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Hospitality Business Management

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Library Catalog

Search IT is the WSU Libraries shared resource discovery service.  With Search IT patrons can 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. 

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; over 600 specialized industries; and 73 industries at the global level..

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

Global Newsstream from ProQuest. 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 than 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.

Internet Links

Industry Data/Statistics 

What's Hot: 2019 Culinary Forecast. National Restaurant Association.

Restaurant Trends in 2018.  Rewards Network.

Restaurant Industry - State Statistics. National Restaurant Association.

Tourism, Hotel and Lodging Survey. Executive Summary.  U.S. Conference of Mayors and American Hotel & Lodging Association.

Economic Impacts of the Hotel industry Across the Country.  American Hotel & Lodging Association.

Travel & Tourism Economic Impact.  United States.  World Travel & Tourism Council.

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

Statistics/Outreach. U.S. National Travel and Tourism Office.

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

Impact of Travel on State Economies. U.S. Travel Association. Highlights of most recent report; no full-text available for free.

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

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

Infographics.World Tourism Organization. (UNWTO)

Other Resources

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

USA Chambers of Commerce.  U.S. Census Bureau.


Industry Associations.  List.  HospitalityNet.

National Restaurant Association.

Washington Hospitality Association.

American Hotel & Lodging Association.

International Franchise Association.

U.S. Travel Association.

World Tourism Organization(UNWTO).

World Travel & Tourism Council.


Electronic Reference Books

Print Reference Books

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