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APRD 3003 Strategic Communication Research Methods (Lee): Industry, Marketing, & Consumers

Industry, Marketing, and Consumer Research


Newspaper, Trade, and Scholarly Articles and Press Releases

Consider searching for these subject terms: sports spectators—psychology, fans (persons)—psychology, attendance, sports marketing, spectators and fans, sports for women, attitudes toward sports

Tip: Business Source Complete, Communication & Mass Media Complete, and SPORTDiscus with Full Text are EBSCO databases.  Search all three databases at once by clicking on "Choose Databases" at the top.
If we don't have access to an article, request it through ILLiad, our Interlibrary Loan system.

CU, NCAA, and Other Universities

Research other universities' NCAA reports and press releases by using Google or other search engine. Search a university name with "NCAA financial reports". Also search for universities' sport-related press releases to see how other universities are writing about/marketing their athletic programs. 

Tip: Search a specific website or domain by adding "site:edu" or "site:website url" to your Google search. For example: site:edu or followed by your search terms. 

Off Campus Access

Combine Search Words

AND  link words by AND to search for all words in the same resource

OR  link words by OR to search for one word or another (instead of both/all words)

NOT  to eliminate results with a certain term

“Quotations” – add quotations to a group of two or more words to search for the exact phrase 

Media, Communication and Information Librarian

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Stacy Gilbert
Norlin Library
(303) 492-9395