This guide lists sources of information for the hospitality industry. It is not inclusive, but is meant to provide a starting place when you are looking for information. For additional information, please talk with a librarian.

Locating Books

Use Minerva, the library's online catalog, to search for books owned by the library. To search Minerva, click on Finding Books and then Go to Minerva. Typical subject headings to search under include: Hospitality industry; Tourist trade; Food service; Hotel management; Catering establishments; Hotels, Taverns, etc. Also, try combining the term Hospitality with other terms to narrow your search results. For browsing purposes, the call number ranges for the majority of hospitality and tourist trade books are: TX 901 – TX 953 and GV 155.

Locating Journal Articles

Click on Finding Articles. Scroll down and click on Go to Online Resources and Journal Indexes. To find articles in journals, choose an index or resource from the alphabetical list. Or, click on one of the subject areas to see only the indexes and resources appropriate for that subject. A few of the appropriate ones for hospitality topics are listed below. You will then have to check our List of Journal Subscriptions to see if Sawyer Library owns the journal an article is in. The list may be accessed from the library's Finding Articles page. Printed copies are also available.

Hospitality and Tourism Complete
Scholarly research and industry news relating to all areas of hospitality and tourism. There is full text for more and 330 publications.

Business Source Premier
An index of articles from more than 1000 journals covering business, management, economics, finance, banking, accounting and much more. It includes the full text of many articles. Searches may be limited to only peer reviewed articles. (Off-campus access: last name & library barcode number preceded by HUS)

A collection of approximately 40 bibliographic and full-text databases. *Searches may be limited to articles found only in journals owned by the Sawyer Library. It includes the following indexes that are most appropriate for hospitality:

A bibliographic index to articles from nearly 12,500 journals.

A full-text database of financial reports on publicly owned companies.

Periodical Abstracts
A bibliographic index to articles from more than 1,500 leading general and academic journals.

Readers' Guide Abstracts
A bibliographic index to articles from popular magazines.

Wilson Business Abstracts
A bibliographic index to articles from more than 345 leading business journals.

A full-text database of financial reports on companies worldwide.

Some of the journals owned by Sawyer Library in the hospitality area include:

Business Week
Cornell Hotel & Restaurant Administration Quarterly
Hotel & Motel Management
Human Resource Management
Journal of Small Business Management
Journal of Hospitality & Leisure Marketing
Lodging Hospitality

Other Resources

World Chamber of Commerce Directory [Ref. HF 294 W75]

Annual Reports [Vertical File Cabinets] – 1996 & 1997 reports for specific hotels, franchises, etc.

World Wide Web Sites

Hospitality Web Index [ ]
Links to hotel & restaurant companies, equipment, associations, education, publications, and more for the hospitality professional.