Rider’s M.A. in Athletic Leadership is a multidisciplinary program that allows you to focus on practical issues of leadership, sports psychology, policies, ethics, and coaching development. Because of its diverse nature, you will need resources in a variety of areas, including athletics, leadership, sports science, health, business, and psychology. I hope that this course guide will be a valuable resource as you engage in your research. We have included two helpful videos: "Welcome to Rider Libraries" and "Research Video Tutorial for ATHL-503". Please contact me with questions or guide suggestions.
Professor-Librarian, Franklin F. Moore Library, Rider University
Credo Reference provides access to 600+ encyclopedias, handbooks, guides and dictionaries. These reference works cover a wide swath of topics including, science and medicine, history and cultural studies, business, education, and much more.
Statistics, infographics, industry reports, and more!
Statista is one of the world’s largest statistics portals. Providing you with access to relevant data from over 18,000 sources, our focus is firmly based on professional, clear, quick and consistent results. Our customized search query form provides you with a list of statistics, studies and reports relating to your search request within a matter of seconds – kick-starting your research.
SPORTDiscus is a database that covers sport, physical fitness, exercise, sports medicine, sports science, physical education, kinesiology, coaching, training, sport administration, officiating, sport law & legislation, college & university sport, disabled persons, facility design & management, intramural & school sport, doping, drugs, health, health education, biomechanics, movement science, injury prevention rehabilitation, physical therapy, rehabilitation, nutrition, exercise physiology, sport & exercise psychology, recreation, leisure studies, tourism, allied health, occupational health & therapy, public health and more. With full bibliographic coverage, this database includes over 750,000 records with journal and monograph coverage going back to 1800; over 20,000 dissertations and theses and reference to articles in 60 different languages. The content also consists of international references from journal and magazine articles, books, book chapters, conference proceedings and more
"SBRnet serves any individual or organization with an interest in the business of sports with "one-stop" access to multiple resources, including Industry-developed Market Research, Government Statistics, Facility Reports and News, International Market Publications, Customized Research, and Directories"
Business Source Premier is the world’s definitive scholarly business database, providing indexing and abstracts for more than twice as many active, peer-reviewed, business related journals as any other database. Business Source® Premier offers indexing and abstracts for the 350 most important scholarly journals back to 1965 or the first published issue. This database includes searchable cited references for more than 1,160 journals. Journal ranking studies reveal that Business Source Premier is the overwhelmingly superior database for full text journals in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance, econometrics and economics.
"CINAHL Complete is the world’s most comprehensive source of full-text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 1,300 journals indexed in CINAHL. ... CINAHL Complete is the definitive research tool for all areas of nursing & allied health literature and supports nursing and allied health professionals, students, educators and researchers."
The PsycInfo® database, American Psychological Association’s (APA) renowned resource for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health. It contains records and summaries dating as far back as the 1600s with one of the highest DOI matching rates in the publishing industry. Journal coverage, which spans from the 1800s to the present, includes international material selected from periodicals in dozens of languages.
With ScienceDirect Health Sciences collections — covering education, reference information and decision support — keep you up-to-date on medical developments to stimulate research and improve patient care.
NASPSPA is a "multidisciplinary association of scholars from the behavioral sciences and related professions." The "Resource Center" section links to the Human Kinetics journals search page, and other sections provide information on conferences, awards, and grants.
"AASP is the leading organization for sport psychology consultants and professionals who work with athletes, coaches, non-sport performers (dancers, musicians), business professionals, and tactical occupations (military, firefighters, police) to enhance their performance from a psychological standpoint." See the "Resource Center" for the AASP Ethics Code and related newsletter articles, bibliographies, and links to professional resources.
"The purpose of the NASSM is to promote, stimulate, and encourage study, research, scholarly writing, and professional development in the area of sport management - both theoretical and applied aspects.... Topics covered include sport marketing, future directions in management, employment perspectives, management competencies, leadership, sport and the law, personnel management, facility management, organizational structures, fund raising, and conflict resolution."
This free professional magazine (http://training-conditioning.com) provides "in-depth features designed to provide the tools and knowledge necessary to build powerful sports programs and successful student-athletes....and effective tips and strategies focused on motivating athletes, strength and conditioning, injury prevention and more." Click on the link to the publication title above and search within this publication from the "enter your search term" (top right). Although Rider does not have full text access via our databases, I was able to search this magazine for free via their link to their online magazine--no need to request an ILL copy of an article. I do not know for how long everything will be freely available, but take advantage of it now for your upcoming assignments!
This is a professional journal of the National Strength & Conditioning Association. Click on the "Search within this publication" link (top left) and then the Advanced Search link. Then, on the following lines, search for your topic(s) to find articles. Although Rider does not have full text access, many articles are available for free via our OpenAccess link, and you can also use our Interlibrary Loan form to order a copy of an article; just know that this can take a week, so ensure that you have time to wait for the retrieval, or look for another article that is full-text available instead.
"Provides the latest information, issues, advances and programs important to the strength and conditioning profession." Click on the "Search within this publication" link (top left) and then the Advanced Search link. Then, on the following lines, search for your topic(s) and find many full text articles.
"Original research, symposia, reviews, comments, methodological reports and research notes advancing the knowledge about strength and conditioning through research." Click on the "Search within this publication" link (top left) and then the Advanced Search link. Then, on the following lines, search for your topic(s) to find articles. Although Rider does not have full text access, many articles are available for free via our OpenAccess link, and you can also use our Interlibrary Loan form to order a copy of an article.
"Monthly newsletter provides expert coaching on how to meet NCAA and Title IX requirements, negotiate coaching contracts, support athletes with disabilities, and more." Click on the "Search within this publication" link (top left) and then the Advanced Search link. Then, on the following lines, search for your topic(s) to find articles. Although Rider does not have full text access, many articles are available for free via our OpenAccess link, and you can also use our Interlibrary Loan form to order a copy of an article.
"Strength Performance Network (SPN) is the first online social network dedicated exclusively to Strength and Conditioning Coaches, offering all members the ability to post photos and videos, view jobs, share workout tips and connect with coaches worldwide from the professional, collegiate and high school level."
Site by Joel Jamieson (conditioning & recovery-driven fitness expert) offers "cutting-edge information on strength and conditioning to promote smarter training and maximize physical performance." Prior to his work in MMA and combat sports, Jamison spent time training D-1 football players and worked in the NFL with the Seattle Seahawks.
A group of sites providing both basic and sabermetric statistics and resources for sports fans everywhere. Their aim is to be the easiest-to-use, fastest, most complete sources for sports statistics online.
Rider Libraries Orientation Video and Research Video Tutorial for ATHL-503