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Recreation Administration Research Guide

A guide for conducting research in the field of Recreation Administration

Finding Books

Use OneSearch on the library's homepage to find books and ebooks, and to find items to borrow from other libraries. Visit our OneSearch guide for more information or take a look at the video below. 



Finding Print Books on the Shelves

Image breaking down the different parts of a call number on a book.

Subject Headings

Subject Headings are a great way to find books on your topic in OneSearch

1. First, do a simple keyword search on your topic and limit to Resource Type > Books

2. Second, click on the book's title and scroll down to Subjects

3. Click on any of the subjects to be taken to other books assigned that same subject heading. 

Browsing the Print Collection

The Cal Poly Humboldt Library uses the Library of Congress Classification System to organize books alphabetically by subject area.* You can  browse the HSU Library's print collection by call number. Because of the diverse areas of interest within Recreation Administration, relevant books will be found in several different areas within the collection. The G and GV sections are on the second floor, and the RM, S, SB, SK, and TX sections are on the third floor

*Keep in mind that many of the library's more current books are in ebook format, which you can find by using OneSearch.

G149-180 Travel & tourism
GV181.35-181.6 Recreation leadership
GV182-182.5 Recreation areas & facilities
GV191.2-200.66 Outdoor life, outdoor recreation
GV557-1198.995 Sports
GV1199-1860 Games & Amusements, Circuses, specatcles
RM736 Recreational Therapy
S900-(972) Conservation of natural resources (incl. education & interpretation)
SB481- 486 Parks (incl. theory, management, & history)
SK601-608 Wildlife-related recreation
TX901-946.5 Hospitality Industry