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KINES 341: Historical, Cultural, and Social Dynamics of Sport (Harrisburg)

This guide is for students in Penn State Harrisburg's KINES 341. It includes databases, research tips, and other resources for various KINES 341 assignments.

KINES 341 Search Tips

Use each database's thesaurus or subject headings list to identify the best wording for your topic. For example, SportDiscus uses:

  • Billiard Tables (not "Pool Tables") 
  • Football for Children, as well as "Pop Warner Football"
  • Youth League Baseball (not "Little League Baseball") 

The names of some sports vary according to the locations they are played. For instance, the game that Americans would call "soccer" is called "football" in many other countries.

There are also different terms used among competitive and recreational players. For example, serious players talk about "table tennis," while you might call the same game "ping pong."  

Using EBSCO databases (including America: History and Life and SPORTDiscus)

Using ProQuest Databases (including History Vault and Sociological Abstracts)

Using Other Databases