Welcome to UNB Libraries' (Saint John) guide to Hospitality and Tourism Management. The purpose of this guide is to help you find resources related to this discipline and enhance your learning.
How you want to begin your research depends on your topic and your knowledge. If your topic is brand new to you, you might want to start with book based material. The data and information in books, at least, in non-fiction, academic books, generally differs from that found in articles. It is presented at length but tends to be presented in less depth and with less specificity. Book content may be less "cutting edge" and more likely to present standard, and accepted information. Scholarly journal articles often present more controversial content and preliminary research results which require more testing before they are accepted. Students interested in HTM will likely also want to gather practitioner materials (materials that emphasize the practical rather than the theoretical), newspapers, and government publications.
For students, books are a logical starting point for research because they often introduce several relevant topics around a broader subject while scholarly articles often deal with a single, very specific topic with an assumed context -- that is, articles may assume an audience with a high level of subject knowledge.
Once you have some background on your topic which may help you think critically about related information and data, you will be ready to plunge into periodical (magazines, journals and newspapers) literature, grey literature, and beyond. Enjoy the search!
In this guide, you will find links leading you to reference materials (dictionaries, specialized encyclopedias, handbooks ...), books (both online and in print), databases (containing full-text journals, magazines and newspapers, full-text articles, and linked material), and more. That said, not everything you will need will be found in this guide. Remember, you can always visit a library and ask a librarian for more help.
In addition to this subject guide in HTM, you might also wish to explore:
UNB Libraries Guide to Business, UNB Libraries Saint John
News and Views
Travel, Globe and Mail
Travel news, travel guides and reviews, Guardian, UK
Travel News and Features, Fodors