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Sports Management: Reference Resources

This guide is designed to help you find materials available from the Houston Cole Library for research in sports.

Selection of Reference Books

Here are a few of our reference books available electronically. Please use the Library Catalog search box to find more reference books.

Reference Help

Contact Laurie Charnigo, Sports Management Subject Specialist, at  with questions. If you are unable to locate the librarian in the Library, please visit the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor for assistance. The 2nd floor Reference Desk is always staffed with a librarian ready to assist you in person, by phone, or through Blackboard IM -  jsulibrary - during library hours.

Library Catalog Basic Search


Search for Reference Books

Start with these Databases to Locate Reference Books

To find reference books on a topic, you can either search the Library Catlaog using the above search widget or you can search one of the following databases:

Need Help? Ask a Librarian.

Need more help? Ask a librarian!

  • Online Form
  • In Person: 2nd Floor Reference Desk
  • Call: 256-782-8034 or 1-800-782-5291
  • Contact a Subject Specialist
  • Chat: Blackboard IM: jsulibrary (this service is only available for JSU faculty, staff and students)

Reference hours:

  • Mon-Thurs: 9 am - 10:30 pm
  • Fri: 9 am - 4 pm
  • Sat: 9 am - 4:30 pm
  • Sun: 3 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.