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Topics in Sports Administration: Databases

Research Starters and Materials for Sports Management, Communications and Law

SportDiscus

Lexis Uni

Lexis Uni: Offers comprehensive, authoritative news content, extensive legal sources for federal and state cases and statutes, and business information.

JSTOR

JSTOR : a interdisciplinary database of full text journals.

How to find legal cases and other legal resources

1. Lexis Uni: Comprehensive Legal source for federal and state cases and statutes

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.
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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.

5. Cornell Legal - not-for-profit group that believes everyone should be able to read and understand the laws that govern them, without cost. We carry out this vision by:

  • Publishing law online, for free.
  • Creating materials that help people understand law.
  • Exploring new technologies that make it easier for people to find the law.

Open Access

Journals, Magazines and Newspapers

Physical Copies: All issues are shelved alphabetically by Journal Title at the Lancaster branch:

  • 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