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Hospitality and Tourism Management

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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.

 

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