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WRTG 105 Athlete Activism (Francisco): Home

A history of activism in sports

Thinking about your research question

As you explore many different topics surrounding athlete activism, you may find yourself asking questions of a categorized nature.

  • Am I taking a historical look at my research topic?
  • Am I taking a gendered look at my research topic?
  • Is my research topic race-based?
  • Could my research topic take a cross-cultural approach?

Keep in mind that the River Campus Libraries subscribe to hundreds of databases (not to mention freely available search engines) and there may be better databases for you to dive into than others.

For a more general approach:

For a historical look:

For a gender-based approach:

For a race-based approach:

Jumping into DiscoverUR

See all DiscoverUR help videos on our DiscoverUR YouTube Playlist.

Finding relevant sources though citation tracking

Once you have one (or more) useful article on a topic, use the references at the end of article to find more sources on your topic using our Citation Search tool.  This helps you see what was written previous to your current article, often called citing backward.


Use Google Scholar to see who has cited your article after it was published.  This helps you see what has been written after your article was published, citing forward.



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Writing for an Annotated Bibliography

As part of your assignment you need to create an Annotated Bibliography. Check the links below for definitions and examples.


Use the Catalog Search in DiscoverUR to search specifically for books or journal titles or other materials available at the University of Rochester Library. Use the full Articles, Books & More for searching for article authors and titles.

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