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Sports Management

Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, etc

When beginning a research project or when needing some background information on a new area of research, you might want to start with one of these general information sources. We often call this "Pre-search" because it comes before your main research. Different disciplines have specialized encyclopedias, dictionaries and other reference books to get you started. Often the entries in these will have brief bibliographies or suggestions for further readings. You can use these to begin your research, to narrow your topic and to find good keywords to use when searching for articles:

World Atlas of Sport

Key Concepts in Sports Studies

Gender and Education

A Dictionary of Sports Studies

A Supplemental Dictionary of Sports Personalities

The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine