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HOSP210 : Business of Tourism On the Right Track Library Research Skills & Resources Michelle Ward, January 2008 Okanagan College Kelowna, Library www.okanagan.bc.ca/library.

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1 HOSP210 : Business of Tourism On the Right Track Library Research Skills & Resources Michelle Ward, January 2008 Okanagan College Kelowna, Library

2 Strategise ! Defining your topic, Approach identifying Keywords Types of Info needed whose Perspectives Library Website … next step! Library Website Example: Business of Ecotourism ecotourism eco-tourism eco-tours eco-travel eco-friendly travel wilderness tourism nature tourism adventure tourism sustainable tourism / travel alpine / marine ecotourism tourism and environment tourism and sustainability Canada North America British Columbia Okanagan Names of eco-friendly resorts/recreation areas eg. Lake OHara Lodge, Yoho National Park business strategy marketing management economic /social/environment aspects Types of info - case studies trends statistics legislation/ regulation certification best practices Perspectives – researchers (academic, industry, NGO), tourism industry, government, tourism consumers, residents, activists

3 searching Library Catalogue Library Catalogue

4 searching Library Catalogue Keyword Relevance search

5 searching Library Catalogue Downloadable report from catalogue link Request items not held at local campus

6 searching Library Catalogue Subject Browse search

7 searching Library Catalogue

8 Library Website Find Articles Go to Library Website Click Find Articles Select Business & Economics Online ResourcesBusiness & Economics Online Resources Databases Hospitality & Tourism Complete CBCA (Canadian Business & Current Affairs) Complete CPI.Q Canadian Periodical Index Canadian Newsstand Business Source Premier ABI/Inform Academic Search Premier ! try out all those keywords, try different combinations full-text[PDF] Where can I get this … ? ! watch for full-text[PDF] and Where can I get this … ?

9 Find Articles Search in Article Databases for Business

10 Find Articles Hospitality & Tourism Complete database Full Text available online Example 1:

11 Find Articles Example 2: Where can I get this Link to full-text of article in another database

12 Find Articles Where can I get this Article to be obtained from Interlibrary loan Example 3:

13 Find Articles Canadian Newsstand database

14 Reference Resources special In-Library resources: Local Area Files = local newspaper clippings e.g. Kelowna Daily Courier Search Library Voyager Catalogue,Library Voyager Catalogue by keyword relevance with quick limit, local area files or by subject browse and look for location, Kelowna area file Located in cabinets near copiers, folders in alphabetical order by subject Example subject folders – Tourist trade – British Columbia – Okanagan Valley / Kelowna Ecotourism Recreation areas Hotels Resort names eg. Big White Mountain Tip! For other local community papers e.g. Kelowna Capital News, Penticton Western News, Morning Star (Vernon) plus provincial & national papers search & find full-text from 2004 onwards, using Canadian Newsstand databaseCanadian Newsstand

15 Statistics Library Webpage – Research Data & StatisticsResearch Data & Statistics Library licensed access to BC Stats downloadable statistical bulletins

16 Statistics BC Regional Stats and Trend reports

17 Statistics Library licensed access to Statistics Canada downloadable publications

18 Statistics Tourism Statistics websites: Statistics Canada homepage (public access) Statistics Canada homepage Stats by subject Travel & tourism BC Stats (public access) Business & Industry Tourism + links to other tourism statistics sites also use A-Z subject Tourism BC Stats Tourism Sector Monitor reports Canadian Tourism Commission click Research & Statistics Canadian Tourism CommissionResearch & Statistics Tourism BC Research > Tourism indicatorsTourism indicators Provincial tourism statistics; regional research & profiles Example for Thompson-OkanaganThompson-Okanagan

19 Web Sites for Tourism Regulatory / Policy Agencies Canadian Tourism Commission > Research & Statistics > market knowledge, product knowledge, industry research, trends & outlook …Canadian Tourism CommissionResearch & Statistics Parks Canada, Canadian Heritage ….Parks CanadaCanadian Heritage Tourism BC (BC Ministry of Tourism, Sports and the Arts) > researchTourism BC BC Ministry of Tourism, Sports and the Arts) BC 2010 Olympics (BC Ministry of Economic Development) Research Associations Rene Waksbergs Tourism Research links > researchRene Waksbergs Tourism Research links Industry Associations World Travel & Tourism Council > document resource centreWorld Travel & Tourism Council Tourism Industry Association of Canada > issuesTourism Industry Association of Canada Council of Tourism Associations of BC Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance > reportsCanadian Sport Tourism Alliance Aboriginal Tourism Association of BC BC Wilderness Tourism AssociationAboriginal Tourism Association of BCBC Wilderness Tourism Association Others Lonely Planet FodorsLonely PlanetFodors Google Scholar [use with caution – source of scholarly articles]Google Scholar

20 Acknowledge & Cite ! keep Records of your Sources … References Books & chapters in books, videos Authors, book & chapter Titles, Publishers/Producers, Place & Date of Publication/Production … Articles Article authors, titles; Journal/newspaper/magazine Titles Volume, Issue & Page numbers … When sourced in online journals or library databases or websites add: Library Database / Online Journal / Webpage names & urls Retrieval dates

21 Styles for Business Writing APA Style

22 Book Fennell, D. A. (2003). Ecotourism: An introduction. New York: Routledge. Magazine / Journal Article Vlesides, M. (2006). Green Lodges. British Columbia Magazine, 48(3), When Article is retrieved from a Library Database Add : name of Library database accessed and date retrieved Nepal, S. K., & Reid, R. E. (2004). Indigenous ecotourism in central British Columbia. Journal of Ecotourism, 3, Retrieved January 17, 2008, from Hospitality & Tourism Complete database

23 APA Style Web sites Statistics Canada document retrieved from Internet Statistics Canada. (2001). Tourism statistical digest, 2001 (No XIE). Ottawa, Ontario: Author. Retrieved January 17, 2008, from 403-XIE/ XIE.pdf Government / Corporate Websites Tourism British Columbia Research Services (2005, January).Characteristics of the commercial nature-based tourism industry in British Columbia. Victoria, B.C.: Author. Retrieved January 17, 2008, from Based%20Tourism.pdf Based%20Tourism.pdf Green Globe (2006). Home page. Retrieved January 17, 2008, from

24 Help ? come to Library Reference Desk or Ask Us / AskAway ( /chat reference help) from library webpage


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