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Medallion from the 1908 Olympic GamesThe 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 series--bibliography, A-706).
    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. [421]-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, c1995.
    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 Olympic authors.

    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

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