SA 352: Sports, Games and Cultures

Contact info

For Library research help, please contact Moninder Lalli, Librarian for Sociology / Anthropology by email ( or Ask a librarian.


Start Your Research Here - This page gives you an overview of the research process, or in other words how to find materials for your essay.

Selected handbooks and encyclopedias

For an overview of a topic or to identify key authors, books, journal articles, debates or theories, start with the encyclopedias listed below.

Databases for journal articles

To find scholarly journal articles, search the databases for your discipline.

Selected journals

Find books

The Library Catalogue provides access to books, journal articles, videos, government documents and much more.  To limit the search results to "books", use the filter (left-hand column in search results) to "resource type" of "books."

Library Catalogue search guide

Search the SFU Library Catalogue, either the Basic or the Advanced search

Note: In the searches below, search results can been limited to "Online Resources only" and "Resource type" of "Books" and selected "Subjects"

Combine different concepts using AND
Combine same concepts using OR
quotation marks to search for a phrase
Use brackets for synonyms
Use asterisk (*) for different endings of words

Note:  For Catalogue Search, when combining concepts, use CAPITAL letters ( "OR", "AND")

TIP: Use "subject headings" found within the library record of relevant titles to find other useful book titles.


Selected books

Browse search

Choose: Browse tab, change "title" to "subject"

Some useful subject headings for this course: 

Presentation skills

Library guides

Writing help

Student Learning Commons provides assistance and numerous, helpful guides.