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FTS 100: Sport, Leisure and Society
The Research Process
Research is an adventure. It's open-ended, exploratory, surprising, frustrating, and full of blind alleys and interesting side trips. It doesn't have to be lonely. Compare notes with your colleagues and take advantage of the friendly people sitting at the reference desk. We love to help you find what you're looking for.
Instructor: Bonnie Reimann
Librarian: Anna Hulseberg email@example.com
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Reference works are helpful at two points in your research: when starting out (by offering overview articles of, say, a writer and her work) or when nailing down unfamiliar terms, concepts, and topics that turn up during your research. Many reference book articles are written by experts and offer not only information but excellent bibliographies for further research.
- Encyclopedia of Recreation and Leisure in America
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
- MnPALS Plus
The online catalog to the library at Gustavus Adolphus College. Choose "All MnPALS Libraries" under "Library to Search" to search other MnPALS libraries (such as Minnesota State schools) and request books through Interlibrary loan. See our Guide to MnPALS for instructions. You may want to supplement your use of the catalog with browsing shelf areas for your topic. For instance, books on popular music are shelved between ML3469 and ML3541.
- Library of Congress Classification System
In our library, books on the same subject are shelved together by call number according to the Library of Congress Classification System. When searching MnPALS, check the "Location" column for the call number.
Databases for articles and other materials offer references to publications that may or may not be in this library; some databases offer full text of articles and others simply citations. There are in-depth databases that cover publications in a particular field and others that are interdisciplinary. You can access databases from a drop-down list on the library's main page.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- Journal Locator
Find out if we subscribe to a particular journal, either online or in print. If the journal is not available in print or full text at Gustavus, you may request copies of articles through Interlibrary Loan.
- Reference Desk
Need additional assistance? Stop by the reference desk. Librarians can point you to the best resources for your research project.
During the academic year, the reference desk is staffed six days a week except during holidays and breaks. When classes are in session, reference librarians are available at the following times:
Monday - Thursday 10:00 - 5:00 & 6:00 - 10:00, Friday 10:00 - 5:00, and Sunday 2:00 - 10:00.
You can also e-mail a librarian (firstname.lastname@example.org) or IM/Chat with a librarian.
I am happy to discuss your research questions with you. Contact me via e-mail at email@example.com or call me at x7566.
Page Coordinator: Anna Hulseberg firstname.lastname@example.org
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