March Madness?

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!

Reference Sources

GV567 .H518 2002 – Wells Reference Reading Room

GV885.7 .D68 1995 – Wells Reference Reading Room

GV721 .B45 2003 – Wells Reference Reading Room

Copies on order: COMING SOON!

Electronic Databases

  • 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 This database includes thousands of pages of text from books, articles, and unpublished manuscripts as well as English translations of foreign texts available exclusively in HRAF.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!


PS374.S76 N65 2010 – Wells Research Collection

PS3511.I9 Z6855 2007 – Wells Research Collection

PR428.S75 S46 2003 – Wells Research Collection

Last, but certainly not least, check out the library resources webpage or contact the reference desk via phone, instant message, or in person for more information!