Sport, Leisure and Tourism Information Sources

1st Edition

A guide for researchers

Authors: Martin Scarrott
Hardcover ISBN: 9780750638647
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 18th January 1999
Page Count: 256


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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.

Key Features

Explains how to use key information sources and access tools in clear jargon free language Detailed coverage of libraries and secondary sources of data Includes up-to-date information of what is available on the internet


Final year undergraduate and postgraduate students; Practitioners in the sport and leisure industry; Librarians

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.


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About the Author

Martin Scarrott

Affiliations and Expertise

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


'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.'