The Art of the Sports Narrative

Spg 2011
PWR 91


Chris Bourg
Chris Bourg
PhD, Stanford University
BA, Duke University
Twitter: @mchris4duke
Blog: Feral Librarian

Getting Started

  1. Use Reference Sources to jumpstart your research, to get ideas, search terms, context, and more.
  2. Find Books, Journal Titles and Media in Stanford's Online Catalog, SearchWorks.
  3. Find Articles in Selected Databases.
    Note: Stanford subscribes to over 1000 Databases that index articles and books on various topics. Since there are so many databases we recommend a select subset of databases which will give you access to articles in a wide variety of subject areas.

  4. Find Resources on your Course Theme. Click the link(s) below.

Find Sports Resources

Reference books & articles on Sports

Sample SearchWorks searches related to Sports:

Call number range for SPORTS:
GV557-1198.995 Lower Level, Green East

Suggested Databases and E-journals for Sports topics:

Sports Magazines

Sports websites

Find Images & Photographs

Selected Image & Photograph resources:

History Image Sources

Websites of Interest

  • The history of pop culture, Open Directory Project
  • Blinkx TV: watch Full Episodes of TV Shows Online
  • Visual Resources Center (part of Art & Architecture Library): Digitized collection of the slide library from Stanford's Art & Art History Department; over 300,000 images.
  • Moving Image Archive (from the Internet Archive): This library contains thousands of digital movies uploaded by Archive users which range from classic full-length films, to daily alternative news broadcasts, to cartoons and concerts. Many of these videos are available for free download.
  • San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive: Established in 1982, the TV Archive preserves over 4000 hours of newsfilm, documentaries and other programs produced locally in the Bay Area and Northern California between 1939-2005. It is part of SF State Library’s Department of Special Collections.

Suggested Databases for Articles about Performance, Images & Photography

Find News

Use Databases to find full-text newspaper articles. Try one of these:

  • America’s Newspapers: content of local and regional news, including community events, schools, politics, government policies, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, and people in the community.
  • LexisNexis: major U.S. and world news sources, TV and Radio transcripts, as well as selected Blog content.
  • Global Newsbank: material from hundreds of news sources from around the world including wire services, broadcasts, transcripts, newspapers and periodicals.
  • AltPress Watch: database of newspapers, magazines and journals from alternative and independent presses.
  • Ethnic Newswatch: an interdisciplinary, bilingual (English and Spanish) and comprehensive database of newspapers, magazines and journals from ethnic, minority and native presses.
  • Gender Watch: collection of journals, magazines, newsletters, regional publications, books, booklets and pamphlets, conference proceedings, governmental n-g-o and special reports devoted to women's and gender issues.

See also additional online newspapers, including historical ones.

Kelly Myers