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Academic Affairs for Athletics Research Guide: Home

This research guide features resources and strategies for finding research information for our athletes.

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Welcome to the Jerry Falwell Library.                 

We are proud of our athletes and understand the time limitations due to practice and sporting events.  Our goal is to assist our athletes with their research endeavors.  

This Research Guide will give you resources and ways in which you can become a more efficient researcher.  The databases, books, e-books, media, and websites listed in this guide will direct you to comprehensive and scholarly resources for your next research paper, project, or presentation. 

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How to Use this Guide

This AAA research guide is available to assist you with the basics of research information.  

  • Use the tabs at the top of the guide to go to the information you are seeking.
  • If you need specific assistance in a subject area, please select the Database tab and locate on the left side of the page the box labeled Guides by Subject. Here you can select the area of study you are interested in finding information. Each guide has contact information for a librarian specializing in that area.
  • On each page is a floating “Ask Us” box or blue "Chat" button.  These set up a chat with a library research consultant. 
  • The goal of this guide is to assist you with basic research information and resources when you are on campus or traveling with your teammates.