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To go beyond Wikipedia to find background information on your topics, consider these academic sources:
- Dictionary of Sports Studies (Oxford)
- Encyclopedia of Ethnicity and Sports in the United States (Greenwood Press)
- Encyclopedia of sports and athletics
- Sport: A Very Short Indroduction (Oxford)
- or consider an additional 600 online dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks related to sports
Books and Articles in Omni
Search Omni for books, articles, videos, and other sources held by the Laurier Library. Depending on your search terms, the large number of results can be intimidating, but you can narrow down your search by clicking the options to the left of the results.
- Find books in Omni
- Find articles in Omni
- See Omni results for sports AND (biography OR autobiography)
If sifting through large numbers of academic article results in Omni is difficult, consider using a specialized database that contains article citations focused on discipline. Some databases helpful in this field of study include:
Popular magazine articles
The library subscribes to many popular magazine titles such as Macleans or Sports Illustrated
- Popular magazines vs trade publications vs scholarly journals
- CPI.Q - recent Canadian content
- Readers Guide - recent US and international content
The Library has access to thousands of current and archival news content sources.
- Finding news articles
- Contact me if you need help finding a specific source, or how to search across a large number of titles
The library subscribes to a large variety of primary source databases.
- Finding primary sources
- Contact me for help in locating primary sources digitized by libraries and archives around the world
The Library subscribes to a number of documentary streaming services. We also subscribe to thousands of popular and current movies through the Audio Ciné Films and Criterion including many sports titles.
- Curio.ca - (CBC)
- Films on Demand
- Filmakers Library Online
- Internet Archive Sports Videos (random content)