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Welcome to Database of the Week, a feature from the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management & Economics.  These weekly snapshots will give you basic information about our most relevant and beneficial online resources.

This Week’s Featured Database:  Hospitality & Tourism Complete, from EBSCOhost.

Link: www.lib.purdue.edu/libraries/mgmt, under Collections, click on the List of Business Databases.

Description/focus: Hospitality & Tourism Complete covers scholarly research and industry news, extending back to 1965 in some areas.

Start with this hint: Hospitality & Tourism Complete has the basic and advanced search features that are standard in other databases.  Enter a word or short phrase that describes your subject and when the resulting list is displayed, narrow your results with the tools in the column on the left: move the slider on the year bar, or check Academic Journals. You can also do an Advanced Search for additional options. If the full text of an article is not an option, the icon Find It @ Purdue Libraries that appears in the list will lead you to the full text in another database. See here for a short video tutorial on the basics of searching Hospitality & Tourism Complete.

Tags: articles, EBSCO, international news, news, scholarly journals

Why you should know this database:  Hospitality & Tourism Complete is directed towards those in the hospitality field, but the included research of subjects such as entrepreneurship or international businesses may apply to other areas. For example, the Datamonitor Country Reports include analysis of the political, economic, social, technological, legal, and environmental structure of the subject country.

How this database can be integrated into the curriculum: Searching Hospitality & Tourism Complete is simple and gives students fulltext results they can access immediately.

Cost:  Cost: No cost to Purdue University Libraries. Hospitality & Tourism Complete is an Inspire database provided by the state of Indiana.


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