Fusion (Gleeson Library: Search: Databases)
Fusion allows you to search - in one place - the majority of the Library’s books, e-books and articles. It includes all the materials in our Ignacio Library Catalog, as well as the content of most of our journal article databases.
The Library also subscribes to several e-book collections. Individual e-books are included in Fusion, the Ignacio Library Catalog, and several databases.
Articles can be found in different kinds of periodicals: news, popular magazines, trade publications, and scholarly (or peer-reviewed/refereed) journals.
Google Scholar: Searching Google Scholar can retrieve some useful articles and information. Use the date ranges on the left for more precision. Adjust the Settings for "Library Links" and choose the two University of San Francisco options. Your search results will show if USF has full text access. Use the Advanced Search to do a more complex search and/or to limit results to a particular domain (.gov, .edu, .com).
Full Text Journals / Journal Finder (Gleeson Library: Search)
To find the full text of known articles, use our Journal Finder.
If the full text is not immediately available in your search result, the Full Text Finder icon will guide you to options for locating the complete article, whether it’s in our collection, from Google, or through our Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery service.
Databases (Gleeson Library: Search: Databases)
If you’re looking for articles on more narrowly focused subjects, statistical data, encyclopedia articles or images, use Databases targeted to specific types of information.
Databases are arranged in 3 sections:
- Subject (for example: see Sports Management)
- A-Z by name.
Catalog / Ignacio Library Catalog (Gleeson Library: Search: Books)
If you’re interested in finding only books, or a specific book title, then our library catalog Ignacio Library Catalog is a good place to begin. Named after the founder of the Jesuits, Ignatius of Loyola, Ignacio also links to government reports and some of our full text journals.
Books from other libraries can be requested online in the Ignacio using Link+ (a consortium of libraries) or through interlibrary loan via ILLiad. For Home Delivery of all materials, please see this instruction page.
- Sports Market AnalyticsThe database combines market research from the largest single research supplier to the industry, the National Sporting Goods Association; the U.S. Department of Commerce; various sports governing bodies; and full-text articles from 14 magazines and newsletters published by Miller Freeman, the world's largest sporting goods trade publisher, and newsletters provided by leading independent industry experts.
- StatistaEasy to use statistics search engine with access to more than a million statistics and facts.
- IBISWorldInformation on over 700 US Industries in the US economy.
- PassportDo a general keyword search on sports, search for specific sports, or for other related topics. Country, industry, and consumer statistics and market research: Passport offers integrated access to internationally comparable statistics, full-text market reports, comment from expert industry and country analysts as well as thousands of sources of further information.
- FusionFusion allows you to search, in one place, the majority of the library’s books, articles, videos, etc. It includes all the materials in our library catalog Ignacio, as well as the content of the majority of our many databases.
- SPORTDiscusSPORTDiscus with Full Text is the world’s most comprehensive source of full text for sports & sports medicine journals, providing full text for 550 journals indexed.
- Sports Illustrated Magazine ArchiveSports Illustrated Magazine Archive presents an extensive collection of the popular sports magazine dating from its very first issue in August, 1954 through December, 2000, presented in a comprehensive cover-to-cover format.
- Business Source CompleteThis is the world's definitive scholarly business database, providing the leading collection of bibliographic and full text content. As part of the comprehensive coverage offered by this database, indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals back as far as 1886 are included.
- EconLitEconLit, the American Economic Association's electronic database, is the world's foremost source of references to economic literature with citations and abstracts to economic research dating back to 1886.
- Nexis UniReplaces LexisNexis Academic.
More than 15,000 news, business, and legal sources from LexisNexis—including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790.
- Communication SourceDeveloped from a merger of the EBSCO databases Communication and Mass Media Complete and Communication Abstracts (formerly published by Sage), this is the premier research database for Communication Studies. This comprehensive resource offers worldwide full-text content pertaining to communication, linguistics, rhetoric and discourse, speech-language pathology, media studies and related fields and includes many unique sources previously not available.
- Ignacio: Library CatalogThe library catalog lets you search across the holdings of Gleeson Library and Zief Law Library, including books, videos, and other materials. Alumni and visitor access.
- EBSCO eBook CollectionMore than 165,000 academic ebooks in a wide variety of subjects with unlimited user access.
- ProQuest Ebook CentralProQuest Ebook Central offers more than 140,000 ebooks (with unlimited user access) in a wide range of subject areas, along with powerful tools to help you find, use, and manage the information you need.
- eBook Academic CollectionNearly 160,000 academic ebooks (with unlimited user access) in a wide variety of subjects,
- ABC-CLIO eBook CollectionOver 100 encyclopedias, handbooks, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
- Gale eBooksA great place to begin your research, Gale eBooks offers thousands of authoritative articles published in academic encyclopedias, and written by subject experts. Gale eBooks provides information you can not only trust, but cite in a paper as well. Formerly called GVRL: Gale Virtual Reference Library.
- Views From the FieldInterviews with sport marketing leaders from the Sport Marketing Association's publication, Sport Marketing Quarterly.
- What Can I Do with this Major: Sport ManagementBrief descriptions of employment categories, plus strategies for employment and examples of potential employers. Includes links to professional associations, job listing sites, and other helpful resources.
- Jobs in Sports: Sport Management JobsRequires free registration, which allows you to see general industry information and examples of job postings. There is a fee if you want to see complete job listings, post your resume, and apply for jobs.
- WorkinSports BlogIncludes sport management career advice, interviews, videos, podcasts, and lots of other resources!
- ClimbtheLadderCareer resource that provides insight into how to land a job, what to expect during the job and how to advance your career.
- Occupational Outlook HandbookA resource listing US occupation outlooks created by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Use the keyword search to find occupations related to your interest. Information includes outlook, skills and knowledge requirements, salary, and more!
- O*NET OnlineA career resource guide for all kinds of occupations. Includes information on requirements for positions, useful for exploring job options.
Citing Your Sources
Whenever you do research, you will need to cite the information sources that you use. Most business scholars use APA style. Here are some tools that can help you with this task:
Citing Business Databases in APA: Michigan State University GuideThis guide was created to help with citing some common business databases
Citing Business Databases from the University of North Carolina at GreensboroThis guide has some additional business database examples in APA style.
MLA Business Citations: Youngstown State UniversityScroll down the page to see citations for specific business web sites, reports, and databases cited in MLA style.
Purdue OWLOur favorite style guide web site is the OWL from Purdue University.
Citing Specific Types of Sources: Personal Interviews, Course Lecture Notes, Course Handouts:These are all considered Personal Communications, and are included in in-text citations, but NOT listed in a reference page. Here are screen shots of examples:
- Citing Personal Communications in APAThis screen shot from Columbia College shows the proper way to do in-text citations for class lecture notes and course handouts.
- Citing Personal Interviews in APAThis screen shot shows how to cite personal interviews, taken from Purdue OWL.
- RefWorksRefWorks allows users to create personal databases to manage, store, and share the information citations/references. Users can automatically insert references from their database into their papers and generate formatted bibliographies and manuscripts in seconds. Create an account using your USF email address.
There are several ways to obtain assistance with your research. Read on!
The Sport Management Department has a library liaison named Penny Scott, and you can contact her for help.
Her contact information is: email: firstname.lastname@example.org * phone: 415-422-5389
It is best to call or email ahead, or make an appointment, to make sure she is available!
You can also use Penny's appointment calendar. Use Location to select in person or Zoom.
If Penny is not available, or any time you need help, you can always get help, just Ask a Librarian!