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The Sports & Recreation guide provides a listing of reference books, media titles, databases, and websites which can be used to meet your information needs.
  • Great Athletes – Designed for middle and high school readers, this 8-volume set presents articles on the lives, sports careers, and unique achievements of athletes from around the world in more than sixty different sports. Every article contains a photograph of the athlete as well as "Additional Sources" such as books, articles, or web sites about the athlete or sport covered in the article.
  • Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives: Sports Figures – This two-volume set profiles 614 athletes representing the wide range of American sports from auto racing to wrestling. In addition to athletic accomplishments, each biography includes family background, influences, and achievements outside the realm of sports. Most of the entries range from two to three pages in length and include a black-and-white photograph.
This 3-disc DVD set, The Fundamentals of Hitting, Pitching, and Defense, provides instruction on how to play baseball the "Ripken Way."
Butch Harmon teaches you how to manage every aspect of your golf game in this 3-disc DVD series. He provides instruction on the short game, how to hit the ball with power and accuracy, and how to manage the overall game for lower scores.
Millions of full-text magazine articles on business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature, art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, etc. Images. Updated daily. Find articles by topic, relevance, or keyword. Features allow narrowing subjects with more specific subdivisions, limiting results by date or to a specific publication, broadening search to expanded subdivisions, or selecting only articles having full text.
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This multidisciplinary database provides full text for more than 1,700 general reference publications with information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE also includes full text reference books, biographies, primary source documents, and an image collection of over 200,000 photos and maps.
Requires a JCLC card.
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Home of the Alabama A&M University Bulldogs
This is the official site of the Alabama High School Athletic Association. It includes the rules governing high school sports, a directory of schools, job listings, media information, sports calendars, publications, and the Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame.
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