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Topics in Sports Administration: Finding Articles

Research Starters and Materials for Sports Management, Communications and Law

How to Search for electronic articles (magazines, newspapers, and journals)

Searching for articles by topic:

1. EBSCOhost databases - can be searched individually or collectively:

  • Academic Search Complete - a mix of popular magazines and scholarly journals; multidisciplinary
  • Business Source Premier - Business, Econ, Marketing, etc.
  • Regional Business News - This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications.
  • ERICthe Education Resource Information Center
  • Communication & Mass Media Complete - quality research solution in areas related to communication and mass media. CMMCincorporates the content of CommSearch
  • SocIndex with FullText- Nearly 900 full-text journals and magazines
  • SPORTDiscus with Full Text - Includes 550 journal titles. (JOPERD, Strength & Conditioning Journal, Physical Education Digest, Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy and ACSM's Health & Fitness)

 2. Human Kinetics -  Including Case Studies in Sports Management CSSM, The Sport Psychologist and Journal of Sports Managment.

 3. Google Scholar - can search scholarly/academic journal articles as well as legal cases.

Open Access

EBSCO Open Access Journals

EBSCO Open Access Medical and Health Collection


LexisNexis Helps

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Detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to complete common assignments in news, business, and legal research, all in PDF format.

Searching Tutorials

How to find legal cases and other legal resources

1. LexisNexis Academic - contains federal and state case law, law reviews, federal statutes and regulations, state statutes and regulations, and legal reference sources (AMJur2 encycylopedia, selected dictionaries and treatises). Additional help on using Lexis Nexis Search features is available at:

2. Google Scholar - search "Case Law." Includes a "How Cited" feature.

3. US Court cases on FDsys - The Judicial Conference approved national implementation of the project in September 2012, expanding participation from the original 29 courts. FDsys currently contains opinions from 8 appellate courts, 20 district courts, and 35 bankruptcy courts. Collections on FDsys are divided into appellate, district or bankruptcy court opinions. FDsys also allows embedded animation and audio – an innovation previously only available with opinions posted on a court’s own website or on the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER). While the public already can view federal court opinions for free on PACER, the FDSys project presents just another way to make court-related information more accessible to the public.

4. PACER system - is available to anyone who registers for an account. Contains case and docket information for all district, bankruptcy, and appellate courts. PACER currently hosts 500 million case file documents. Access to court documents costs $0.10 per page. The cost to access a single document is capped at $3.00, the equivalent of 30 pages. The cap does not apply to name searches, reports that are not case-specific and transcripts of federal court proceedings. By Judicial Conference policy, if your usage does not exceed $15 in a quarter, fees for that quarter are waived, effectively making the service free for most users.

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In-Library Magazines, Newpapers, and Journals)

All issues are shelved alphabetically by Journal Title:

ACSM's Health and Fitness -- Coach & Athletic Director -- Collegiate Baseball -- Chronicles of Higher Education​ 

Journal of Applied Sport Management  -- Journal of Sports Behavior -- Sports Illustrated -- Sports Spectrum -- Street & Smith's Sportbusiness Journal

Sporting News