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Writing 105 for the Sport Management Learning Community (Fall 2018): Finding Sources in Library Databases

Topical Full Text Resources

The resources on the lists below will bring you to more specific, and often scholarly, souces that address your topic. You'll also find access to datasets, multimedia, and other types of resouces among these resources. If you have questions or need help using any of these resources at any time, get in touch with a librarian.

  • SPORTDiscus with Full Text
    SPORTDiscus is the most comprehensive, bibliographic database covering sport, physical fitness, exercise, sports medicine, sports science, physical education, kinesiology, coaching, training, sport administration, officiating, sport law & legislation, college & university sport, disabled persons, facility design & management, intramural & school sport, doping, health, health education, biomechanics, movement science, injury prevention rehabilitation, physical therapy, nutrition, exercise physiology, sport & exercise psychology, recreation, leisure studies, tourism, allied health, occupational health & therapy, public health and more. SPORTDiscus is provided by the Sport Information Resource Centre.


  • Sports Business Research Network: SBRnet
    SBRnet provides searchable news and market research from the National Sporting Goods Association and other industry sources on all aspects of sporting goods, sports equipment, participation, broadcasting and marketing.


  • Ethnic NewsWatch
    Full-text articles from newspapers and periodicals published by the ethnic and minority press in America.
  • GenderWatch
    Full-text publications that focus on the impact of gender across a broad spectrum of subject areas.
  • Alt-Press Watch
    Full text of selected newspapers, magazines, and journals of the alternative and independent press.
  • PressReader (formerly Library PressDisplay)
    Full page scans of international newspapers from hundreds of countries around the world. Coverage includes the most recent 60 days only.
  • ProQuest News & Newspapers

    One stop search portal for multiple news and newspaper databases: AltPressWatch, Canadian Newsstream, Ethnic Newswatch, Gannett Newsstand, GenderWatch, US Newsstream and International Newsstream.  ProQuest Historical Newspapers are also included, with access to the complete seventy year run of the Chicago Defender and full page scans reaching back to the founding 19th century issues for the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post.

  • Communication Source
  • Combines Communication and Mass Media Complete and Communication Abstracts (formerly published by Sage), and includes many unique sources not previously available in other databases. Communication Source offers abstracts and indexing as well as full-text content from publications worldwide pertaining to Communication, Advertising, Linguistics, Rhetoric and Discourse, Speech-Language Pathology, Media Studies and other fields relevant to the discipline.
  • Social Sciences Full Text
    Covers the scholarly literature in sociology, social work, family studies, marriage and family therapy and more.
    Full-text articles from over 1,300 journals in Language and Literature, African American Studies, Film Studies, British Studies, and Folklore and many other areas.
  • Black Studies Center
    Black Studies Center is a fully cross-searchable gateway to Black Studies including scholarly essays, recent periodicals, historical newspaper articles, literature, political science, sociology, philosophy, and religion. and much more

General Full Text Resources

You may want to choose another general/interdisciplinary database when searching for both popular and scholarly articles:

  • ProQuest
    From business and political science to literature and psychology, ProQuest provides one-stop access to a wide range of popular academic subjects.
  • OmniFile Full Text MEGA from EBSCO
    Provides full text articles, with their accompanying indexing and abstracts, from the the majority of our Wilson periodical databases.

These resources search a variety of databases and reference sources to return a wide spectrum of scholarly and popular material, and they'll exclude the Book, DVD, Government Document, and other formats available via SUMMON. These resources feature primarily articles from newspapers, magazines, and journals.

Links for searching in particular popular magazines