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Research Question: Should college athletes be better compensated financially?

This topic will explore the different arguments for and against the idea that college athletes should be compensated financially for their participation in sports. You will be required to read and analyze many different types of information sourcesincluding articles found in popular websites and scholarly sources.

 Step 1: Locate and read two background articles 

Find the following encyclopedia article by following the path provided:

Smith, Earl and Angela J. Hattery. “Commercialization of College Sports.” Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport. Eds. Karen Christensen and David Levinson. Vol. 1. Great Barrington: Berkshire Publishing, 2005. 347-351. Gale Virtual Reference Library.

  • UA Library Homepage> Search & Find > Articles & Databases
  • Under Find Databases by TITLE, select G > Gale Virtual Reference Library
  • In the search box next to Keyword, type “college sports” and then click Search
  • On the search results page, click on the title “Commercialization of College Sports” from the Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport.
  • Read the article

Access the following CQ Researcher article by following the path provided:

"College Football"

  • UA Library Homepage> Search & Find > Articles & Databases
  • Search & Find > Articles & Databases 
  • Find Databases by TITLE > C
  • Scroll down the page and click the link CQ Researcher Plus Archive
  • In the search box, type "college football" and then click Search.
  • Click on the title: "College Football" (11/2011)
  • Read the article.

Step 2: Access Articles from Academic Search Complete:  

To access Academic Search Complete, go to the UA Library homepage at www.library.arizona.edu Click Search & Find > Articles & Databases > Academic Search Complete

Article 1

  • In the keyword search box type in “shame of college sports” and click Search.
  • Find the record for the article titled “The Shame of College Sports” by Taylor Branch.
  • Click the link PDF Full Text to read the full article.

Article 2

  • In Academic Search Complete, click Clear to begin a new search.
  • In the keyword search box type in "still in the game" AND amateurism and click Search.
  • Find the record for the article titled "Is it Still ‘In the Game’; or Has Amateurism Left the Building? NCAA Student-Athletes’ Perceptions of Commercial Activity and Sports Video” by Kaburakis et al.
  • Click the link PDF Full Text to read the full article.

Complete the Article Analysis form

Step 3: Select and evaluate websites

These tutorials will help you identify a set of criteria for assessing a web source’s credibility.

Step 4: Search for more articles

Step 5: Use specialized databases and locate articles when you have a citation

Step 6: Cite your sources

Citation Guide

 

Last modified: January 8, 2014