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FTS 100: Leisure Quest
The library has many tools to help you conduct research on your topics. Use this guide to explore a selection of sources available to you. If you have questions, encounter problems, or simply want to talk about your topic, stop by the Reference Desk to chat with any of our librarians. You are also more than welcome to contact me directly at email@example.com or x7563.
Librarian: Michelle Twait firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor: Aaron Banks email@example.com
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Reference books are an excellent place to start your research. These specialized encyclopedias provide overviews of topics, giving you both a sense of the scope of the topic and good search terms! Some reference books also have suggestions for further reading; locate these books and articles to use as sources in your paper.
- American Decades
Detroit: Gale Research
Presents social and cultural history in ten-year periods, covering the arts, business, fashion, law, medicine, religion, and more.
Location(s): Ref E 169.12 .A419 1994 (10 vols.)
- Encyclopedia of Aging
New York: Springer
Covers topics related to aging in brief articles.
Location(s): Ref HQ1061 .E53 2001
- Encyclopedia of Play in Today's Society
This two-volume set explores the concept of play in history and modern society in the United States and internationally. Its scope encompasses leisure and recreational activities of children and adults throughout the ages, from dice games in the Roman Empire to video games today.
Location(s): Ref GV11 .E555 2009
- Encyclopedia of Recreation and Leisure in America
New York: Scribner's
Contains lengthy explorations of the leisure activities of various communities in the US as well as pursuits such as baseball, marathons, tourism, and concepts such as leisure class and television's impact on popular leisure.
Location(s): Ref GV 53 .E53 2004
- Encyclopedia of Sociology
This set provides up-to-date and scholarly discussions of topics in the field such as class and race, ethnicity, economic sociology, and social structure. Each article is written by a specialist and all have excellent bibliographies.
Location(s): Ref HM425 .E5 2000
- Working Americans 1880-1999
A compilation of social history, providing profiles of average families and primary sources organized chronologically. The first three volumes of this series cover the working class, middle class, and upper class. Further volumes focus on childrenk, women at work, social movements, immigration, and more.
Location(s): Ref HD 8066 .D47 2000
For books in the Gustavus library, use the MnPALS catalog. Write down the call number and location information. Use the maps on the library's website, the tags on the sides of shelves, or stop at the Reference Desk to figure out where your book is shelved. To request books from other libraries, visit the Interlibrary Loan page for more information or use the FindIt! button in WorldCat.
See also: Library of Congress Classification System
- MnPALS Plus
The online catalog to the library at Gustavus Adolphus College. Choose "All Libraries" in the search options to search other MnPALS libraries (such as Minnesota State schools) and request books through Interlibrary Loan. View our MnPALS Plus tutorial.
Includes over 40 million bibliographic records representing cataloged resources in 400 languages owned by libraries around the world. Materials date back to the 11th century. Owning libraries can be identified for books, journals, archival resources and electronic resources. Access to WorldCat is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM); the database can also be searched through its free web interface, at worldcat.org.
1000 CE-present; updated daily
Search for articles in any of these databases. If the full text is not available through the database, click on the yellow FindIt! button. The FindIt! button will search all other databases and our print copies to see if we have access to the article. An SFX screen will pop up, directing you to full text options. If you see an option for ILL, it means we will have to request the article from another library. Click the Go button next to the ILL option to be taken directly to the ILL form.
- Academic Search Premier
The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database, Academic Search Premier indexes nearly 8,050 publications and provides full text for nearly 4,600, including more than 3,500 peer-reviewed journals. Coverage also includes many newspapers and popular magazines and spans virtually every area of academic study since 1975. Updated daily. Access is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM). View our Academic Search Premier tutorial.
1975-present; updated daily
- Annual Review of Sociology
Annual volume of review essays that examine an issue in depth and provide a review of relevant research.
- Arts & Humanities Citation Index (Web of Knowledge)
A multidisciplinary index covering the journal literature of the arts and humanities. This index fully covers 1,144 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals, and also includes some individually selected, relevant items from over 6,800 major science and social science journals. Some of the disciplines covered include archaeology, linguistics, art, literature, music, philosophy, dance, history, religion and theater.
1997-present; updated weekly
- Business Source Premier
Full-text coverage to more than 2,800 scholarly journals and trade publications in business, economics, political science and public administration. Selected Datamonitor company reports and EIU country documents are also available. Access is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM).
Full-text backfiles to over 350 scholarly journals from more than 25 academic disciplines published between the 19th and 21st centuries in the JSTOR Arts & Sciences I, Arts & Sciences II, and Language & Literature collections. JSTOR provides complete journal backruns from the date of initial publication up to a "moving wall" of 3 to 5 years before the present year. To limit your search to full text articles, make sure that the option to "include links to external content" is turned off.
- LexisNexis Academic
Search current news, business information (including business news and corporate financials), and legal news and information. International news sources are also included.
Coverage varies by title; mostly 1980s-present
Citations and abstracts to articles from more than 1300 international journals in psychology and related fields, going back to 1840. This database covers all areas of psychology, including experimental, developmental, communications, social processes and issues, personality, physical and psychological disorders, professional issues, applied psychology, educational psychology, and behavioral literature in such related fields as law, business and medicine. Also includes citations for books and book chapters.
- SAGE Premier
Search the full text to over 500 scholarly journals published by SAGE in a range of disciplines, including many social sciences titles. Many journals include full backfiles - back to 1960s or earlier. To search articles by discipline, click on the "Browse" tab, then click on the "Articles by Discipline" tab.
Journals and Magazines of Interest
- SPORTDiscus with Full Text
The world's most comprehensive bibliographic resource for all aspects of sport and fitness. Contains bibliographic references to international practical and research literature in sport, physical fitness, active living, and physical education. This database contains over 650,000 records with journal and monograph coverage going back to 1800. It provides full text for more than 440 journals indexed in SPORTDiscus.
1800-present; updated monthly
- Leisure Sciences
Full-text available from 1998-present (most recent 1 year not available) in Academic Search Premier.
- Leisure Studies
Full-text available from 1996-present (most recent 1 year not available) in the Academic Search Premier.
Use these pages to explore other library resources.
- Citing Your Sources
Start here to find information on citing your sources in MLA, APA, and Chicago Style.
- Reference Desk
Hours for fall semester at the Reference Desk are: Monday - Thursday 10:00 - 5:00 & 6:00 - 10:00, Friday 10:00 - 5:00, and Sunday 2:00 - 10:00
I'm happy to meet with you at any time to chat about your research. I can suggest additional sources, advanced search techniques, and troubleshoot problems you may encounter. Email Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org or call x7563.
Page Coordinator: Michelle Twait email@example.com
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