Whose Game? Sports in America

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  • SPORTDiscus with Full Text
    Research tool for all areas of sports & sports medicine literature; indexes journal articles, books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference proceedings.
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    Covers the world's scholarly literature on the history and culture of the United States and Canada.
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    Full text of publications that focus on the impact of gender across a broad spectrum of subject areas.
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    Covers academic literature for disciplines ranging from anthropology, sociology, and political science to communication, education, criminology, demography, economics and more.
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    Covers the academic literature in psychology and related disciplines including psychiatry, sociology, education, and other areas.


Christensen, Karen, Allen Guttmann, and Gertrud Pfister. International encyclopedia of women and sports. New York : Macmillan Reference, 2001. Frost Reference GV709 .I58 2001

Dunmore, Tom. Historical dictionary of soccer. Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2011. Frost Stacks GV942.5 .D86 2011

Jackson, Harvey H. The new encyclopedia of Southern cultureVolume 16, Sports and recreation. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2011. 

Kent, Michael. The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine. Oxford University Press, 2006. 

King, C. Richard. Native Americans in sports. New York, NY : Routledge, 2015.

Kirsch, George B., Othello Harris, and Claire Elaine Nolte. Encyclopedia of ethnicity and sports in the United StatesWestport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2000.

Tomlinson, Alan. A Dictionary of Sports Studies. Oxford University Press, 2010. 


    Search strategies

    Example 1 (books)

    sports OR athlet*
    [and] US OR "united states" OR america*

    Example 2 (articles):

    [and] women OR female OR gender OR girls