• History,  Humanities

    New Reference Book: Encyclopedia of Sports in America

    Encyclopedia of Sports in America: A History from Foot Races to Extreme Sports by Murry R. Nelson, Greenwood, 2009. Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 796 N33 This 2-volume set identifies and describes American sports, sporting events and key athletes from 1607 through the 2000’s. Examples include: Auto Racing in the 1910’s, College Basketball in the 1930’s, Horse Racing in the 1950’s, The Houston Astrodome and Wayne Gretzky Helpful for: Humanities, Humanities IV,  American History, Sports History

  • History,  Research

    New Reference Set: Statistical Encyclopedia of North American Professional Sports

    Lura Sanborn – Reference Librarian Statistical Encyclopedia of North American Professional Sports: All Major League Teams and Major Non-Team Events Year by Year, 1876 through 2006 2nd ed. Edited by K. Michael Gaschnitz. McFarland, 2008. Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 796 G21S Use this set to locate statistics related to Major League team sports of the U.S. and Canada including: baseball, hockey, basketball, soccer and football.   Browse or search by date or team. Use this set to determine the number of wins by the Boston Red Caps in 1876 (39); to find  that in 1959 Jean Beliveau lead the National Hockey League with 45 goals; and discover that in…