Olympics: A Guide to Reference Sources
Library of Congress Resources: General Bibliography
- Architecture of the Olympics, 1960-1980, by Carole
Cable. Monticello, Ill.: Vance Bibliographies, 1982. 9 p. (Architecture
Citations are from architectural and design periodicals
and address planning and engineering issues.
LC call number: Z7514.O5C32 1982
LC card number: 82157284
- Bibliographie des Oeuvres du Baron Pierre de Coubertin
= Bibliography of the Works of Baron Pierre de Coubertin.
[s.l.: s.n., 1968] 16 p.
It was Coubertin who founded the modern Olympic movement
and began the revival of the Olympic Games. Many of his writings,
however, are in sources that are obscure and difficult to obtain.
The majority have not been translated from the original French.
The most complete set of his writings, as well as his personal
papers and letters, is in the library of the International Olympic
Committee in Lausanne, Switzerland.
LC call number: Z7514.O5B52
LC card number: 80136259
- Footage 89: North American Film and Video Sources,
edited by Richard Prelinger and Celeste R. Hoffnar; index edited
by Tom Damrauer. New York: Prelinger Associates, c1989.
This title and its supplement, Footage 91,
are guides to video archives.
LC call number: PN1993.4 .F69 1989
LC card number: 93650267
- Historical Dictionary of the Modern Olympic Movement,
edited by John E. Findling and Kimberly D. Pelle. Westport, Conn.:
Greenwood Press, 1996. xl, 460 p.: ill. Includes bibliographical
references (p. -434) and index.
Includes chapters on each summer and winter Olympics,
the ancient games, the International Olympic Committee, the
United States Olympic Committee, and biographies of all presidents
of the International Olympic Committee. It also has a section
on Olympic films (both documentary and feature) and an extensive
bibliography to supplement those for each chapter.
LC call number: GV721.5.H546 1996
LC card number: 95569
- Historical Dictionary of the Olympic Movement,
by Ian Buchanan and Bill Mallon. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press,
Explores all aspects of the Games and includes a brief
review of all the Olympiads, lists of IOC members, records,
etc., and a chronology. By two well known and authoritative
LC call number: GV721.5 .B83 1995
LC card number: 9522858
- The Modern Olympics, a List of Reference Material in the
New York Public Library. New York: The New York Public
Library, 1939. 29 p.
Obviously dated, but nevertheless quite useful for
identifying pre-World War II citations.
LC call number: Z7514.O5N5
LC card number: 4030322
- The Olympics: A Bibliography, by Bill Mallon. New
York: Garland Pub., 1984. xviii, 258 p. (Garland Reference Library
of Social Science; vol. 246). In various languages.
Unique as a source of official Olympic publications.
The arrangement is by language, and the final two chapters contain
a list of dissertations and films, respectively. This publication
also lists official reports by Olympiad.
LC call number: Z7514.O5M35 1984
LC card number: 844072
- Sports Ethics in America: a Bibliography, 1970-1990,
by Donald G. Jones with Elaine L. Daly; foreword by Thomas H.
Kean. New York: Greenwood Press, 1992. xvii, 291 p. (Bibliographies
and Indexes in American History, No. 21).
Has many articles concerning the Olympics with both
author and subject indexes. The latter is somewhat difficult
to use because it contains headings for "Olympics" as well as
for individual games, and there are no cross references to alert
the researcher to this fact.
LC call number: Z7514.O5M35 1984
LC card number: 9147538
- The Video Source Book. 1st. ed.- Syosset, N.Y.:
National Video Clearinghouse, 1979- ill. Annual. Published: Detroit,
Mich., Gale Research, Inc., <1989-1991>. Supplements accompany
some issues <1981-1991>, and have title: Video Source
Book Update, <1981-1987>. Vols. for 1979- have companion
volume: Video Programs Index.
This title indexes and gives sources for individual
titles. Extremely useful for in-depth research.
LC call number: PN1992.95.V52
LC card number: 84643226