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Recreation and leisure studies prepare students to provide and promote leisure opportunities for all citizens through the management of programs, land and facilities in various community environments.

This research guide is intended for both undergraduate and graduate students studying recreation and leisure. It focuses on general reference books, journals, and online resources available at the FSU Libraries. It also includes relevant Library of Congress classifications and subject headings to help researchers locate additional materials.

Key Databases

  • SPORTDiscus with Full Text
    Provides full text for more than 415 sports and sports medicine journals.
  • Hospitality & Tourism Complete
    Covers scholarly research and industry news relating to all areas of hospitality and tourism. There is full text for more than 200 publications, including periodicals, company & country reports, and books.
  • SBRNet: Sports Business Research
    SBRNet: Sports Business Research database focuses on market research and industry news covering all facets of the industry…sports equipment sales, sports participation, sports broadcasting, sports sponsorship and sports marketing.
  • Physical Education Index
    Description: Subject index to domestic and foreign periodicals that are published in English. Coverage includes dance, health, physical education, physical therapy, recreation, sports, sports medicine, physical fitness, rehabilitation, and sport psychology. Coverage is from 1970 to the present.
  • ERIC
    Educational information system sponsored by the U.S. Dept of Education. Includes two indexes:
    1. Current Index to Journals in Education (CIJE)
    2. Resources in Education (RIE)
    Indexes unpublished documents, books, conference papers, research reports, grant proposals, and hard-to-locate research. Documents available online or on microfiche: STROZIER Documents Mif ED1.310: index.
    An archive of the back issues of core journals in the humanities, social sciences and sciences. The gap between the most recently published issue of any journal and the date of the most recent issue available in JSTOR is from 2 to 5 years.
    (1988 - present)
    Provides full text access to articles from journals published by American Psychological Association and allied organizations. Covers general psychology and specialized basic, applied, clinical, and theoretical research in psychology.
  • ISI Web of Science
    Includes Science Citation Index, Social Science Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index.
  • Sociological Abstracts
    (1963 - present)
    Sociology-related topics such as: abuse and neglect, aging, anthropology, criminology, crisis intervention, demography, education, ethnic studies, law and penology, social psychology, urban studies, violence, and women's studies.
  • Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection
    current and relevant content from over 500 industry journals, this collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism field, while also allowing for focused study of specialized aspects of the industry - including cultural aspects of travel, leisure activities, economic aspects of tourism, and more.

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