Sport as Performance
Research Sources & Tips
Theatre and Performance
From Ritual to Record: the Nature of Modern Sports. / Allen Guttmann.
From Ritual to Theatre: the Human Seriousness of Play. / Victor Turner.
The performance Studies Reader. / Henry Bial
Performance: a Critical Introduction. / Marvin A Carlson.
A. Use Library Catalogs for Reserves and Books
B. Sample Searches:
(note the search pattern; modify to your own needs)
3. WorldCat (beyond Tufts)
Path of Discovery in the Catalog
1. Find a title/author (assigned readings/Course Reserves);
2. Note the descriptive language of the Catalog record.
3. Use that language in further searches
e.g. Click on subject/author in the record to see further results and related topics.
Title Sport Fans: the Psychology and Social Impact of Spectators / Daniel L. Wann ... [et al.]. Publisher New York: Routledge, 2001. Subject Sports spectators -- Psychology. Sports -- Social aspects. Sports spectators -- Social conditions. Added Author Wann, Daniel L.
Based on readings in your syllabus, here are some subject browses you can use:
A Keyword search:
1. rite* searches for rite, rites, all forms of the word.
2. and in between keywords and phrases.
3. S: searches for words in subject headings.
4. Or and ( ) to search any or all of the words.
A. Subject Databases for Journal Articles
B. Popular Press:
C. Finding Full Text
Two favorite collections of core journals of all disciplines.
3. Academic OneFile
All subjects; a convenient Quick Start.
8. MLA International Bibliography (drama and theatre studies)
11. When use GoogleScholar, set your Library Links to access Tufts full texts.
Factiva (more international coverage)
Ethnic NewsWatch 1960 -
Boston Globe (1872-1979)
New York Times Online Archive
(1851 - 3 years before current date)
Times Digital Archive (1785 - 1985)
Readers' Guide Retrospective (1890-1982)
American Periodicals (1740 - 1940)
British Periodicals (1681 - 1920)
Some of the oldest continuously published magazines in America, including American Spectator, Commentary, Commonweal, Dissent, Harpers Magazine, NACLA, The Nation, The National Review, The New Republic, New York Review, and The New Yorker.
1. Click on the button in your search results screen to a window of three sequential options:
a. link to the digital full text when available;
b. link to a Library Catalog search for the print journal;
c. link to ILliad for requesting the article when the above two options are negative.
2. Search for a journal directly here:
a. Tufts Library Catalog (including e-journals)
c. Use ILliad to request your article, if Tufts does not have your journal.
IV. Writing and Citing
A Short Guide to Writing about Literature by Sylvan Barnet. Ref: PE1479.C7 B3
Tufts Academic Resources Center -- Writing Tutors