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Leisure and Recreation in a Multicultural Society (ID 1010)

This guide serves as a gateway to library research for students enrolled in the Leisure and Recreation in a Multicultural Society course.

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Guide Editor

Jennifer Stevenson edited and updated this guide Fall 2022.

Subject-Focused Encyclopedias

Need to select a research topic or find background information?  

The Reference Collection includes a variety of different sources, such as: subject-focused encyclopedias, handbooks, almanacs, maps/atlases, statistical compendiums, dictionaries, and more. Look here to find introductory articles on subject-related topics. The broad perspective offered by such articles often proves helpful for narrowing research topics before pursuing more in-depth information. 

This guide provides some recommendations for encyclopedias and other reference resources that might provide helpful information relating to your topic.

Recommended Subject-Focused Encyclopedias

Encyclopedia of Global Religion

Electronic Resource 2012

Encyclopedia of Human-Animal Relationships: A Global Exploration of Our Connections with Animals

Reference Collection (Second Floor) 2007

Encyclopedia of New Jersey

Electronic Resource 2004

Encyclopedia of Sports and Athletics

Electronic Resource 2012

Europa World Year Book

Reference Collection (Second Floor) 2016

Guide to Countries of the World

Electronic Resource 2016

Handbook of World Families

Electronic Resource 2005

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life

Electronic Resource, Volumes 1-5 2017

World Sports

Electronic Resource 2012

Recommended Online Reference Databases

The following databases provide access to online encyclopedias, handbooks and dictionaries covering multidisciplinary topics. These are great sources of background information on countless topics.

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Recommended Multimedia Databases

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