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GSCO 199.05 Why Sports?: Understanding Its Impact on Society (Watson): Home

Resources to support your investigation into the impact of sport on modern society

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Scholarly Databases

These databases contain scholarly journals in a wide variety of subjects.

Researching Current Newspapers

Course Description

This seminar is an overview of the social, political, economic and moral impact of sport on modern society.  The focus is primarily sport in the United States over the past 100 years, but will survey its history and influence internationally.  There will be extensive discussion of recent events that have brought either praise or condemnation to those involved in the sport community and the perceived impact on society.

General Database

This database covers many topics and features a box you can check to limit your search to scholarly/peer-reviewed articles. You can choose to search this database together with other specialized EBSCOhost databases, including SPORTDiscus and Business Source Premiere.

Specialized EBSCOhost Databases

College Athletics On the Web

The Myth of the "Dumb Jock" (audiofile)

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