A guide to information resources for recreation and leisure studies majors.
Last Updated: Sep 26, 2013
These DATABASES are most relevant for research in Recreation and Leisure. To access a complete list of article databases, go to the library articles and databases page.
- SPORTDiscus with Full Text
Covers topics related to recreation, leisure studies, facilities management as well as areas related to physical fitness and sports.
- Business Source Complete
Obviously related to business, this database contains information relevant to the leisure, travel, or hotel industries.
- Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection
This is a subset of Academic OneFile, but it will limit your search to journals most relevant for your field.
- Physical Education Index
Includes citations to articles related to recreation and leisure with links to full-text articles in other databases, if available.
- Search SPORTDiscus, Business Source, and Academic Search together
- What is a database? (Video)
This short video gives a good overview of what a database is (in an Australian accent).
- Finding Articles
Use this tutorial to help you find articles if you aren't sure where to start.
- Citation Linker
Have the citation? Plug in what you know about the article and this tool will search our databases for a full text electronic copy.
- Scholarly vs. Popular
This tutorial will help you learn what a scholarly article is.
- Academic Search Complete
Multi-disciplinary full text database which covers areas related to recreation as well as business and education aspects.
- Academic OneFile
Another database containing articles in almost any subject.
To limit results to scholarly articles, click on the "Limit Results" to peer-reviewed publications.
Provides the full-text for articles related to recreation and leisure, especially some tourism titles.
- Look for the Sign In link in the blue bar at the top of any EBSCOhost database.
- Add searches and individual articles to your folder.
- Access saved content from anywhere!
- Learn more.