Hospitality and Tourism

About this Guide

This guide presents the resources that librarians consider the most important academic databases to search.  The first three sources are news databases; the ones to follow cover  journal articles on topics relevant to hospitality and  tourism.  Use these databases to discover articles, books, and other literature on your topic.



Academic oneFile




Web of Science



Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage (for industry reports)

Pardee Management Library (then to  Industry Survey Locator)



Representative subject headings for locating books include the following:

  • Hospitality
  • Hospitality Industry – Management
  • Tourism
  • Sustainable tourism
  • Sustainable urban development
  • Ecotourism
  • Hotels
  • Hotel Management
  • Restaurant
  • Internet
  • Personnel Management
  • Food habits
  • Recreation
  • Travel
  • Motel Management

Discovering our print books and eBooks can be done through the main Search, taking a 2nd step by glancing at the left side of the page for the different ‘refinements’.  Additionally, for more comprehensive literature reviews, one can go beyond what BU already owns by using .


For online journals, go to the BU Libraries homepage and down to eJournals.  Type in the word “tourism” or “hospitality”  and your results will include a large selection of journals that we subscribe to via different databases.  The years of coverage are listed along with the titles.  The names vary from Hospitality to Hospitality & Society; and Tourism to Tourist Attractions & Parks