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Sep. 6, 2013
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Summary
The Sports & Recreation guide provides a listing of reference books, media titles, databases, and websites which can be used to meet your information needs.
Books
  • Great Athletes – Designed for middle and high school readers, this 8-volume set presents articles on the lives, sports careers, and unique achievements of athletes from around the world in more than sixty different sports. Every article contains a photograph of the athlete as well as "Additional Sources" such as books, articles, or web sites about the athlete or sport covered in the article.
  • Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives: Sports Figures – This two-volume set profiles 614 athletes representing the wide range of American sports from auto racing to wrestling. In addition to athletic accomplishments, each biography includes family background, influences, and achievements outside the realm of sports. Most of the entries range from two to three pages in length and include a black-and-white photograph.
Media
This 3-disc DVD set, The Fundamentals of Hitting, Pitching, and Defense, provides instruction on how to play baseball the "Ripken Way."
Butch Harmon teaches you how to manage every aspect of your golf game in this 3-disc DVD series. He provides instruction on the short game, how to hit the ball with power and accuracy, and how to manage the overall game for lower scores.
Description
Biographical information on more than a million notable historical and contemporary individuals. Facts, summaries, articles, and pictures.
Availability
Requires a JCLC card and residence in Birmingham, AL.
Tutorials
Fact Sheet  PDF document
Search Tips  PDF document
Navigation Guide  PDF document
Sample Searches  HTML document
Video Tutorial  Video tutorial by BPL on YouTube (length 8:58)
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Millions of full-text magazine articles on business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature, art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, etc. Images. Updated daily. Find articles by topic, relevance, or keyword. Features allow narrowing subjects with more specific subdivisions, limiting results by date or to a specific publication, broadening search to expanded subdivisions, or selecting only articles having full text.
Availability
Requires a JCLC card.
Tutorials
Fact Sheet  PDF document
FAQ  HTML document
Navigation Guide  PDF document
Sample Searches  HTML document
Video Tutorial - Basic Search  Video tutorial by BPL on YouTube (length 3:11)
Library Magazines that are full-text on databases
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LATEST YEAR ONLY
Microform
MICROFICHE:v.13 (1985)-v.30 (2002)
Central Library holdings
LATEST YEAR ONLY
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Local Sports Sites
Home of the Alabama A&M University Bulldogs
This is the official site of the Alabama High School Athletic Association. It includes the rules governing high school sports, a directory of schools, job listings, media information, sports calendars, publications, and the Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame.
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