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History of Sports in America: Locating Books in the Library's Online Catalog

Social and cultural ramifications of colonial sport. Rise of modern sport in the nineteenth century. Social significance of sport in modern America with special attention to economics, gender, race, and politics.

Searching the Catalog

When looking for resources and material on Health and Lifestyle, Exercise, Sports or other related topics you can search by Keyword, Subject, Author, or Title via the library's online catalog. The catalog contains records for books, journals, audiovisual materials, government documents, microforms, special collections, and other materials owned and accessible via the MSU libraries. This link "Find Books" explains how to locate books in the MSU libraries.

Is the Book you wanted Checked out?

Try searching MeLCAT or UBorrow to see if another library owns the title. If it is available you can request it and have it sent to the Main Library.

Searching for Books - example

For example, you are looking for "books on the elderly and the benefits of exercise". A basic search may include the terms "sports" and "michigan state university".

Performing a Keyword search in the catalog yields approximately 485 results.

Browse through the titles.

Once you choose a title click on the link.

The results will provide citation information and the call number to find the book.

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