infoPlaylist: Super Bowl

February 1, 2013 at 12:00 am Leave a comment

Super Bowl XLVII is coming up this Sunday and most of us here at Cook Library are in a purple haze. Whether you know what the squirrel dance is or not, it will be hard to ignore the football tension in Baltimore this weekend. To celebrate the upcoming “Harbaugh Bowl” Librarian Laksamee Putnam has created this brief resource guide so you can be even more informed about all things football.

The library subscribes to an entire database dedicated to sports. SportsDiscus contains popular and scholarly articles about everything from sports medicine to physical education. Click on the link to view a list of articles about the Super Bowl!


Learn how the NFL got to be so big in this e-book: Tailgating, sacks, and salary caps: How the NFL became the most successful league in sports history by Mark Yost.

Take a critical look at a few of the Super Bowl ads through AdvertisingAge as the marketing race for top spot begins.



Federal Government Publications can be searched online through the U.S. Government Printing Office. Try searching “national football league” to find over a thousand publications about hearings on NFL retirement, congradulations for Superbowl championships and condolences and resolutions on the passing of significant NFL figures.

football cake

Need some food ideas for that Super Bowl party? Check out this Pinterest board for inspiration!

Book cover

NFL football is more than just a game. Learn how the corporate world could take a few lessons from pigskin by checking this book out of the library: Fixing the game: bubbles, crashes and what capitalism can learn from the NFL by Roger L. Martin.

Will you be tweeting about the game? Social media has taken sports leagues by storm and fans love the closer connection to their team of choice. This Super Bowl social media infograph will help you keep in touch with the Ravens or the 49ers as this weekend plays out!

Ravens/49ers logo and twitter

Good luck and GO RAVENS!



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