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PED 226 - History of Sport: Finding Books

Books, journals, & videos at Rohrbach Library

Search for books in the library's online catalog.

Some search tips:

  • Use the Guided Search, enter the name of sport you are researching in one search field and the word "history" in another field.
  • Browsing the call number areas of the collection is a great way to find books, as everything is organized by subject.  Call numbers you might find useful:

GV557-1198.995 Sports

GV711 Coaching

GV712-725 Athletic contests. Sports events

GV733-734.5 Professionalism in sports. Professional sports (General)

GV735 Umpires. Sports officiating

GV743-749 Athletic and sporting goods, supplies, etc.

GV750-770.27 Air sports: Airplane flying, kiteflying, bungee jumping, etc.

GV770.3-840 Water sports: Canoeing, sailing, yachting, scuba
diving, etc.

GV840.7-857 Winter sports: Ice hockey, skiing, bobsledding,
snowmobiling, etc.

GV861-1017 Ball games: Baseball, football, golf, etc.

GV1020-1034 Automobile travel. Motoring. Automobile racing

GV1040-1060.4 Cycling. Bicycling. Motorcycling

GV1060.5-1098 Track and field athletics

GV1100-1150.9 Fighting sports: Bullfighting, boxing, fencing, etc.

GV1151-1190 Shooting. Archery

GV1195-1198.995 Wrestling


  • Once you find a book, use the index to find the information you really need.
  • When you find a possibly relevant book in the catalog, see if there's a link, near the bottom of the page to "About This Book" information.  That takes you to Google Books, where you may be able to see the pages and do word searches within the full text of the volume.