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Selected Resources


August 2008
(251) 460-7025

 The following is a guide to library resources that may prove useful. It is not an exhaustive list; please consult a reference librarian for help in locating additional materials.  The guide covers major reference sources in the fields of health education, physical education, recreation/ leisure services, and dance.
Questions?  Call or E-mail us at webref@jaguar1.usouthal.edu


AAHPERD.  American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.http://www.aahperd.org                
National Recreation and Park Association.  http://www.nrpa.org


 For the next five items, link through “Articles, Indexes, Databases” on the Library home page.
SPORT Discus.  Select EBSCO and scroll down to this subscription database.   Select.
ERIC. 1966-   .  EBSCO
The major education database includes documents as well as journal articles; may be searched
Professional Development Collection. EBSCO.  Complete texts of articles.
Education Research CompleteEBSCO.
Health Source:  Nursing Academic Edition. EBSCO
This is one of several health-oriented EBSCO databases.
Physical Education Index.  Ref. Z 6121 .P5  (Coverage through 2000.)
Physical Education Digest.  http://www.pedigest.com
Articles can be identified and ordered at this website.
Professional Collection.  Link through Gale/InfoTrac 
Research in Dance: A Guide to Resources.  Ref. GV 1594 .B6 1994


Digest of Education Statistics.  Gov  Docs  SuDocs # ED 1.326
Statistical Abstract of the United States.  Ready Ref. HA 203 .A299 (also in Gov Docs)
American Statistics Index.   Gov Docs Ref. Z 7554 .U5 A46
National Center for Health Statistics.  http://www.cdc.gov/nchs


Encyclopedia of Associations.  Ready Ref. HS 17 .G334
Use the keyword index in vol. 3 to look up professional and scholarly organizations in HPELS fields and others.  Our latest is 2002. Baugh Library has 2003.
Sports Market Place. MCOB Business Library GV 563 .U5  S667   Latest only.                                                          
Guide To ACA Accredited Camps    http://www.acacamps.org


Sports Ethics:  A Reference Handbook. Ref.  GV 706.3 .B47 1994
Ethics in Sport.  Bookstacks GV 706.3 .E86 2001
NCAA Division I Manual.  Ref. GV 563 .N25297  Latest edition only.
Legal Handbook on School Athletics.  Ref. KF 4166 .Z9 L44 1997
Allen  and Hanburys Athletic Drug Reference..  Ref. RC 1230  A45 1994
Biomedical Library has 2001 (QT 260 .A425)
Official Rules of Tennis. Ref. GV 1001  .O44  2000


For Catalog searching of author / subject, use last name first.  Example:  higgs  robert
Biography and Genealogy Master Index.   
Electronic access through  "E-Reference Sources"on the Library home page.
International Encyclopedia of Women and Sports  3 vols. Ref. GV 709 .I58 2001
Biographical Dictionary of American Sports:  1992-1995 Supplement.  Ref. GV 697 .A1 B494 1995
Published at intervals.  Browse in Reference GV section.
Encyclopedia of College Basketball. Ref. GV 885.7 .D68 1995
Encyclopedia of Recreation and Leisure.  Ref. GV 53 .E53 2004
African American Sports Greats.  Ref. GV 697 .A1 F37 1995
Historical Dictionary of the Modern Olympic Movement.   Ref. GV 721.5 .H546 1996
Encyclopedia of World Sport: From Ancient Times to the Present.  Ref. GV 567 .E56 1996
Sports:  the Complete Visual Reference.  Ref. GV 704 .S663 2000
Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine.  Bookstacks RC 1206 .O355 2006
Biographical Dictionary of the Sports Hall of Fame.  Ref. GV 877 .B27 1996
Out of the Shadows:  A Biographical History of African American Athletes.
Bookstacks GV 697 .A1 O98 2006


Chronicle of the Olympics, 1896-1996.  Ref. GV 721 .C57 1996
College Football Records:  Division 1-A  and the Ivy League, 1869-1984.  Ref. GV 950 .B35 1987
Negro Leagues Book.  Ref. GV 863 .A1 N434 1994
Track and Field Record Holders.   Ref. GV 697 .A1 B336 1996
Ultimate Guide to College Football: Rankings, Records, and Scores.  Ref. GV956.8  .Q85q85 2004
Americans at Play:  Demographics of Outdoor Recreation and Travel.  
MCOB Business Library GV 191.4  .W44 1997
Baseball Encyclopedia.   Ref. GV 877 .B27 1996;  go to IMC for CD-ROM
Statistical Encyclopedia of North American Professional Sports.  Ref. GV 581 .G37 2008


Career Opportunites in the Sports Industry.  Career Counter/Ref. GV 734 .F545 2004
Career Opportunities in the Travel Industry. Career Counter/Ref. G 155.7 .C65 2004
Careers in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality.  Bookstacks G 155.5 .E24 2006
Opportunities in Sports and Fitness Careers.  Bookstacks GV 734.3 .H45 2003


Capital letters not necessary for SOUTHcat searching,  not even for boolean operators such as
"and."  Don't use any  punctuation-this includes hyphens and apostrophes. The default search
assumes Boolean.  Example:  sports injuries

Subject--                                                                                                Keyword (default)
Games                                                                                                   physical education
Sports                                                                                                     olympics and history
Sports medicine                                                                                   sports medicine
Physiology                                                                                            automobile racing
AIDS disease                                                                                        AIDS disease
Camping                                                                                                 recreation
Sports united states finance                                                              hospitality industry
School health
Human anatomy

Keyword with boolean (and, or), use quotation marks around phrases:

“Sports accidents”  and injuries                       “South alabama” and “physical education”and diss?

Note:  For ERIC searching, consult the Thesaurus of ERIC Descriptors, which is held in the Reference          
department.  An electronic edition is available as a link from ERICon EBSCO.

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