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RTM 402: Models of Play, Leisure, and Recreation

Professor Lawrence Luo

Foundational Theorists of Play

  • Barnett, Lynn A.
  • Bateson, Gregory
  • Blatner, Adam & Blatner, Allee
  • Caplan, Frank & Caplan, Theresa
  • Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly
  • Ellis, Michael J.
  • Erikson, Erik
  • Freud, Sigmund
  • Huizinga, Johan
  • Piaget, Jean
  • Sutton-Smith, Brian

Google Scholar

  1. If you have a Google account, make sure you're logged in.
  2. At the top, click on Settings (gear icon under the black ribbon).
  3. Choose Library Links in the left column.
  4. Search for csun.
  5. Check the box next to CSUN - CSU Northridge - Full Text at CSUN.
  6. Click the blue Save button.
  7. Search for a topic or article.
  8. When you see a result you want, look to the right of the title for a Full Text at CSUN link to get the article directly through Oviatt databases.

Setting this up once cuts back on the number of times you'll be routed to the publisher's website and asked to pay for an article, but it doesn't eliminate it.  Never pay for a scholarly article or book! If you find something you want via Google Scholar, paste the citation into OneSearch and check for it at all CSU libraries.  Even if no CSU has it, we can probably get it for you via Interlibrary Loan.

Finding Books or Articles by These Theorists

  1. Use OneSearch.
  2. To the right of the search box, click on Advanced Search.
  3. From the drop down menu, choose Author/contributor.
    1. For books and articles analyzing that theorist's work, change the drop down menu to Subject.
  4. Type the name of the theorist that interests you into the first search box.
  5. Add the word play in the second search box (without choosing anything from the drop down menu; leave it as "AND Any field contains").
  6. Use the left column to narrow the Resource Type to Books and Articles.
    1. If you're not getting enough results, change your search from CSUN collections to All CSU libraries.
  7. Access the full text of the books and articles online or request the hard copies.

Finding Books on Shelves

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