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Journal articles will usually be a detailed and objective investigation of a very specific topic and, as a result, may not easy to understand by somebody who does not understand the basics of the topic already - you could try a textbook first before moving on to look for journal articles.
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If you're having trouble finding what you're looking for, try some of our advanced search strategies.
Here are some databases that we recommend for finding articles about Hospitality and Tourism:
A huge database of journal articles, magazine articles, reports, country profiles, industry profiles, and company profiles on all aspects of business including hospitality.
Use these short videos and written guides to learn how to search it: guidance
Not as big as Business Source Complete but more directly just about hospitality. Primarily it contains journal articles and many of them are full-text.
A very large multi-subject database that searches many of the Hospitality and Tourism journal subscriptions. It also searches our books, ebooks, images, and other types of information sources at the same time.
A database of journal articles about management and business. For some articles the database only has abstracts (summaries) but for most it contains the full text.
A mixture of full-text and abstract-only records for journal articles on a wide range of subjects.
The first thing to check is whether or not the journal is peer-reviewed ( 3 minute explanation of peer review). On LibrarySearch, look for the peer-review icon under the article title in your search results. You can also check a journal's website to find out whether it is peer-reviewed.
You can also use journal 'rankings' lists to see which are the most highly regarded journals in your subject.
The Chartered Association of Business Schools Academic Journal Guide is very useful for this. You need to register to view the guide, but it is free. Type in a journal title to see its ranking, or alternatively, where it says 'Show all fields', select Sector Studies from the menu. This will show you some journals focusing on Hospitality and Tourism.