Sport, Leisure and Tourism Information Sources

A guide for researchers


  • Martin Scarrott, Subject librarian for Leisure & Tourism, University of North London and Publicity Officer for the Sport & Recreation Information Group (SPRIG)

Sport, Leisure and Tourism is a practical guide to finding information, encouraging readers to make active use of libraries in their research.This book provides readers with an understanding of the major information search tools which are available. It is a starting point in the search for information which offers advice and indicates some of the major sources which are available. Sport, Leisure and Tourism Information Sources is aimed primarily at final year undergraduate and postgraduate students who are preparing a dissertation in the area of sport and leisure studies who need access to information sources. It is also ideal for academics for teaching purposes and practitioners in the sport and leisure industry needing to undertake research.
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Final year undergraduate and postgraduate students; Practitioners in the sport and leisure industry; Librarians


Book information

  • Published: January 1999
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-3864-7


'possibly the most useful tourism research text/handbook that I've seen in many years - it's invaluable and has become a bible of sorts!!' Martin Friel, Programme Director Business Studies with International Tourism, The Business School, University of Buckingham 'This book will provide a sound foundation for someone who is about to embark on a serious piece of research in the field of sport, leisure and tourism research for the first time.'

Table of Contents

An excursion in sport, leisure and tourism research; An introduction to the Internet as an information source for sport, leisure and tourism research; Using libraries for sport, leisure and tourism research; Journals as sources of information in sport, leisure and tourism; A guide to using bibliographies, abstracts and indexes; Finding out about statistics and market research; Finding and using official European Union information on sport, leisure and tourism; Sport, leisure and tourism organizations; Finding out about sport, leisure and tourism on video.