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Restaurant Industry Forecast. National Restaurant Association.

Restaurant Industry - State Statistics. National Restaurant Association.

Restaurant Industry Operations Report.  National Restaurant Association.

Lodging Survey. American Hotel & Lodging Association.

Lodging Industry Profile. American Hotel & Lodging Association.

Data and Statistics. U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Statistics/Outreach. U.S. Office of Travel and Tourism Industries.

U.S. Travel Answer Sheet. U.S. Travel Association.

International Travel Statistics. U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

World Bank Data.  Search tourism or international tourism in upper right search box.

Research - World Travel & Tourism Council.

Facts & Figures. World Tourism Organization. (UNWTO)

Other Resources

U.S. State Tourism Offices. University of Texas at Austin.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Directory.

American FactFinder.  Community Facts.  U.S. Census Bureau.


Industry Associations.  List.  HospitalityNet.

National Restaurant Association.

Washington Restaurant Association.

American Hotel & Lodging Association.

Washington Lodging Association.

U.S. Travel Association.

World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

World Travel & Tourism Council.


Library Catalog

Search IT is the WSU Libraries new shared resource discovery service.  With Search IT patrons can now use a single search box to find journals, books, articles, media, and digitized collections. They can also access some 9 million titles and 26 million resources from 36 other higher education institutions.  Search IT replaces WSU WorldCat.

Databases, Indexes, Specialized Resources

Business Source Complete. A definitive scholarly business database, providing an extensive collection of bibliographic and full text content. As part of the comprehensive coverage offered by this database, indexing and abstracts are provided for the most important scholarly business journals back to the early 20th Century.

EconLit. Provides citations and abstracts to journal articles, working papers, and books dealing with gambling, recreation, tourism, and economic aspects of hotel and restaurant operations, as well as all areas of economics.

PsycINFO. An index with summaries of citations to articles in over 1,300 psychology research journals. Articles date from 1806 - present.

Sociological Abstracts. Citations with abstracts to articles on all aspects of sociology, social work, and other social sciences since 1963.

IBISWorld.  Industry research reports for over 700 U.S. industries, at the 5-digit NAICS.

Lexis Nexis AcademicProvides company information and full-text articles from thousands of news, business, and trade publications.

ProQuest Newstand. Full text of 300+ U.S. and international news sources. Includes coverage of 150+ major U.S. and international newspapers

International Directory of Company Histories.  Provides in depth and up-to-date company history information for United States owned and international companies.

Academic Search Complete.  A comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more tha 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals and indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 other journals.      

eStatement Studies.  RMA.  Covers approximately 350 U.S. industries.  Nineteen of the most widely used ratios in the financial services industry accompany the balance sheet  and income statement information, including various types of liquidity, coverage, leverage, and operating ratios.  Gives both current and historical data, arranged by NAICS code.

Electronic Reference Books

Print Reference Books

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