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Articles

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A multi-disciplinary database that provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.


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Scientific and scholarly journals which have been peer-reviewed and are free.

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Provides a wide range of full-text news, business, legal, and reference information.


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A wide variety of newspapers with a variety of days covered. The Guided News Search can narrow searches to business, legal, medical, university, arts & sports, and non-English language news (Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish).
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1890-1982.  Index to older magazine articles.
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Comprehensive coverage of sport, fitness and related disciplines provided by the Sport Information Resource Center (SPIRS).  Includes over 700,000 records of monographs and journal articles going back as far as 1800.

Biographical Information

Notable Sports Figures.
Shelf Location: Reference GV 697 A1 N68 2004 Restricted Resource Resource contains images Some full text available


Data/Statistics

ESPN Sports Almanac.
Shelf Location: Reference GV 741 I58 2009 Restricted Resource Some full text available


Statistical Encyclopedia of North American Professional Sports.
Shelf Location: Reference GV 581 G37 2008 Restricted Resource Some full text available


Encyclopedias & Dictionaries

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An extensive collection of hundreds of thousands of acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms. 
Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport.
Shelf Location: Reference GV 567 B48 2005 Restricted Resource Resource contains images Some full text available


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Over 600 online reference titles in all subject areas.  Allows cross-referencing between titles and expanding searches into the Truman catalog and other library resources.
Famous First Facts About Sports.
Shelf Location: Reference GV 571 F73 2001 Restricted Resource Some full text available


Sports Rules Book.
Shelf Location: Reference GV 731 H85 Restricted Resource Resource contains images Some full text available


Handbooks & Guides

The Sports Book: The Games, the Rules, the Tactics, the Techniques
Shelf Location: General Collection GV 707 S698 2007 Some full text available


Online Book Collection

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ebrary's Academic Complete is a growing ebook collection offering online, full-text access to over 70,000 titles in all academic subject areas.

Streaming Video Collections

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Films on Demand is a multi-disciplinary collection of streaming videos from Films Media Group. It includes over 8,000 full-length videos / 90,000 clips  that cover a wide range of academic disciplines: psychology, history, literature, languages, engineering, business, art, sociology, sciences and more. A tutorial is available that will show you how to access Films On Demand from anywhere.  It also instructs on how to add a Films On Demand video to Blackboard.  The tutorial is available at: http://clockhar.sites.truman.edu/films-on-demand/

Style & Citation Guides

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Guides for how to use the American Psychological Association (APA) citation style; the Modern Language Association (MLA) citation style; and the Chicago/Turabian citation style.  This page also has information on how to use tools that automatically format bibliographic information for you such as: EndNote, Zotero, and EasyBib.com.

Web Sites

Sport Science@The Exploratorium Resource contains images Resource contains audio Some full text available
"Learn about the science behind sports, including ice hockey, balls, and rock climbing. Also includes a sports science links and bibliography section, and the opportunity to ask a question about sports and science."  from Internet Public Library

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Carol Lockhart
Reference Librarian
Tel: (660) 785-7417

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