HSS 592 - The Olympics: Reference Sources: Databases, Reference Books in Print/E-Book

A guide to support Mr. Fritz' history elective, The Olympics.



Welcome to The Olympics OWHL Guide! This guide will help you find library resources and also materials on the free web that have been vetted by a librarian.  When beginning the research process, it is always good practice to look at a few reference articles and take notes as you discover the who, what, when, and where of your topic.  You should also take down any keywords, terms, or alternate terminology mentioned to help you find secondary and primary sources. You don't need to spend too much time with tertiary sources, as they are designed to give you an overview of your topic, but you should definitely start your research with them.  Below, you will find useful reference sources in the library to find information on the Olympics, the places where they have been hosted, and the athletes who have competed in them.  Remember to speak with a librarian if you need help - we are here to save you time!



American track star Wilma Rudolph (1940 - 1994) breaks the tape at the finish line as she clinches the gold medal for the women's 4 x 100m relay for the United States at the 1960 Olympic Games, Rome, Italy, September 8, 1960. (Photo by Robert Riger/Getty Images)





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