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RTM520:Trends and Issues in Recreational Sport

Professor Nan Kyoung Cho

The Goals of today's library session are:

  • Become familiar with the Library homepage at http://library.csun.edu 
  • How to find a book, a  periodical, a video in our catalog (features in the catalog-help with citing, emailing records, Map it, RESERVES),
    •  Basic Catalog Search
    • Advanced Library Catalog Search 
    • Example of a catalog record for an eBook 
      • Schwarz, E. C., Hall, S. A., & Shibli, S. (2010). Sport facility operations management: A global perspective. Oxford: Elsevier Butterworth-Hein.
        Sample Catalog record for ebook and the Ebook in Science Direct
        ebook record for sports facilities management Science direct view of ebook on Sports Facilities management


  • How to find  articles on a sample topics. Point out Simple Search (federated search offers you an electronic shelf where you can save records from several diverse databases) and SOME of the  native interfaces, e.g. (ABI Inform Proquest), Science Direct (Elsevier has several full text Tourism Sports facilities e books and many, many full text journal articles), Physical Education Index,  WilsonWeb, Academic Search Elite(EbscoHost), General Onefile (Thomson-Gale), as well as Theses and Dissertations (Proquest 
  •   Find Text helps identify if CSUN subscribes  -Find Text

How to Cite Articles

  • Determine which citation style to use; the two most commonly used at CSUN are MLA and APA. If your professor didn't specify, pick one and use it consistently.
  • Check works citation style guides (MLA APA, or other styles) to see what information the article citation should contain and how it should be formatted.
  • Be sure to indicate where material you quoted directly or paraphrased came from.

For more information, see Citing Your Sources - Plagiarism.

Citation Formatting Tools

Citation managers are software that keep track of your sources and automatically format your citations in a variety of styles.

  • EndNote Web - free to CSUN students, staff, and faculty; integrates with MS Word and any browser; can export references directly from many databases
  • Zotero - free to anyone; integrates with MS Word and/or Google Docs; must be installed on your own computer 

Keyword Searching

  1. Use keyword when your term may be very new, very distinctive, or jargon, e.g. "instant messaging", "XML".
  2. Use a variety of keywords. There may be additional items on your topic that use different terms.
  3. Be aware that you may retrieve items not related to your topic (called false drops)
  4. When you cannot remember the exact title of an item, do a keyword search using the title words you remember.