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  • my name is matt and I am one of the subject librarians & information advisers based in the team that supports the Faculty Of Organisation and Management here at SHU based in the team that looks after O&M students – located in the Adsetts Learning Centre – or library. Part of our job is to provide help and assistance in using the information resources that are available here in the Learning Centre we work closely with academics in the faculty to teach information sessions just like this one.

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  • Tourism and Events Management Resources at Sheffield Hallam University
  • Today's Session
    • Range of materials available to you at Sheffield Hallam
    • Online resources
    • Search techniques
    • Quality of materials
    • Handouts
    • Tour
  • Resources here at Hallam
    • Books
    • Journals
    • Reports
    • Statistics
  • Library Catalogue
    • Stand up PCs in the Learning Centre
    • or
    • http:// catalogue.shu.ac.uk /
  • Online Resources
    • subject gateways – Intute
    • academic search engines – Google scholar
    • Useful websites
  • Subject Gateway
    • 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
    • Date
    • Language
    • Place
    • Publication type
    • Age groups
    • Type of material e.g. you could just need to find case studies
  • Useful Web Resources (1)
    • World Travel and Tourism Council
      • www.wttc.org
      • includes country reports, sector reports and regional reports
    • World Tourism Organization (WTO)
      • www.world-tourism.org
      • 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
      • http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/index_en.htm
      • go to "Our Policies" on the top left and select "Tourism"
    • Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
      • www.oecd.org
      • Tourism information is available under the transport section
    • World Bank
      • www.worldbank.org
      • 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
  • Help
    • Level 5 Information Desk
    • Help pages on Library Catalogue
    • Your tutors
    • These slides –
    • http://www.slideshare.net/mborg
    • Links for you – http://del.icio.us/shulibrary/sheffield_college