Subject – Tourism, Hospitality and Events key resources

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Below you’ll find a list of key resources for tourism, hospitality and events. You can access many resources via Discover on the Library website, but will also find relevant resources from the Institute of Hospitality, in public libraries and freely available online.

An increasing number of resources are being made available for free online through open access publishing. You will find some links to relevant open access information below.

Academic journals for Tourism, Hospitality & Events

The Library subscribes to journals chosen by the Faculty that you can access in print and online via Discover. We’ve put the most commonly used together in a list using My Module Resources.

Academic journals for Tourism, Hospitality & Events

This list is tagged by subject and lists some of the main journals within the Sunderland subscription. There are sub-lists for open access journals, Institute of Hospitality journals and Journal available in public libraries.

Books & ebooks on the Library Catalogue

Tourism, Hospitality and Events Books are based at St. Peter’s. Most books are shelved at the following shelf-marks:

  • 338.4791     Tourism
  • 394.2068    Events Management:
  • 647.94         Hotel Management:
  • 647.94068  Hospitality

These are just for guidance – you will need to use the Library Catalogue to find the specific shelfmark. Some titles may be shelved at different numbers due to the interdisciplinary nature of the subject, for example:

  • books about marketing events will be in the business section because marketing is a business subject.
  • books about sports events may be at Murray Library because the main subject is Sports  which is taught at city campus.

Books and ebooks in the collection reflect titles on your reading lists but also offer titles for wider reading. All are available through the search box on the library web page.

Tourism book collectionThe books you see on the shelves at St. Peter’s or the Murray Libraries represent part of the collection. Many titles are available online. Where possible the library purchase ebooks because they increase accessibility for students both on campus and off campus.

The library have purchased a number of books for tourism, hospitality & events over the last year which you can view on our blog post ‘New books for Tourism, Hospitality & Events 2016-17

Key databases for market reports and company information

Passport (Euromonitor International)
Passport provides international market research. This database holds company profiles and statistics, monitors industry trends and provides strategic analsyis on industries such as travel and tourism and consumer food service.

Help using Passport

IBISWorld

IBISWorld provides industry intelligence that analyses the environment of over 400 UK industries using the five-digit level of the UK Standard Industrial Classification (UKSIC).

Each industry report provides detailed performance data and analysis on the market, supply chain, operating strengths and weaknesses, external drivers, major player market strategies, industry profit and cost structure benchmarks.

Help using IBISWorld

MarketLine Company Profiles

MarketLine is a business information company covering the automotive, consumer, energy, financial services, healthcare and technology sectors. The EBSCO database offers company profiles which are accessible from a link at the top of DISCOVER.

Company Profiles

Key databases for newspapers (press search)

LexisNexis contains a news database of full-text UK regional, national and broadsheet newspapers.  Coverage goes back as far as January 1982 to the present day for some titles, although this varies by publication.

Access LexisLibrary via Databases A-Z

Key databases for academic journals

Some of our tourism journals are individual subscriptions and may not be found on our major databases. For that reason it is best to use Discover to find academic journal articles.  Another advantage to using Discover is that it will search many of our databases at once.

If you do wish to visit a specific database because you know exactly what you;re looking for, you will need to use Databases A-Z. Below are just a few which are particularly useful for tourism, hospitality and events.

Click here for tips on accessing full text articles.

Business Source Elite
Business Source Elite provides full text access to nearly 1,100 full text business and management publications and more than 10,000 company profiles from Market Line. Particular topics that tourism, hospitality and events students will find include service quality, marketing, human resources and leadership.

Emerald Library
Emerald provides full text access to journals across a range of subject areas including tourism and hospitality, marketing, HR and organizational behaviour, public policy and sociology.

Science Direct
ScienceDirect provides full text access to journals across a number of disciplines. Topics include, tourism, hospitality, marketing and consumer services.

Key databases for British Standards (Event Management)

The University of Sunderland subscribes to British Standards Online where you can download standards such as:

  • BS 8406:2003 – Event stewarding and crowd safety services. Code of practice.
  • PAS 51:2004 – Guide to industry best practice for organizing outdoor events.
  • BIP 2176 – Making events more sustainable. A guide to BS 8901
  • BS 7909:2011 – Code of practice for temporary electrical systems for entertainment and related purposes

How to access British Standards

On the Library web page, click on ‘Databases A-Z’ and find British Standards in the alphabetical list. When you click on it, you will be asked to login if you’re off campus. Once you’re logged in you can search by number (eg. BS 8406:2003) or you could try searching for a keyword search such as ‘event management’.

E-resources from the Institute of Hospitality

Institute of Hospitality
Tourism, hospitality and events students at the University of Sunderland can join the Institute of Hospitality as individual student members. Benefits include:

To join the Institute of Hospitality email your librarian Leanne Young (leanne.young@sunderland.ac.uk) and you will receive the login details you need to create your own account.

Academic journals at public libraries

Access to Research at public libraries

Lots of tourism, hospitality and events journals that we do not subscribe to are available for free at public libraries through the Access to Research Scheme.

We’ve listed some of the titles available in public libraries on the Academic Journals for THE My Module Resources list, for example::

  • Special events galore! (2001 -present)
  • Information technology and tourism (2014-present)
  • Cornell hospitality quarterly (1999-present)

There are many more – a keyword search for tourism returns 30 journal titles.

What is access to research?
Access to Research gives free, walk-in access to over 10 million academic articles in participating public libraries across the UK. A lot of libraries in our region participate in the scheme including Sunderland City Library and Arts Centre, Gateshead Central Library, Newcastle City Library. Many others including branch libraries do too.

How to use Access to Research
Check if your local library participates in the scheme. You can do this on the Access to Research website. You’ll need to visit your public library and use their computers, but if you do you’ll have free access to many journals that you can use alongside our own subscriptions.

World Tourism Organization resources

We’ve gathered resources from the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in one My Module Resources list. On this list you’ll find titles available in the library as well as resources that are freely available.

World Tourism Organization titles.

Theses (PhD, Professional Doctorates etc.)

EThOS (e-theses online service) –  from the British Library
EThOS is the UK’s national thesis service with approximately 400,000 records relating to theses awarded by over 120 institutions. Around 160,000 of these also provide access to the full text.

PQDT Open
PQDT Open provides the full text of open access dissertations and theses free of charge where the author has opted to publish as open access. This includes international Universities.

Statistics and data

https://www.ons.gov.uk/
National Statistics UK
is the “official UK statistics site” from the Office of National Statistics including statistics on travel and tourism, the economy, the census, population, and links to statistics from government departments.

https://www.visitbritain.org
Visit Britain published many reports that provide statistics and data on many aspects of tourism in Britain such as inbound tourism, sector research, consumer behavior, business research, and more…

Passport (Euromonitor International)
Passport provides international market research. This database holds company profiles and statistics, monitors industry trends and provides strategic analsyis on industries such as travel and tourism and consumer food service.

Help using Passport

IBISWorld

IBISWorld provides industry intelligence that analyses the environment of over 400 UK industries using the five-digit level of the UK Standard Industrial Classification (UKSIC).

Each industry report provides detailed performance data and analysis on the market, supply chain, operating strengths and weaknesses, external drivers, major player market strategies, industry profit and cost structure benchmarks.

Help using IBISWorld

Free web based resources

A list of freely available resources identified by your liaison librarian, particularly reports and online magazines for tourism, hospitality & events students.

Free Web Based Resources

Examples of free resources include:

  •  Music Tourism Reports for 2015 and 2016
  •  Hotel Britain – annual reports ranging from  2013-2016 on UK hotel performance

Useful websites

Big Hospitality
The latest news on the hospitality industry and key people and businesses.

Visit Britain
The national tourism agency  which ” plays a unique role in building England’s tourism product, raising Britain’s profile worldwide, increasing the volume and value of tourism exports and developing England and Britain’s visitor economy”

UNESCO World Heritage
United Nations organization seeking to identify, protect and preserve cultural and natural heritage.

UNWTO (World Tourism Organization
United nations agency responsible for promoting responsible, sustainable and accessible tourism. They organise many conferences worldwide and many of their publications are available for free.

If you’ve got a suggestion for a key T.H.E. resource that we should add to this page, contact the tourism librarian Leanne Young

If you need an item that is not available within Sunderland subscriptions you can request an interlibrary loan. Click here to find out more.

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