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Sport Management Library Guide: Research Help

A guide to resources for Sport Management.

Understanding Your Topic

Before you begin searching for information, you should thoroughly understand the topic you are researching. Dictionaries and encyclopaedias are a good place to begin. Dictionaries provide definitions of unfamiliar terms, whilst encyclopaedias give more detailed explanations and overviews of topics.

Once you understand the basics of the topic think, about the key terms (concepts) and any alternative terms to broaden or narrow your search. You should choose three or four main points when searching for information covering your topic. Try to go from general to specific, eg. sports AND South Africa


Off Campus Access

UCT staff and students can access Electronic Resources off-campus using EZProxy from the library website.

Writing Assistance

Contact the UCT Writing Centre for guidance and assistance in all your academic writing needs. The writing centre provides one-on-one support for all disciplinary backgrounds and all tertiary levels.

Sage Research Methods

SAGE Research Methods Online (SRMO) is a tool designed to help you create research projects and understand the methods behind them. 

Watch this video to learn how to start your research on SAGE Research Methods by walking through an example of how Sarah, an undergraduate Psychology major, uses the tool to help with her research.  You will learn how to search content, refine results, review abstracts, download PDFs, cite research, use the Methods Lists feature, and discover related content.

Tips for searching