KNES280: Introduction to the Sports Industry

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SBRnet / Sports Business Research Network more information

News and market research for the sporting goods and sports marketing industries.

Business Source Complete (EBSCO) more information

Articles from newspapers, trade publications, magazines, and scholarly journals on all aspects of business, including those relevant to the sport industry.

To access industry-focused reports, limit the Source Type to Industry Profiles or Market Research Reports.

SportDiscus with Full Text (EBSCO) more information

News & scholarly articles on all aspects of sports, including sports industry information.  For more specific industry, sub-industry, and segment information, try an Advanced Search adding the word 'industry' to a second search box.  Then limit the Search Types (in the left frame of the results page) to Reports.  There may be full text links to Datamonitor reports or a link to a preview in Google books.

LexisNexis Academic: Company Profiles (including Hoover's) more information

A good place to find information about a company: description, brief history, leadership, markets, brands, competitors, and financials.

Steps::

  1. Search for your company by name or ticker symbol (use pulldown menu next to the search box)
  2. Check the box next to Hoover's in the Select Source(s): area of the search screen
  3. Look for In-depth Records in the results list.
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APA Style more information

Includes tutorials, FAQs, and other resources to help you improve your writing, master APA Style, and learn the conventions of scholarly publishing.

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Purdue's Online Writing Lab more information

Purdue's Online Writing Lab (OWL) has a lot of great online guides for every stage of the writing process. There is useful information for different types of papers, including research papers, business letters, and resumes. This is also a useful resource for examples of how to put together citations and bibliographies, including APA info.

Research and Documentation Onine more information

Based on Research and Documentation in the Electronic Age, Fifth Edition, by Diana Hacker and Barbara Fister. The site is maintained by Bedford/St. Martin's Press and provides information on finding and documenting sources in different disciplines and in the major (APA, MLA, Chicago, & CSE) format styles.

APA Reference List - Print Resources Guide more information

This Cook Library guide gives a few examples for constructing a Reference list of print resources using the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) 6th Edition.

APA Reference List - Electronic Sources Guide more information

This Cook Library guide gives a few examples for constructing a References list for electronic sources using the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) 6th Edition.

APA Reference List - In-Text Citations Guide more information

This Cook Library guide gives a few examples for writing in-text citations using the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) 6th Edition.

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Census Bureau - Economic Statistics more information

Access statistical information, collected & compiled every five years, by industry or geographical region on US business.  

NAICS: North American Industry Classification System more information

The U.S. current system of industrial codes, developed for U.S., Canadian, and Mexican industries.

Full NAICS code = 5-6 digits

Search by keyword or drill down through the full NAICS table.

A good alternative for determining an appropriate NAICS code is consult an industry profile, such as Hoover's in LexisNexis, or Mergent Online.

SIC: Standard Industrial Classification more information

The SIC system of classification for U.S. industries dates back to the 1930s. For government use, it was superseded by NAICS. However, many business sources are still arranged by SIC code!

A full SIC code is 4 digits.

Bureau of Labor Statistics more information

Statistics on employment and unemployment, pay and benefits, productivity, workplace injuries, and more.

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Cook Library Guide to Industry Research more information

Key sources and strategies for industry research. Article and book search tips.

Marketing Subject Gateway more information

Provides links to recommended sources of information in marketing, including key target market resources.

Encyclopedia of Sports Management and Marketing more information

A comprehensive reference work bringing both sports management and sports marketing all together in one place.

From the publisher

KNES280: Introduction to the Sports Industry / Albert S. Cook Library
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Last revised: February 24, 2014