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Reference Books

Encyclopedia of Recreation and LeisureREF GV53 .E53 2004

Encyclopedia of World SportREF GV567 .E56 1996

World Sports: a Reference Handbook: GV 706.8 .H36 2012


Books to Check Out

  • Books about sports are located in the GV557‑1198.995 section of the stacks. Subcategories are broken down as follows. 
  • Use the words and phrases below to search the online catalog for books at Sauk and at other I-Share libraries.

GV711: Coaching

GV712‑725: Athletic contests.  Sports events

GV733‑734.5: Professionalism in sports.  Professional sports (General)

GV735: Umpires.  Sports officiating

GV743‑749: Athletic and sporting goods, supplies, etc.

GV750‑770.27: Air sports: Airplane flying, kiteflying, bungee jumping, etc.

GV770.3‑840: Water sports: Canoeing, sailing, yachting, scuba diving, etc.

GV840.7‑857: Winter sports: Ice hockey, skiing, bobsledding, snowmobiling, etc.

GV861‑1017: Ball games: Baseball, football, golf, etc.

GV1020‑1034: Automobile travel.  Motoring.  Automobile racing

GV1040‑1060.4: Cycling.  Bicycling.  Motorcycling

GV1060.5‑1098: Track and field athletics

GV1100‑1150.9: Fighting sports: Bullfighting, boxing, fencing, etc.

GV1151‑1190: Shooting.  Archery

GV1195‑1198.995: Wrestling


Magazines and Journals in the LRC

Cycle World


Field & Stream


Men’s Fitness


Road & Track

Runner’s World

Sports Illustrated


Research Databases for Online Articles

CREDO Reference thousands of encyclopedia articles on sports topics with links to other LRC resources

Academic Search Complete for access to online articles from scholarly and trade publications

eBook Collection for access to eBooks about sports

MasterFile Premier for access to online articles from popular publications

CQ Researcher articles about controversial topics in sports



Sports Illustrated

CBS Sports

NBC Sports

SB Nation