Resources & Databases


Sports Book ,3rd ed., 2013

Covers more than 200 different sports, from baseball to hockey, jujitsu to cross-country skiing, and water polo to gymnastics, and everything in between. Also includes an extensive Olympics section.

Sports in America , Gale, 2016

Explores the role of sports in American society. Covers participation and attendance at sporting events; the sports industry; illegal gambling and performance-enhancing drugs; and student athletes.

Sports in America: From Colonial Times to the Twenty-first Century , Sharpe OnLine, 2013

Perhaps no country in the world has embraced sports — in both their spectatorial and their participatory forms — quite like the United States. Certainly, as the historical emphasis of this encyclopedia reveals, no country has embraced sports so readily and so enthusiastically. Since colonial times, sports in America have been a major source of entertainment, a form of recreation, and a way of achieving physical fitness. Sports have helped define who Americans are, even as Americans have put their own stamp on sports.

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