Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure - Recommended Sources


Listed below are some specialist e-resources that are bought by the University that you may wish to explore. 

There is also a list of useful websites.

Specialist e-resources

This fantastic resource has captured UK terrestrial TV and radio programmes from 1998 onwards for anyone in UK universities to watch for free. You can create playlists and clips to embed in presentations, as well as putting in requests for recording. Look out for all the useful documentaries. (Not available to anyone outside the UK.)

A variety of reference works, including dictionaries, which tutors may well prefer to Wikipedia, and it even tells you how to set out a reference to what you find. Try out the 'Mind Map' option to see how your keyword links to others - useful for essay planning and dissertation work (use the arrow next to Basic Search to get to it).

Key facts and statistics for every country in the world, plus very useful, background essays by country experts covering the contemporary history, politics and economics of each country. There are also background essays on international and regional organisations. The statistics are searchable and let you create comparative charts across countries.

• Linkedin Learning (Lynda.com) not in Discovery 

Copied from the resource description:

LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda .com) is a great online learning and training resource, available free to all students and staff. A University account gives al students and staff access to a library of course on business, creative and technical skills.

There are over 14,000 courses available covering Business, Creative and Technology subjects. Some of the courses will relate directly to your degree course, others offering general skills such as Microsoft Office, SPSS, while others offer business skills for increased employability.

All the courses are available over the web or through the mobile apps and can be studied at your own pace.

Over 240 unlimited access in-depth guides to current and classic research across a range of subject areas. If you can't access something via this site, put the book title into the Portsmouth catalogue instead as we have previously bought some titles via Ebook Central.

TItles for 2018 include: The Routledge Handbook of Festivals

Websites

• GOV.UK 

Use this site to find Government information from departments, publications or statistics. 
H.M. Treasury is particularly useful for publications and statistics.

Also try and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

• Hantsphere 

Use this online local heritage resource to search and explore digitised local studies collections from across Hampshire, including Southampton and Portsmouth.

Essentially a USA site for the hospitality industry, you can find some European market reports here and sign up for a free daily newsletter.

• People 1st 

Free case studies and industry profiles.

National tourism agency website (aimed at industry professionals). Contains useful oversights and statistics.
The public face of the agency (aimed at tourists) can be found here: http://www.visitbritain.com/en/EN/

England's national tourist site for visitors.

Your Subject Team

Hannah Porter

Faculty Librarian

Email: hannah.porter@port.ac.uk

Phone: (023) 9284 3238

Lizzie Wildgoose

Assistant Faculty Librarian

Email: lizzie.wildgoose@port.ac.uk

Phone: (023) 9284 3452

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