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Hospitality & Sports Management

This research guide was created to take the guess work out of what you should be using to complete assignments in this field. Course guides have also been added. These will provide research sources available specific to individual course work.

Citation Searching

Did you know that you may use the references from any articles for your own research? In a new tab, copy and paste the title of the article you want to find. Open a new tab and go to Google Scholar. Paste the article title and search. Your article of interest should be at the top of the list. To find out if it is available in full text check the link to the right of the citation. 

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Trade V. Scholarly Sources

This presentation explores the difference between trade and scholarly sources.  

Finding Articles

In the Final Paper Guides posted on Canvas, your professor lists numerous citations from the journal entitled, Cornell Hotel and Restaurant Administration Quarterly. Perhaps you should also peruse this journal for articles in this field. How do you do it? 

From the library homepage, under the research tab, select the link, Journals A-Z. Type in the title of the journal. Type in Cornell Hospitality Quarterly as the name of the publication has changed since 2007. The current subscription appears to be accessible from the Sage database. 

Other useful databases include: 

ProQuest is similar to EBSCOhost in its coverage of magazines, journals, and newspapers. However, Proquest has over 13 different databases appropriate to this field. EBSCOhost contains scholarly articles as well as market research reports. Your possible use of them will depend on how your frame your research. The screen shot below will show you how to narrow by market research reports: 

Polls and Surveys

PsycTESTS will help you find valid and reliable tests that have been used in hospitality research surveys. The actual tests are available for your inspiration and use. 

Statista contains statistical information from over 60,000 current topics. 

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