HSS 592 - The Olympics: Secondary Sources: Books, E-Books, Journal Articles & More

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

Finding Secondary Sources

Once you've read and taken notes in reference sources for an overview, you should focus on finding secondary sources for your research.  Search for print books, e-books, and video in the library catalog.  Journal articles may be found in the databases (listed below).  Websites will also contain secondary source material.  The resources below have been found by a librarian, but you may conduct your own searches in the catalog for books/e-books, databases for scholarly journal articles and magazine articles, and on the free web for websites.  Please don't hesitate to ask a librarian if you need help.




American track stars Tommie Smith (C) and John Carlos (R) standing on podium after winning gold and bronze Olympic medals, respectively, raising black-gloved fists, in support of civil rights/black power, while Australian silver medalist Peter Norman stands by at the 1968 summer Olympics in Mexico City.

John Dominis The LIFE Picture Collection/Shutterstock


Quick Links

Databases - Journal Articles, Magazines, Popular Press

Selected E-Books from Databases

Books in Print