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HST 329: College Sports History (Pescador, Fall 2017): Articles

Search Tips

Use some of the following terms when searching for articles. To begin, search for these terms as keywords, or in "All fields," to get the most results. 

  • college 
  • university
  • higher education
  • scandals
  • "athletes -- suspension"
  • "corrupt practices"
  • "student suspension"
  • "substance abuse"
  • "college football," "college basketball," etc. (search the specific sport that interests you)

Finding Full Text Articles

Journal Articles

Use the following databases to find scholarly, peer-reviewed articles on college sports and the history of college athletics. The articles that you find in these databases will help you understand what other scholars have said about your topic and how your research fits in with these ongoing discussions. 

Not sure if your Journal Article is considered Academic/Scholary or Peer-reviewed?

You can check to see if the journal your article is from is Academic/Scholarly and/or Peer-reviewed by using the Index - Ulrichsweb.com, (Remember there are only 5 simultaneous users, so if you can't access the index try again later).

From the library's home page, http://lib.msu.edu click on E-Resources under Quick Links. In the Find Databases by Title box type in Ulrichsweb.
Then click the Ulrichsweb.com link. Or just click the title link above.

Under "Quick Search" choose "Title" then enter the title of the journal (NOT the title of the article) into the box. Click the "Submit" button.

On the "Search Results" page click on the title of the journal.

Under the heading Document type: it should have Academic/Scholarly.

Under Refereed: it should have Yes.

If a journal is not peer-reviewed it will not have the heading Refereed at all.

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