Franklin &  Marshall College Library

SOC 370: Sociology of Sport

How to find background information

Use reference sources to get ideas for topics, to get background information, and to guide you to additional information.
International encyclopedia of women and sports. 3 volumes
Reference Room GV709 .I58 2001

Encyclopedia of sports science.
Science Library -- Reference GV558 .E53 1997

Encyclopedia of world sport: from ancient times to the present. 3 volumes
Reference Room GV567 .E56 1996

The encyclopedia of North American sports history
Reference Room GV567 .H518 1992

Sports culture: an A-Z guide
Reference Room GV706.5 .C383 2000

Sociology of sport : an annotated bibliography
Reference Room GV706.5 .R43 1988

Social issues in contemporary sport : a resource guide
Reference Room GV706.5 .W57 1994

The women's sports encyclopedia
Reference Room GV709 .W589 1997

Encyclopedia of sociology. 2001. 5 volumes
Reference Room HM17 .E5 1992

How to find books

Select Library Catalog from the Library web page

How To Find Journal and Newspaper Articles

Available from the Library web page under Indexes and Article Collections. Browse the entire list to find databases relevant to your particular topic. The databases listed below are most likely to be useful:
America: History and Life
Comprehensive bibliography of articles on the history and culture of the United States and Canada. Covers 1964 to the present.

Index to Legal Periodicals & Books
Indexes articles from 620 legal journals, yearbooks, institutes, bar association organs, law reviews, and government publications originating in the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia, and NewZealand. Includes book reviews. Covers August 1981 to the present.

Lexis-Nexis
Connections to newspaper articles, business information, and legal resources.

PAIS International
Index to policy-oriented literature (books, journal articles and U.S. and foreign government documents). International coverage of information about political, economic and social issues and events in specific countries. Covers 1972 to the present.

PsycINFO
The APA's index of journals, books, dissertations, and reports on psychology and related fields. Includes indexing from Psychological Abstracts. Covers 1887 to the present.

Sociological Abstracts
Full version comprehensive database of over 1500 journals covering sociology, social work, and other social sciences. Covers 1963 to the present.

How to get articles and books

Search for journals owned by F&M:
Click on the Journals at F&M box on the Library web page, and then enter the name of the journal.

Full text online:
Interlibrary Loan for books and articles:
Form available from Library web page. You will need the barcode number from your ID card. Be THOROUGH in the information you provide. If you are unsure of any citation information, please indicate in "Comments" field. Also, please include source of the citation whenever possible. Allow two weeks for delivery, some items may arrive sooner.

Citation Guides

Click on the box How to Cite, Search, etc. on the library homepage for information on citation styles and advice on how to evaluate print resources and web sites.


If you have any questions about choosing a topic, or using the above resources, you may stop at the Reference Desk, or contact the librarian below:

Last updated: 1/2/04 ag, contact Pam Snelson for assistance, 291-3896