4188: Women in Sport

Books in the Main Stacks

Sport and women: social issues in international perspective
Punch!: why women participate in violent sports
Hard fought victories: women coaches making a difference

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Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

Edelson, P. (2002). A to Z of American women in sports. New York: Facts on File Includes information on the greatest of women athletes and trailblazers in the field of sports. Entries include personal information: birth date, place, events leading up to participation in sports, as well as achievements in the field. Reference GV697.A1 E28 2002

International encyclopedia of women and sports. (2001). New York: Macmillan Reference USA Includes over 400 topics in the areas of sports and athletic activities, women’s sports in society and its culture, issues in health, sports organizations, and information on individuals. It also contains appendices that include Olympic participation and medal wins by women by year and country, as well as a listing of major women’s sports organizations. Reference GV709.I58 2000

Hawkes, N.R., & Seggar, J. F. (2000). Celebrating women coaches: A biographical dictionary. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press A collection of biographies on women coaches who have made their mark in sports. Entries include personal data, hobbies, history of involvement in sports, playing career and coaching career information (including national coaching assignments), philosophy and challenges of coaching, role models/mentors, as well as achievements as both player and coach. Reference GV697.A1 H367 2000

American women in sport, 1887–1987: A 100-year chronology. (1989). Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press Divided into four time periods (Pre-organizational, organizational, competitive and Title IX), this resource chronicles major events and individual achievements in women’s sports between 1887 and 1987. Reference GV583.A64 1989

For more books try searching the catalog for the following subjects:

Sports for women
American Women Sports

Find Subject Articles


Sports Illustrated for Women
Women in Sport & Physical Activity Journal
Women’s Sports and Fitness

Web Sites

International Working Group on Women and Sport
Women’s Sports Foundation
International Association of Physical Education and Sports for Girls and Women (IAPESGW)
National Association for Girls and Women in Sport

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