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This subject guide provides information on Hospitality and Tourism resources available from UNT Libraries. Use the tabs at the top 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
- 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
- Statistics, in both print and electronic format provide:
- local, state, national and international perspectives
- data on employment, revenues, profitability, dining and travel trends etc..
- Videos, including online and physical (DVDs, etc.) media, provide:
- a visual and auditory representation of the topic
- Websites, newsletters, etc. must be evaluated for credibility, authority and accuracy before using and provide:
- the most current information on a topic (but not necessarily peer-reviewed)
- obscure, hard-to-find information.