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History Course Guides: History 499 (Sports & Recreation)

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History 499 Research Guide

History 499 (Sports & Recreation)

Library Resources (Fall 2022)

Greg Armento, History Librarian  greg.armento@csulb.edu

Contact me via E-mail for research consultation, (in person or zoom)


CHECK FOR CURRENT LIBRARY ONLINE ACCESS OPTIONS.


UNIVERSITY LIBRARY PAGE Is the place to start. It contains an overview of library research services available.


ENCYCLOPEDIAS


FINDING BOOKS IN ONESEARCH 

  • If you discover a CSULB owned print book in OneSearch, we can get to you in a week. But if you want  online books only, select "Full Text Online" option, review this graphic, or you can review this 4 minute tutorial.

Try some of these subject keywords in OneSearch subject keyword search. You’ll get items with higher relevancy. Note that the asterisk* at the end of a word will find sport* (sports  or sporting or sportsmen, etc)

sport*    athlet*    soccer    football    basketball    baseball    rugby

Mix one term above with the a secondary topic, a country: Example: soccer and politic* 


BOOK AND JOURNAL LOANING OPTIONS FROM OTHER LIBRARIES

  • CSU+ To rapidly get books that we don't have, (within 2-4 days) from other CSU libraries. 
  • LINK+ is similar to CSU+ but includes more than CSU Libraries. Service may be unavailable for a while.
  • BEACH REACH Use to get journal articles we don't own delivered rapidly to your desktop.

RESEARCH ARTICLE DATABASES

Many of the databases below contain full text, or will link (2 or 3 clicks away) to the article at another site. Look for this Get It @ CSULB  Databases listed with RED Beginning-Ending Dates suggest primary content with contemporary accounts of a historical event.


GOOGLE TIPS AND TECHNIQUES

  • For word adjacency, phrases, put your topic in "quotation marks
    • Example "soccer culture" 
  • The asterisk(for truncation) won't work in GOOGLE.  
  • To get word variants you must use capitalized OR. Enclose in parentheses. 
    • Example: (sports OR games OR athletics) 
  • Google Books may allow you to read chapters of selected books. You may find the full book in OneSearch or CSU+
  • Google Scholar  to find scholarly journal articles. If you do this in the library, you may find full text articles you can open.

CITING HISTORICAL MATERIALS