Sports Management: Home

Social Work & Professional Studies Librarian

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Kae Bara Kratcha
Social Work Library
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Welcome to the library resource guide for Sports Management!

This guide gives an overview of the resources available to Columbia students and faculty for research in sports management.  Use the tabs on the left to navigate through different sections of this guide.

Looking for books or ebooks? Search the Columbia Libraries catalog at by title or keyword. You can also use CLIO to search for newspapers, magazines, and other publications by title (for example: New York Times, Sports Illustrated).

Looking for articles? See the "Searching for Articles" box below this one.

Need help? Email to ask a question or set up a research consultation with a librarian or use the Ask a Librarian chat service for live help.

Searching for Articles


Use Business Source Complete, EBSCOhost, and Proquest to search for articles (academic articles, trade journal articles, and news articles) across many different publications. Use SportBusiness to read sports business news.


Search Tips

Boolean Operators

Use Boolean operators AND, NOT, and OR to make your search more narrow (AND), more broad (OR), or to exclude a particular word or phrase (NOT).

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Advanced Search Tips

  • Use “quotation marks” for exact phrases (“president elect” vs president AND elect)
  • Use * to find plurals and variants (*celeration will find acceleration and deceleration; child* will find children, childhood).
  • Citation chasing – use the bibliographies of useful articles to locate other articles and authors to search
  • Cited by – most databases will now give you information on articles that cite the article you are looking at. This is very useful not only in finding other relevant research, but also to determine how influential that work has been in the field.