|Office: FLITE 140F|
RMLS 428 - Pappas
You're going to need a journal article every week. To find journal articles, use any of the databases available from the FLITE Web site. These databases are grouped by subject area and provide access to thousands of scholarly journals and the articles published in them.
Where to look
Social Science Abstracts - Covers a wide range of social science fields, including sports marketing. Note that Wilson OmniFile Full Text Select (aka Wilson Select) articles are also included in this database by default, so there's no point in searching there separately.
ABI/INFORM Global - This business database has a lot of articles in it; it's well worth searching for sports marketing topics.
Business & Company Resource Center - This is a great database if you ever need company or industry information. It's also good for finding sports marketing articles -- as long as you make sure you use the Articles search.
ERIC - This is actually an education database, but if you want articles about athletics marketing for schools / universities, ERIC is worth a look.
Finding articles when there's no Full-Text link
The Find-It links (also known as SFX or Check For Available Full Text links) will tell you if FLITE has access to an article, and link you to the article if we do.
Click here for a video tutorial on how to use Find-It links.
Finding a specific article
If you know a specific article that you want, but aren't sure what database it might be in, you can use the Citation Linker on the Journals tab of the FLITE homepage.
Click here for a video tutorial on locating and using the Citation Linker.
Suggestions to make your life easier:
Combine key phrases of your search with AND or OR.
Example: Instead of searching COLLEGE SPORTS MARKETING try searching COLLEGE SPORTS AND MARKETING.
Come up with synonyms. If you can't find anything for sports, try athletics. Having trouble with marketing? Try pricing, sponsorship, promotion, or whatever sub-discipline of marketing you're looking for.
Spelling! Remember that computers are picky about it.
Especially noteworthy: A lot of databases use "Fund raising" (two words) instead of "Fundraising" (one word). Need to check your spelling?
Ask for help.
All the librarians in FLITE were hired to make your life easier. We can't do that unless you bring us your questions.
Books - FLITE has a number of books you might find helpful in this case. Look here and here. Notice that most of these are either in the Reference Collection (on the ground floor, and not available to check out) or on reserve for your class (being held at the check-out desk).
Books that you'll have to look in the reference section for:
Career Opportunities in the Sports Industry - 1st Floor: GV734.F545 F54 2010
Note: The 2010 edition is temporarily available at the reserve desk. That will change in the next few days.
Introduction to careers in health, physical education, and sport - 1st Floor: GV362 .F56 2009
Career Services - If you've never talked to Career Services before, it's time to check them out! They're a great source of career information. Just ask.
The web - Employers want people to find their job ads, and that means that the web is a great place to look. Find a job ad or two for the career path that interests you, and you'll start to get a feel for the skills employers are looking for. You might also try looking for discussion boards or e-mail listservs -- anywhere that people in this field gather online.
To find print journals (not articles, but the journals themselves) or books, search the library catalog. If you want your results to show only journals and not books or dvds or anything else, use the link that says FSU Periodicals in the gray box labeled Location. You will have to scroll down to see this box on the left.
Need help searching the library catalog? Learn how here.
FLITE's print journals from the past 10 years are on the second floor, and are alphabetized by title. For journals more than 10 years old, you'll need to check the lower level (below the first floor).
There are photocopiers in FLITE if you wish to make copies of articles you need for your classes.
If you're looking for a book FLITE doesn't own, you can request it through MeLCat. It usually takes 3 - 5 business days for the book to arrive.
If you're looking for an article FLITE doesn't own, you can request it through Interlibrary Loan. We'll e-mail you when it comes in, usually within a week of your ordering it.
Note: An item requested via interlibrary loan *could* possibly take up to 20 days to get here. Plan ahead if you think you might need this service!
Contact: Emily Mitchell / Email / Phone: 231-591-3730 / Office: FLITE 140F
Last update: January 11, 2011