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A library guide for Sport Administration masters and doctoral students at the University of Northern Colorado.
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General Sport Databases

SPORTDiscus (EbscoHost) - 1949-present. SPORTDiscus indexes journals and books in recreation, exercise physiology, sports medicine, coaching, and physical fitness. Provided by the Sport Information Resource Centre, SPORTDiscus offers comprehensive, bibliographic coverage of the discipline. This database contains well over 1,392,000 records with journal and monograph coverage going back to 1800; over 22,000 dissertations and theses and reference to articles in 60 different languages.

SBRNet If the page does not immediately display, refresh the page. (Sport Business Research Network) - SBRnet combines market research from the largest single research supplier to the industry, the National Sporting Goods Association; the U.S. Department of Commerce; various sports governing bodies; and full-text articles from 14 magazines and newsletters published by VNU, the world's largest sporting goods trade publisher, and newsletters provided by leading independent industry experts. Subjects covered include sporting goods industry, sports sponsorship and marketing, broadcasting, facilities, broadcasting and new media.

PsycINFO (CSA) - An abstract database of psychological literature from the 1800s to the present. An essential tool for researchers, PsycINFO combines a wealth of content with precise indexing so you can get just what you need easily. PsycINFO contains bibliographic citations, abstracts, cited references, and descriptive information to help you find what you need across a wide variety of scholarly publications in the behavioral and social sciences.

Social Sciences Citation Index (Web of Science) - Web of Science includes Arts & Humanities Citation Index (2004-present), Science Citation Index Expanded (1999-present), and Social Sciences Citation Index (1972-present). It offers bibliographic citations and cited references from a broad range of disciplines, and is useful as a citation analysis tool.


General Business Databases

Recommended starting places

ABI/INFORM Global (ProQuest)
(article index)
Full-text articles from worldwide business periodicals, including the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal.

Business Source Premier (EBSCOhost)
(article index)
Provides full text for over 2,700 scholarly business journals covering management, economics, finance, accounting, international business and much more. In addition to traditional periodicals, find SWOT analyses, company profiles, industry profiles, and more.

LexisNexis Academic
(article index)
News, business, legal, and reference information. Full-text newspapers include the Denver Post, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Washington Post, Times (London), Financial Times (London), and many others.

Wall Street Journal (ProQuest)
Full-text articles from the Wall Street Journal. Newspaper.


Finding Books

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Regional & National Sources for Identifying Books:

Prospector - Prospector is a unified catalog of academic, public and special libraries in Colorado and Wyoming. Through Prospector you have access to almost 10 million books, journals, sound recordings, films, videotapes and other materials held in these libraries. - Through this database search the collections of libraries around the world.

Book Index with Reviews (EbscoHost) - A comprehensive database that provides information on book, music, and video titles. Full-text searchable book reviews from Library Journal, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, CHOICE, and others are included.

Google Book Search - Search for books to find publication data and information about borrowing through a library or purchasing. In addition, you can see sample pages from certain books, and the full text of books that are out of copyright & for which Google has permissions.

E-Book Collections @ the University Libraries

Richard K. Miller & Associates E-Book Collection (RKMA) publishes a wide range of market research handbooks that focus on various consumer-related markets. Each of our comprehensive assessments include market forecasts, sector trends, and statistics. Titles of interest in sport administration include:

                Consumer Behavior
                Sports Marketing
                Entertainment, Media & Advertising Market Research Handbook
                Retail Business Market Research Handbook
                Leisure Market Research Handbook


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