Olympic fever?

Yes, it’s time for the summer Olympics, being held in Beijing, People’s Republic of China, on August 8-24, starting with the opening ceremony (on television Friday evening).

swimmer clip artfencing clip artVisit the International Olympic Committee’s official web site, which lists the summer events and provides details about the medals and other trappings of the games, the history and goals of the Olympic Movement, and information about athletes and future Olympic sites.

Visit the official site of the 2008 Beijing Olympics for the 2008 competition schedule.

You can read more about the Olympics in Library resources.

For example, do a subject keyword search in the Library Catalog for olympics and find titles such as Olympic turnaround: how the Olympic Games stepped back from the brink of extinction to become the world’s best known brand (3rd-Floor Main Collection, GV721.5 .P34 2006) and A picture history of the Olympics (3rd-Floor Main Oversize, GV721.5 .C63 1972). You can also find materials on specific events, such as fencing. Or, search for articles on the 2008 Olympics in databases such as ProQuest Newspapers (a possible search is olympics and beijing).

About Barbara

I am a Reference & Instruction librarian, head of that department in Andersen Library, an associate professor, and a member of the General Education Review Committee and Faculty Senate. I've been working at UW-W since July 1, 1990.
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