Browsing: Many recreation and leisure studies books are located in the Library of Congress call numbers starting GV 1-200 on Floor 2 of the Oviatt Library. Additional locations possible are Reserve Book Room(Floor 4 East), Stored(ASRS East), and the Reference Room. In addition there are many online books in the catalog. An example catalog record is the link to The national parks : shaping the system Here are the LC Classifications:
Floor 2 GV155-180 Travel and State, Tourist Trade, GV 1-200 Recreation, Leisure,
Floor 4 RJ505 Play Therapy, RM736 Recreation Therapy SB480 National Parks
Searching: CSUN library uses Library of Congress Subject Headings. Following is only a select list of LC subject headings appropriate for research on topics for leisure studies and or recreation. There are many more related subject headings you will find when you do a subject search in the Online Catalog. The following are subject headings which will take you directly into our Library Catalog.
- Gale Virtual Reference Center has over 100 online encyclopedias
- Encyclopedia of recreation and leisure in America Reference Room GV53 .E53 2004 2 volumes
- Encyclopedia of leisure and outdoor recreation Reference Room GV11 .E55 2003 is also available online
The following are a select list of journals CSUN owns in paper and electronically. The links to the journal titles go to the journal title's catalog record in our CSUN Catalog Periodicals and Serials Catalog. The catalog record gives you the call number for the journal in print and may also provides a link to the online journal when journal is available online. The library subscribes to several periodicals with assigned subject heading parks periodicals and recreation periodicals.
- American Journal of Play
- Leisure Sciences Online
- Journal of Leisure Research Online
- Journal of physical education, recreation & dance (JOPERD)
JOPERD is available full text in InfoTRAC's OneFile
- Research Quarterly
- Therapeutic Recreation Journal
The best way to find articles on a specific topic is to search in a database, most of which index thousands of articles in thousands of journals. Not all articles are available full-text online; some are in print only and some are not available from the Library except through Interlibrary Loan. To determine the availability of an article, most databases offer the FindText button.
Below are recommended databases for Recreation and Tourism Management . They can be accessed either from Databases A-Z, as well as from the Find Articles and Research Data Recreation and Tourism Management at http://library.csun.edu/xerxes/databases/RecreationandTourismManagement
Recreation and Tourism Management SimpleSearch
Search up to ten (10) Recreation and Tourism Management databases simultaneously. Note that NOT all databases are "multisearchable."
Abstracts to 3,000 journals (over 1,500 peer-reviewed journals), with full text to more than 2,000 of the journals. Dates may vary, most from 1985-
Indexes over 9,700 journals with full text to over 5,000 journals, 1980-
Indexes over 2,000 journals plus books and book chapters, 1987-present.
Cross-searching of Education Index with Full Text, General Science Index with Full Text, Humanities Abstracts with Full Text, Readers' Guide Retrospective and Readers' Guide Full Text, Social Sciences Index with Full Text, Business Index with Full Text, Applied Science & Technology Full Text, Art Full Text, Biological & Agricultural Index Plus, Index to Legal Periodicals Full Text, Library Literature & Information Science Full Text.
Abstracts 775 education journals, ED reports, 1966-
Abstracts and indexes over 1,600 serials publications, plus book chapters, 1952-
Indexes 293 journals, reports, conferences and more, 1970-; abstracts 2001-
Index of articles from the contents pages of over 22,000 journals, 1990-
Indexing, abstracts to articles from more than 2,800 leading management publications, full text for over 1,800 titles, information on 60,000 companies, plus business dissertations, 1971-
Over 1,000 fulltext scientific journals and a growing list of chapters in books. Indexes a lot of tourism books at the chapter level.
Indexes 750 full-text business periodicals and newsletters, 1971-
Full text access to over 600 US and international newspapers, hundreds of other news wires and news sources. Dates vary.
Full-page images and article images from the Los Angeles Daily Times (1881-1886) and the Los Angeles Times (1886-1986).
Full text news, medical, legal & business sources. Dates vary.
Dow-Jones and Reuters full text business services.
CSUN University Library Catalog indexes books, periodicals, media and other materials held by the Oviatt Library.
Provides access to thousands of electronic books that have been converted into electronic format from copyrighted, printed books.
Electronic Reference Books
- American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
- Leisure Information Network
- ActivePARKS.org includes National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), Parks and Community activities and recreation facilities inventory.
- Amateur Athletic Foundation of Los Angeles has an extensive virtual collection on the Olympics and more at http://www.aafla.org/search/search.htm
- Information About a Community first compiled by CSUN's Government Documents librarian