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The following journal databases are available to PC students, faculty, and staff from on- and off-campus locations. Search using terms dealing with your topic.
Academic Search Premier
EBSCOhost’s journal and magazine articles from all academic disciplines
EBSCO eBook Collection [EBSCO]
Choose this collection from the list of all EBSCOhost databases.
Oxford African American Studies Center
A comprehensive online collection from Oxford University Press focusing on the lives and events which have shaped African American and African history and culture
Gale Biography in Context
Search for people, includes full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals.
Gale U.S. History in Context
Events, issues and current information in U.S. history from journal articles, reference, and primary source materials
Gale World History in Context
Information on topics ranging from ancient Europe to Latin America and from the Far East to the Renaissance
A searchable archive of full-text journals covering all disciplines
Current and recent volumes of over 111 core journals in the humanities and social sciences.
PC has Journal of Sport History, 2010-present; Journal of Sports Media, 2006-present.
PsycINFO [EBSCO] American Psychological Association, 1887 to the present
Rich resource for research in psychology and related disciplines. Contains citations and summaries of journal articles, chapters, books, technical reports, and dissertations in psychology and related disciplines. Over 55,000 references are added yearly. Full-text articles from 43 PsycARTICLES journals available through PsycINFO searches. Additional full-text articles in other PC journal collections can be found through Journal Finder.
America’s Historical Newspapers, 1690-1876 [NewsBank Archive of Americana]
A searchable database with issues from over 700 historical American newspapers from 23 states and the District of Columbia focusing largely on the 18th and early 19th centuries. Select specific titles or search publications by state.
The Atlanta Constitution Archive [ProQuest Historical Newspapers]
Full-text & full-image articles from 1868-1945.
The New York Times Archive [ProQuest Historical Newspapers]
Full-text & full-image of NYT articles with coverage from 1851 up to three years ago.
The Nineteenth Century in Print: Periodicals [Library of Congress]
Twenty-three popular periodicals digitized by Cornell University Library and the Library of Congress, including literary and political magazines, as well as Scientific American, Manufacturer and Builder, and Garden and Forest: A Journal of Horticulture, Landscape Art, and Forestry. The longest run is for The North American Review, 1815-1900.
Journal Finder provides access to PC's electronic and print journals, magazines, and newspapers in one convenient location.
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Bairner, Alan. "Football and community in the global context." Leisure Studies 29:3 (2010),
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Sports history journals:
Sport in History
“Original, archivally-based research on the history of sport, leisure and recreation. This journal encourages the study of sport to illuminate broader historical issues and debates.” [access to free articles from this journal]
Journal of Sport History [NASSH] 0094-1700, not subscribed @ PC
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Subject searching is an effective and precise method of searching the catalog, however, KEYWORD searching has benefits, also.
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athlet* = athlete, athletes, athletic, athletics
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EBSCOhost has acquired NetLibrary!
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eBook Example in THOMCAT:
Sports in America Series by decade, Chelsea House, 2010.
|Other options for book loans
A catalog of books and materials at libraries worldwide. Try searching here to find ALL books available on a topic. Materials available at Thomason Library are highlighted and others can be borrowed through ILL or searched in the PASCAL Catalog.
ILL is available to PC students, faculty and staff in order to share resources between libraries. Click link for more information.
|Print Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, and more
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Reference works related to sports :
The Baseball Encyclopedia: the complete and official record of major league baseball, 4th ed., rev. and expanded, Macmillan, 1979.
Main Level, Reference: R 796.357 B291B
The Ball is Round: a global history of soccer, Riverhead Books, 2008.
Upper Level: 796.334 G564B
Chronicle of the Olympics, 1896-1996, distributed by Houghton Mifflin Co., 1996.
Main Level, Reference: R 796.48 C468C
Encyclopedia of World Sport: from ancient times to the present, ABC CLIO, 1996.
Main Level, Reference: R 796.03 En19E [3 vols]
Encyclopedia of North American Sports History, Facts on File, c2002.
Main Level, Reference: R 796.097 H528E
The Great Encyclopedia of 19th-century Major League Baseball, Fine Books, 1997.
Main Level, Reference: R 796.357 N341G
Historical Dictionary of the Olympic Movement, Scarecrow Press, c1995.
Main Level, Reference: R 796.48 B851H
The New Dickson Baseball Dictionary: a cyclopedic reference, Harcourt Brace & Co., 1999.
Main Level, Reference: R 796.357 D561N
NCAA Football: the official … college football records book, National Collegiate Athletic Association, c1995-
Main Level, Reference: R 796.33 N213N 1995
New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Sports & Recreation, UNC Press, 2011.
Main Level, Reference: R 975.00321 N42N v.16
Outstanding Women Athletes: who they are and how they influenced sports in America, Oryx Press, 1992.
Main Level, Reference: R 796.01940922 W888O
Sports Culture: an A-Z guide, Routledge, 2000.
Main Level, Reference: R 306.483 C268S
What’s in a Nickname? exploring the jungle of college athletic mascots, R. Franks Pub. Ranch, c1982.
Main Level, Reference: R 796.071173 F855W
Women in Sport: an annotated bibliography and resource guide, 1900-1990, G. K. Hall & Co., 1991.
Main Level, Reference: R 016.7960194 R285W
Women in Sports: the complete book on the world’s greatest female athletes, General Pub. Group, c1997.
Main Level, Reference: R 796.092 L452W
Search these collections of eReference Encyclopedias OR select a relevant individual title:
Gale Virtual Reference Library
40 authoritative and award-winning social sciences encyclopedias for your topic.
Oxford African American Studies Center
A comprehensive online collection from Oxford University Press focusing on the lives and events which have shaped African American history and culture. Includes images, primary sources, maps and content from the following reference works from Oxford:
Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience
African American National Biography
Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895
Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present
Sharpe Online Reference: U.S. History and Culture [SOLR]
Search this collection of 9 eBooks from M.E. Sharpe Publishing and explore the broad range of events, people, movements, and political, social, economic, and cultural issues that have shaped the United States from earliest times to the present day. Includes web links, primary sources, teacher resources, as well as a searchable image gallery.
Encyclopedia of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era
Encyclopedia of the Jazz Age
Encyclopedia of the Great Depression and New Deal
Postwar America: An Encyclopedia of Social, Political,
Cultural, and Economic History
American Presidential Campaigns and Elections
Social Issues in America: An Encyclopedia
Encyclopedia of American Social Movements
Encyclopedia of American Folklife
New! American History in Video [Alexander Street Press]
This collection is an exclusive collaboration with A&E Television Networks and features important documentaries and series from The History Channel®, A&E Network®, and Biography®. Historical coverage ranges from the early history of Native Americans, to the lost colony of Roanoke, to the 1988 Vicennes Affair in the Persian Gulf. Biographical coverage ranges from eighteenth century figures such as Benedict Arnold and Daniel Boone to modern day figures such as Thurgood Marshall and Helen Thomas. Search or browse-- powered by Semantic Indexing and searchable transcripts synchronized to video—gives the ability to drill down in seconds to find the footage of interest from thousands of hours of video. Provides the largest and richest online collection of video available for the study of American history.
ARTstor Digital Library
Initiated at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the ARTstor Digital Library is comprised of approximately 300,000 digital images of visual material from different time-periods, cultures, and disciplines derived from several source collections that are the product of collaborations with libraries, museums, photographic archives, publishers, slide libraries, and individual scholars. ARTstor provides a wide range of visual materials for educational and scholarly use, and broader access to images of important art, architecture, design and archeological objects.
100 Years of Olympic Glory [videorecording], Turner Home Entertainment, c 1996.
Lower Level: VIDEO 796.48 On2O [2 parts]
Baseball, a film by Ken Burns [videorecording], Turner Home Entertainment: PBS Home Video, c1994.
Lower Level: VIDEO 796.357 B291B [9 vols]
The Sociology of Sports in the United States, Insight Media, c2005.
Main Level, Reference: DVD 796 So13S
Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition, The University of Chicago Press, 2010.
Main Level, Reference: R 808.027 C432C
Research and Documentation Online: Chicago Style - History Papers [Bedford St./Martin's, 5th edition]
Writing Center, Presbyterian College
Citation styles, writing guides, and scheduling an appointment with a tutor.
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North American Society for Sport History
Purpose of NASSH is “to promote, stimulate, and encourage study and research and writing of the history of sport; to support and cooperate with local, national, and international organizations having the same purposes. The Society conducts its activities solely for scholarly and literary purposes.” Publishes The Journal of Sport History [0094-1700] As well as academic articles, each issue of the JSH features a forum in which scholars debate significant topics. Membership includes full-text access. Site provides TOC to issues; SITE SAYS AVAIL. THRU PROJECT MUSE but not part of PC subscription
British Society of Sports History
“Our purpose is to promote the study of the history of sport. Our work includes activities as diverse as encouragement of research within and beyond academic settings, support for the preservation of the sporting record, collaboration with the museum and heritage sector, promotion of the study of the history of sport in higher and further education as well as by those in secondary school, and engagement with the broader public media.” BRAND NEW SITE-under construction
Sport in Society [Northeastern University, Boston]
Educates and supports emerging leaders and organizations within sport with the awareness, knowledge and skills to implement innovative and impactful solutions for social change.
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