Subject – Key Resources for Events

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Key Resources for Events Management

Below you’ll find a list of key resources for hospitality. You may also find the key resources pages for tourism and hospitality relevant. 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.

Books/ebooks

Event Management books are based at St. Peter’s Library. Most books are shelved at the following shelfmark 394.2068 but keep in mind this shelfmark is just for guidance.  Some titles may be shelved at different numbers due to the interdisciplinary nature of the subject. You will need to use the Library Catalogue to find the specific shelfmark.

Books and ebooks in the collection reflect titles on your My Module Resources lists but also offer titles for wider reading. For wider reading you can use the Library Catalogue to search for specific titles, author names or keywords.

Event design
critical event studies
event studies

You’ll find introductory textbooks, along with titles on specific subjects such as marketing, festivals, planning and more. The books you see on the shelves at St. Peter’s or the Murray Libraries represent part of the collection. Many of our titles are available online. Where possible the library purchase ebooks because they increase accessibility for students both on campus and off campus.

What tourism books have the library purchased recently?

The library have purchased a number of books for tourism, hospitality & events over the last year which you can view on our new books list.

Help accessing books/ebooks

How to access ebooks

All ebooks can be accessed via the Library Catalogue. Watch this short video for a demonstration.

https://youtu.be/CnWXB0rWOG8

Academic journals & articles (University of Sunderland collection)

The Library subscribes to journals chosen by the Faculty. Some of the important tourism journals are listed on the right and if you wish to browse the most commonly used journals in tourism visit the My Module Resources journals list…
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

Most journals are available online although some are also in print at St. Peter’s Library. Some will be specifically about tourism, others may be from related subjects (such as marketing, human resources etc).

Starting your search

Start your search at the library web page. Enter your title or keywords into the library search box and choose the ‘Journal Articles’ button. You will be taken to Discover where you can review and filter your results.

Help Searching for journals and articles

Where else can you find academic journal articles?

Journals articles from the Institute of Hospitality

When you join the Institute of Hospitality (IoH) as a student member you will have access to the IoH e-resources library which includes journal articles – many in full text. The resources from IoH supplement the journals available from the University of Sunderland so you may find different results.

Some examples of journals that are available via the IoH include:

  • Event Management (2013-present – predates the Sunderland subscription by 2 years.)
  • Journal of Convention & Event Tourism (2004-present)
  • Service Industries Journal (1981-present)

We’ve made a My Module Resources list of the full text journals that are available via the Institute.

When you join the Institute you can also attend free webinars and it will also look great on your CV.

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.

Journal articles on Google Scholar

We recommend using the Discover search on the Library web page initially but Google Scholar can be a great search tool for finding open access journal articles.

Google Scholar-search

 

 

 

What are open access articles?

Open access articles are freely available to view – sometimes journals themselves are entirely open access and sometimes the author has paid a charge to make their particular article open access. Some of the articles you find on Google Scholar may not necessarily be the published version, rather it may be the authors final version that they submitted before publisher logos etc. may not be added. In terms of content they will likely be the same.

What is the difference between Google Scholar and Discover?

Discover is searching and prioritising the resources we subscribe to. Google Scholar may search wider resources and you get more results but you will have access to the same articles regardless of which tool you use. Google results will be organised in a different order and it is more likely that you will find articles where you cannot access the full text.

Keep in mind that when you use Google Scholar, you will only be able to access the full article if it is open access or it is included within Sunderland subscriptions.


Help using Google Scholar

Journal articles at public libraries (Access to Research)

Many public libraries opt-in to a scheme called Access to Research which gives access to academic research to members of the public – and students can benefit from this too.

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

  • Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events (1997-present)
  • Special Events Galore! (2001-present)

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.

Industry & Market Research

Industry Reports via 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, leading competitors, operating strengths and weaknesses, external drivers, major player market strategies, industry profit and cost structure benchmarks. Examples of relevant industry reports include:

  • Catering Services in the UK
  • Nightclubs in the UK

Global Reports on market trends via Euromonitor Passport

Analysis of latest market trends and new product activity which examine the market from a global and regional perspective. Recent briefings include:

  • Connected Consumers (Aug 2017)
  • Ethical Consumer: Mindful Consumerism (Dec 2017)

Newspapers (Press Search)

Newspapers can be useful as both primary and secondary sources of information. As well as providing commentary on events newspaper articles can provide insight on how the public viewed an event or incident

The LexisNexis database contains 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

Help using LexisLibrary

Statistics & 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.

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.

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.

Institute of Hospitality

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

When you join the Institute of Hospitality (IoH) as a student member you will have access to the IoH e-resources library which includes journal articles – many in full text. The resources from IoH supplement the journals available from the University of Sunderland so you may find different results.

Some examples of journals that are available via the IoH include:

  • Event Management (2013-present)
  • Journal of Convention & Event Tourism (2004-present)
  • Service Industries Journal (1981-present)

We’ve made a My Module Resources list of the full text journals that are available via the Institute.

When you join the Institute you can also attend free webinars and it will also look great on your CV.

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.

Theses (PhD, Prof Docs 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

Open Access Resources

The World Tourism Organization makes quite a lot of their publications freely available to download.

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.


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:

  • Live Music Tourism Reports
  • Event Manager Blog ebooks

Useful websites

Event Manager Blog
The latest news on the events industry.

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

British Standards

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’.

In essence, a standard is an agreed way of doing something. It could be about making a product, managing a process, delivering a service or supplying materials – standards can cover a huge range of activities undertaken by organizations and used by their customers.
Definition from the BSI website