What would you say if someone asked you, “Who do you think is going to win March Madness?” Would you stare blankly at the person, or would you immediately answer, “I’ve got Butler winning it all!” Like so many other sporting events, the NCAA Basketball Tournament draws big audiences every year. This year is no different with many dramatic wins by underdog teams. Whether you love the game or love to hate it, there is no denying the influence of sports on cultures around the world.
If you want to learn more about sports history in America and throughout the world, here are several resources you may find helpful!
- The Encyclopedia of North American Sports History (2002)
GV567 .H518 2002 – Wells Reference Reading Room
- Encyclopedia of College Basketball (1995)
GV885.7 .D68 1995 – Wells Reference Reading Room
- Encyclopedia of International Games (2003)
GV721 .B45 2003 – Wells Reference Reading Room
- Encyclopedia of Sports Films (2011)
Copies on order: COMING SOON!
- Leisure Tourism: The Leisure Tourism database is an index to the literature of more than 400 international publications in the area of travel, leisure, and hospitality. It includes references to books, journals, conference proceedings, bulletins, reports, and news items. Coverage begins in 1976 and continues to the present.
- eHRAF World Cultures: This is a cross-cultural database that contains information on all aspects of cultural and social life. Use it to find information on a particular culture or cultural trait, or for making cross-cultural comparisons. This database includes thousands of pages of text from books, articles, and unpublished manuscripts as well as English translations of foreign texts available exclusively in HRAF.
- Kinesiology Abstracts: This includes an index and full texts of dissertations and master’s theses in health, physical education, recreation, exercise and sports sciences, sport history, and related issues.
- SPORTDiscus with Full Text: This database covers everything from sports, physical fitness, sports medicine, sports science, physical education, coaching, training, sport administration, sport law and legislation, and disabled athletes, just to name a few!
- Epidemiology of Injury in Olympic Sports [electronic resource]
Caine, Dennis John
- Ball Tales : A Study of Baseball, Basketball and Football Fiction of the 1930s through 1960s
PS374.S76 N65 2010 – Wells Research Collection
- Sports, Narrative, and Nation in the Fiction of F. Scott Fitzgerald
McDonald, Jarom Lyle
PS3511.I9 Z6855 2007 – Wells Research Collection
- Sports in Literature : Experiencing the Thrill of Competition Through Stories, Poems, and Nonfiction
PR428.S75 S46 2003 – Wells Research Collection