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Tourism and Events Management Resources at Sheffield Hallam University
Range of materials available to you at Sheffield Hallam
Quality of materials
Resources here at Hallam
Stand up PCs in the Learning Centre
http:// catalogue.shu.ac.uk /
subject gateways – Intute
academic search engines – Google scholar
Intute - www.intute.ac.uk
a free online service providing access to high quality web resources for education and research. Created by a network of UK universities and partners - subject specialists and librarians select and evaluate the websites and write high quality descriptions of the resources.
Search Techniques (1) Refining your search
Use and / or / not
Search for words/phrases rather than full sentences
Use wildcards – asterisk or question mark
e.g.; globali*ation will find globalisation and globalization
Use truncation – usually by inserting an asterisk *
e.g.; touris* will find tourist, tourism, tourists,
Use synonyms – words with the same meaning
e.g.; "small business" or "small firms"
Learn from results and refine your search!
Search Techniques (2) Focusing your search
Type of material e.g. you could just need to find case studies
Useful Web Resources (1)
World Travel and Tourism Council
includes country reports, sector reports and regional reports
World Tourism Organization (WTO)
Includes facts and figures, regional activities, documentation centre
(note that detailed WTO statistics are available on Level 4 of Adsetts Library at shelfmark 910.68)
Useful Web Resources (2)
Enterprise and Industry at European Commission website
go to "Our Policies" on the top left and select "Tourism"
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
Tourism information is available under the transport section
Click on Countries at the top of the page, or select documents from the drop down search box and search for tourism
Assess the quality of your Information!
Consider the intended audience ; what is the purpose of producing the information?
Consider the date of publication
Who wrote it; what are their qualifications ?
Is it biased or independent ?
Is the piece based on fact or opinion ?
Is there any proof to back up any claims made in the information?
Consider the geographical location of the author
Level 5 Information Desk
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