Course resource help for Hospitality, Tourism and Events Management
MORE DATABASES: market research, company accounts and news
In addition to the databases above, we also have these databases, which serve specific functions and will be very valuable for particular assignments.
Mintel contains market research reports on the UK consumer with information on consumer lifestyles as well as industry, leisure, retail, travel and tourism reports.
IBISWorld, a database with market information for a wide range of industries. IBISWorld is particularly strong on: heavier industries (mining, agriculture, construction) manufacturing service and entertainment sectors (including tourism and the arts), education and healthcare.
This database contains academic and theoretical articles on management and business, including business strategy and the environment and aspects of quality control. The database provides abstracts from 1969 onwards and the full text of many journal articles is available from 1989.
International news database providing archive of over 12,000 sources from 152 countries in 22 languages. Leading national newspapers, trade and professional journals, the BBC Monitoring Service (transcripts of world radio broadcasts) are all included.
Orbis contains the accounts and other details of over 1.3 million international companies, including the UK. It provides 10 years of financial history information, shareholders, subsidiaries, corporate structures and stock profile data for quoted companies. Patent information is available for over 100,000 companies.
Fame contains the accounts and other details of over 160,000 of the largest active UK and Irish companies. It provides 10 years of financial history information, shareholders, subsidiaries, corporate structures and stock profile data for quoted companies.
GUIDES to using the databases
We have video guides to help you to use our databases.
BOOKS and e-books
Books and e-books can be found through LibrarySearch. To find a book, just type the author, title or subject that you are interested into LibrarySearch.
You might see one or both:
- the campus and shelf reference where a print book can be found
- a green button to view the e-book if we have it in this format
By clicking on a title, you can see more details about the book. You can also place a 'hold' (reservation) for print books if you would prefer to collect it later or have it sent to a more convenient campus.
DISSERTATIONS and theses
Postgraduate dissertations and doctoral theses from recent cohorts of Brookes students can be found on RADAR. Select 'Student research' and then choose eDissertations or eTheses.
Browsing by programme is usually a good way to find relevant pieces of work. Alternatively, you can use the search function and search within the eDissertations or eTheses collections for particular keywords.
For dissertations, you will need to log in using your Brookes credentials and then you will be able to download a PDF. Doctoral theses are open access.
The British Library's EThOS service has a much wider selection of doctoral theses available open access.
USEFUL WEBSITES for Hospitality and Tourism
Beyond the library resources, there are lots of useful websites with news and information about the Hospitality and Tourism industries. Here are a few of the best that we have selected.
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