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Student Research Guide: Doping in Sports: Top 10 Resources

By Trevor Cassell

Top 10 Resources

Castillo, E. M., & Comstock, R. D. (2018). Doping. In R. J. R. Levesque, ​Encyclopedia of adolescence​ (​ 2nd ed.). Springer Science+Business Media. Credo Reference: /login?url=https://search.credor gstv/doping/0?institutionId=569 6

In the U.S. there is a list of banned substances for each professional sport and they are all very similar. This source provides a full list of every substance that has been banned for use within professional sports. This is important to use in my research because it will be good to reference when explaining certain substances that are most commonly used for certain situations.

“Department of Health.” ​Anabolic Steroids and Sports: Winning at Any Cost​,

This article written by the New York State Department of Health explains how athletic competition is admirable to most people and being the best on the field is every athlete's goal. This article will help me provide a good perspective on how and why athletes feel the need to use drugs to enhance their performance so they can compete at the highest level.

Gillis, Charlie. “Cheaters Will Always Be with Us.” ​Maclean’s​, vol. 120, no. 31/32, Aug. 2007, pp. 41–42. ​EBSCOhost,​ 

This article written by Charlie Gillis explains how the controversy surrounding cheating in professional sports will continue to bring attention to those who are struggling in sports and who don’t think about the cost of using PEDs. The information provided will help me give my research project additional detail on how the viewers of professional sports are part of the doping issue.

Issitt, Micah. “Race to the Top: Performance-Enhancing Drugs in Professional Sports.” ​​Points of View: Reference Shelf- Sports Culture,​ ​May 2014, p. 1. ​​EBSCOhost​​,

As it states in the title, it is always a race to the top no matter what sport it is. Steroid usage in cycling is more popular compared to any other sport across the world. This article explains why it is so difficult to compete at the highest level in this sport and explains how athletes have admitted if they want to even have a chance they have to cheat. This is a perfect example of how doping is taking over the sports world.

Lee, Deborah, and Ann Griswold. “Point: Athletes Should Be Tested for Drugs.” ​​Points of View: Drug Testing for Sports​,​ Sept. 2016, p. 2. ​​EBSCOhost​,​ .aspx?direct=true&db=pwh& AN=23699181&site=pov-liv e.

Lee and Griswold give an in depth analysis of why doping in sports should be closely monitored due to the health effects that PEDs can cause for an athletes life. Many athletes get caught and fined for using drugs but they usually don’t get the punishment that most people believe they deserve.

Navidinia, Masoumeh, and A. S. L.Pedram Ebadi. “Medical Consequences of Long-Term Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids (AASs) Abuses in Athletes.” ​Biomedical Research (0970-938X),​ vol. 28, no. 13, Dec. 2017, pp. 5693–5701. ​EBSCOhost​, spx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=124672166&site=ehost-live.

Rogers, Kara. “Olympics: A Survey of Banned Substances.” ​Encyclopædia Britannica​​, Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., ry/olympics-a-survey-of- banned-substances.

Some of the most influential people in the world, olympic athletes. This article is from an encyclopedia listing the athletes who have been caught using PEDs in the olympic games and how the issue of doping in the olympics has been growing over the last decade. I can use this information to explain the example these athletes set for the next generation.

"Steroids.Com Launches Anti-Steroid, Educational Site: With New Ownership and Focus, Steroids.Com Re-Launches Dedicated to Keeping Teenagers and Young Adults Off Anabolic Steroids."​ PR Newswire,​ Feb 25, 2010​. ProQuest​, e-2?accountid=1131.

Anti-Steroid groups are everywhere and they all have relatively similar goals which is to end steroid usage in professional, collegiate, and high school sports. This source gives a general idea of why and how these drugs are taken and obtained. This article is a different perspective to my research because it goes in depth about why athletes feel the pressure and think the only way they can compete at a high level is to increase their performance using drugs.

“Doping in Baseball.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 23 Feb. 2021, 

This Article explains how doping in baseball has damaged the game and drawn fans away from believing in how clean the sport actually is. Baseball is by far the most popular sport for doping In the past and present. The details within the information gives an analysis on why these athletes try to get away with using these drugs and the overall effects that comes with them. 

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