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Meeting and Event Planning

Resources for meeting and event planning

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This subject guide provides information on Meeting and Event Planning resources available from UNT Libraries. Use the tabs on the left of the page to find out about the following resources:

  • Managing research and writing
    • guides on how to perform basic research activities
    • information on how to format and manage citations
    • guides for writing RPFs (Request for Proposals)
  • Reference sources, such as encyclopedias, handbooks and dictionaries, are a good place to start your research because they provide:
    • background on a topic
    • historical research
    • potential keywords for your catalog and database searches
  • Books in both print and electronic format provide:
    • in-depth coverage of a topic, broad in scope and usually historical
    • information that is two to three years old by the publication date
    • indexes where you can check if the book contains your topic
  • Articles in both print and electronic format provide:
    • the most current source of peer-reviewed information
    • focused research, narrow in scope
    • literature review
  • Government documents, including congressional hearings, laws, and agency reports, provide:
    • information on legislative or regulatory aspects of a topic
    • data collected by government agencies
  • Statisticprovide:
    • local, state, national and international perspectives
    • data on employment, revenues, profitability, dining and travel trends etc..
  • Industry organizations
    • Professional associations
    • Local chapters of industry organizations
    • Local area guides
  • News
    • Newsfeeds
    • News sites, digital magazines, and newspapers
    • Blogs
  • Podcasts and videos, including online and physical (DVDs, etc.) media
    • Podcasts
    • Videos and Youtube channels
    • Webinars
  • Career information
    • UNT career resources
    • Industry career resources
  • Upcoming industry events


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