Sports and Physical Education Databases
[Also of Interest]
- Indexes to Books:
on the Web:
- The online public access catalog of Long Island University's
six campuses. This can be searched from any computer. No password is needed.
- Online Encyclopedias and Books:
Encyclopedia of World Sport (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group)
- Global and interdisciplinary coverage the world of sport and its incredible
variety, incorporating knowledge from sports management, sports science, human movement
studies, sport history, and sport sociology. Key social issues such as doping, racism, sexism,
civic life, youth participation, and public policy are amply covered, with all perspectives
of Recreation and Leisure in America (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group)
- Provides a comprehensive survey a broad range of activities, including rodeos,
quilting bees, stickball, stock car racing, and more, from the Colonial era to the present, examining
how the pursuit of leisure has changed over time, reflecting shifting social, cultural, political
and economic trends in the United States. Particular attention is paid to how leisure activities
have varied by region, class, ethnicity, gender and age.
Sports Figures (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group)
- Features biographies on more than 600 people from around the world
and throughout history who have broken records, captured attention, or generated
controversy that not only dominated and changed their sport but also had an impact on
the society and culture of their times.
Encyclopedia of American Lives, Thematic Series: Sports Figures (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group)
- Biographies of 500 athletes, team owners, sports promoters, and
coaches, covering both living and deceased individuals from the 19th century to the
present day. Appendices list subjects by sport and by era, it enabling users to do
research on a particular sport or decade.
- Also of Interest:
of Health and Behavior
(GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group)
- (See database page for description)
James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group)
- Covers the culture of mass appeal - all the experiences in life shared by a
people in common as well as those things created for the majority to be easily understandable
and accessible (often disseminated by the mass media) to them. Includes: social life, music,
print, film, television, radio, sports, art, performance, food, fashion, holidays, hairstyles, and
more, emphasizing American popular culture in the second half of the 20th century. Each entry
analyzes the topic and its significance within the broader cultural context.
Database descriptions are adapted from each database's website.
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