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HMGT 1101 Industry Research

This guide supports the Industry Research Report assignment in Perspectives in Hospitality Management, HMGT1101

What is Hospitality & Tourism Complete?

Hospitality & Tourism Complete (EBSCO) is

Search strategies in Hospitality & Tourism Complete for the Industry Research Report

These instructions are modified from your assignment.

  • Start by searching your sector of hospitality. Try different search terms (keywords) for
    • Lodging
    • Food
    • Restaurants
    • Tourism
    • Cruise lines
    • Beverage
    • Transportation
  • Consider adding search terms (keywords). Use a separate search box in order to easily modify your search.
    • Leading companies
    • leading professionals
    • new technologies
    • guest demands
    • amenities
    • unique features

Filter your search by date and publication type

You can focus your results AFTER you search in order to find sources appropriate for this assignment.
Look on the left side of the page for these options.

Limit by date

Under REFINE RESULTS, use the DATE SLIDER

Limit by source type (e.g. trade publication or academic journals)

Limit your results to be relevant to your research

Before searching, you can limit (reduce and focus) your search by date and publication type. These two search limits will help you find material relevant to this assignment!

Limit by date

  • use the PUBLISHED DATE dropdown menus under the search boxes to limit the dates for the results
    • select a date range of 2 to 3 years
    • if today is June 1, 2019, pick June 2016 to June 2019
  • ask your instructor for guidance on what he or she considers to be appropriate

Limit by PUBLICATION TYPE to find TRADE PUBLICATIONS

  • select TRADE PUBLICATION from the dropdown menu to find trade publications 

Limit by PUBLICATION TYPE to find ACADEMIC SOURCES

  • select ACADEMIC JOURNAL from the dropdown menu to find trade publications 

You can also check off the box for PEER REVIEWED. Many academic journals are peer reviewed.

I found a good article. Now what?

Look for the PDF Full Text icon or the HTML icon under the article result to read the article.

Use the TOOLS pane on the right to email the article to yourself. This is better than downloading because you will have a backup of the article plus you can get a preliminary APA citation.