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New Database

This important database has been added to Snell Library's subscriptions. Enjoy!

  • SBRnet (Sport Business Research Network)
    Includes sports business resources such as market research, government statistics, news, international publications, research, and directories. Offers detailed data on sport participation, fan profiles, sports facilities, sport finance, sporting goods, sponsorship, marketing, and media.

Key Journal

  • Journal of Sport and Social Issues
    Peer-reviewed scholarly journal with research, discussion, & analysis on contemporary sport issues. International, interdisciplinary perspective. Examines today's most pressing and far-reaching questions about sport. Full text online from 1999 to present.
 

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Scholar OneSearch

Search for books, videos, and journals in the library catalog section of Scholar OneSearch. The small box here does not search articles.

 

Welcome!

Here you will find a collection of resources that may prove useful for your research involving the intersection of sport and social issues. If you have suggestions for additional content for this guide, don't hesitate to let me know! The Feedback box at the bottom of the right-hand column is a good way to do this.

You may also want to check the website for Sport in Society, a Northeastern University research center, which contains other helpful information and links.

Feel free to contact me for research assistance -- my contact info is in the profile box at the right. If I'm not available you may also want to try the Library's Ask a Librarian page.

Best Bets: Research Databases

Here are some of your best options for finding articles on issues and topics in sport and society, including culture, race, gender, youth, violence, diversity, respect, disabilities, activism, and human rights. This field is very interdisciplinary so you'll probably want to try more than one of these resources.

  • SPORTDiscus with Full Text
    Covers sports medicine & psychology, sports science, injury prevention & rehabilitation, physical therapy, physical fitness, exercise & education, nutrition, kinesiology, coaching & training, sport administration, doping, health & health education, etc.
  • SBRnet (Sport Business Research Network)
    Includes sports business resources such as market research, government statistics, news, international publications, research, and directories. Offers detailed data on sport participation, fan profiles, sports facilities, sport finance, sporting goods, sponsorship, marketing, and media.
  • Academic Search Premier (EbscoHost)
    Full text for nearly 4,500 journals, including full text for more than 3,600 peer-reviewed (scholarly) titles covering all academic subjects.
  • Sociological Abstracts (ProQuest)
    Find articles, book reviews, etc., from over 1,800 journals from the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Also includes listings for books, book chapters, and conference papers.
  • ERIC
    Sponsored by the US Department of Education; provides extensive access to school and learning-related literature.
  • PsycINFO (ProQuest)
    The American Psychological Association's flagship database of 2.4 million articles, books, and other international documents in psychology, going back over a century. 98% peer-reviewed!
  • PsycArticles (EbscoHost)
    Indexes and provides in full text 59 scholarly/academic journals produced by the American Psychological Association and allied organizations (but only those journals).
  • GenderWatch
    Reprints full articles from women's studies magazines and newsletters (including some that are hard to find in print), as well as some scholarly journals. Goes back to the 1970's. General topics: how gender impacts society; evolution of gender roles.
  • Communication & Mass Media Complete (EbscoHost)
    Unique coverage of sports and culture in the public media including print journalism, radio, television, and advertising. Significant full text is available.
  • CINAHL Full Text (EbscoHost)
    Most comprehensive source of full-text articles for allied health issues in journals, including gender and race comparisons in sports, identity, and disability.
  • LexisNexis Academic
    Up-to-date full-text news information--search for newspapers, periodicals, public records, and legal documents, often within 24 hours of publication, and in some cases going back 20 years. Can be used to find laws and regulations pertaining to sports.
  • Business Source Premier (EbscoHost)
    Useful source for the study of the psychosocial aspects of sports in the consumer and marketplace, the workplace, and the arena venues.

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NOTE: On leave for Fall 2014 Term. Please contact Andrew Gaudio during this time.
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Northeastern University Libraries since July 2004. Prior work in libraries at Lafayette College (PA), Boston Architectural College, and Yale University.
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MLS, Simmons College, 2003.

BA, linguistics, Yale University, 1998.

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