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Sport & Recreation Management

Resources in the field of Sport & Recreation Management

Online Course Reading List

Online students: Unless noted otherwise, readings listed are REQUIRED for completion of activities in the online course.

Seated students: Please check with your faculty to determine if the materials shown here are required for your class.


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​​​​​​​Collective bargaining agreement of a professional sports league (Select one to review.)

SMG634 Search Strategies

This page will provide you with some tips and tricks to make your research a breeze! If you still can't find what you need, please don't hesitate to contact the library! You can find our contact information and more on the Get Help page.

To get you started, here are some general search strategies:

Keyword Strategies

Use these keywords in a general search in any one of our recommended databases or inside DragonQuest:

  • "International Olympic Committee"
  • e-sports or electronic sports or competitive gaming
  • "Ownership Model" AND Sport
  • Testosterone AND Sports
  • “Colin Kaepernick” AND Protest
  • “Private Club” AND Sports
  • “National Olympic Committees” AND Sports Management
  • “World Anti-Doping Agency”
  • “Court of Arbitration” AND Sports
  • “Revenue Sharing” AND Professional Sports Teams
  • “Athlete Compensation”
  • “Athlete Compensation” AND Race
  • “Athlete Compensation” AND Gender
  • “Athlete Compensation” AND Sport
  • “Sport Wagering”
  • “Sports Betting”
  • “Competitive Video Gaming”

Subject Strategies

Searching for results by subject heading, rather than by keywords, can help you focus your search in new directions. Consider these subject search options:

  • Intersex Athletes
  • Testosterone
  • Club Managers
  • Sports Administration
  • Anti-Doping
  • Court of Abritration for Sport
  • Professional Sports
  • Dormant Commerce Clause (Constitutional Law)
  • Betting Pools (Gambling)
  • Prevention of Doping in Sports

The following image shows you how to change your search to a subject search by using the dropdown menu inside DragonQuest:

Image shows the dropdown menu selection for "SU Subject Terms" in the DragonQuest search area


Research Starters

Need some extra guidance? Try a Research Starter:

What is a Research Starter?

Research Starters are encyclopedia entries, so they are more of an "idea gathering" mechanism than a scholarly source to support your stance on an issue. They provide you with background information on a broad topic and highlight keywords you can use and/or links to source material to get you started on your research. 

Narrowing DragonQuest Search Results

If you'd like to know how to narrow down your DragonQuest list to only full text, peer reviewed, or specific types of resources, we recommend the following tutorial:

APA Style Help

If you'd like additional guidance on using Academic Writer, we recommend the following tutorial: