Subject – Key Resources for Tourism

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Key Resources for Tourism, Hospitality & Events

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.

Books/Ebooks

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.

Tourism, hospitality and events books are based at St. Peter’s Library.

Most books are shelved at the following numbers:

  • Tourism books are shelved at 338.4791
  • Hospitality books are shelved at 647.94 (hotel management) and 647.94068 (Hospitality
  • Events books are shelved at 394.2068

Keep in mind this shelfmark is 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 it is likely that you will find lots of useful books in the business section of the library if you’re studying human resources, leadership or marketing.

Tourism - a synthesis (book)
Intro to hospitality management
Event design
branding new york (book)
Hospitality-marketing-management
critical event studies
Tourism research frontiers (book)
Hospitality - social lens
event studies

You’ll find introductory textbooks, along with titles on specific subjects such as:

  • Tourism: heritage, destination branding, critical tourism, dark tourism and more…
  • Hospitality: marketing, gastronomy, human resources and more…
  • Events: festivals, planning, creative industries 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.

How to access ebooks

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

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What 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.

Academic journals & articles (University of Sunderland collection)

The Library subscribes to journals chosen by the Faculty. The most effective way of searching is to use Discover so that you can search across all available sources, but if you choose to browse, you will find some of the important journals listed on the right. You can also view 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 on Discover

Where else can you find academic journal articles?

Although we recommend you begin your search on Discover via the library home page, you may wish to continue your search using some other resources.

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:

  • Annual International Conference on Tourism & Hospitality (2013-present)
  • Journal of Convention & Event Tourism (2004-present)
  • Journal of Human Resources in Hospitality & Tourism (2002-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:

  • Cornell Hospitality Quarterly (1999-present)
  • Information Technology and Tourism (2014-present)
  • International Journal of Tourism Research (1999-present)
  • Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events (1997-present)
  • Tourism and Hospitality Research (1999-present)

There are many more – a keyword search on the Access to Research website 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.

Academic journals & articles (University of Sunderland collection)

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:

  • Caravan & Camping Sites in the UK
  • Catering Services in the UK
  • Full-Service Restaurants in the UK
  • Hotels in the UK
  • Libraries, Museums & Cultural Activities in the UK
  • Tour Operators in the UK

City travel briefings via Euromonitor Passport

Travel performance in key destinations with information on lodging, travel modes, travel flows,infrastructure and leading developments and activities. Recent City Travel Briefings include:

  • Prague (Sept 2017)
  • London (Aug 2017)
  • Barcelona (Nov 2016)
  • New York City (Sep 2015)

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)
  • Consumer Foodservice Global Industry Overview (Oct 2010)
  • Premiumisation: Why Foodservice Matters to Every Industry (Dec 2017)
  • Smart Destinations to Tackle Over-tourism (Jan 2018)
  • The Sharing Economy in Lodging (June 2016)
  • Travel Quarterly Statements

Company information via Euromonitor Passport or Marketline Company Profiles

Company profiles detail the market position and financial performance of leading international companies. Profiles relevant to tourism include companies in the hotel, airline and travel intermediary industries. Recent company profile from Euromonitor Passport include…

  • Airbnb Inc (Dec 2017)
  • Marriott International Inc (Jan 2017)
  • Ryanair (Dec 2017)
  • Expedia (Feb 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.

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.

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:

  • Annual International Conference on Tourism & Hospitality (2013-present)
  • Event Management (2013-present – two years before Sunderland subscription begins)
  • Journal of Convention & Event Tourism (2004-present)
  • Journal of Human Resources in Hospitality & Tourism (2002-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 (PhDs, Prof Docs)

PhD theses can be useful sources of unpublished information. University of Sunderland theses are added to the Sunderland Repository. You may find theses from other universities via EThOS or PQDT Open.

SURE (Sunderland Repository)
Search research written by University of Sunderland staff.

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

World Tourism Organization titles.

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.


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.

Examples of free resources include:

  • Event Manager Blog ebooks
  • Hotel Britain 2017
  • Music Tourism Reports from 2017, 2016 and 2015
  • OECD Tourism Papers such as Green Innovation in Tourism Services

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.
  • BS ISO 20121:2012 – Event sustainability management systems: Requirements with guidance for use
  • 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

Box of Broadcasts (BoB) is an on-demand TV & Radio streaming service for education and research. It contains over 2 million broadcasts from over 65 free-to-air channels including BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and more.  You can find a complete list of channels here .

BoB offers transcripts, which would be helpful for accessibility, language comprehension, quoting for essays, as well as scriptwriting. Transcripts are fully searchable by keyword

So what types of things can you find on BoB?

BoB is great for documentaries that would have been aired on TV and radio shows. Some examples include:

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