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HM 112: Introduction to the Hospitality Industry
Instructor: Leslie Cory-Milligan

Library Resource Guide

Sources for Locating Magazine, Journal, & Newspaper Articles

OneSearch is a search engine that includes millions of full text articles, and books found in Olson Library's collection.

OneSearch automatically puts AND between your search terms. Put phrases in quotation marks for more precise results. Example: "brussels belgium" and travel

Sources for Video Clips

Films on Demand

TED (Ideas Worth Spreading)


The Search Engine List (Video Search) An extensive list of video search tools.

Sources for Books, Videos, & Government Documents

NMU Library Catalog
Search the library catalog to find books and other library materials.  When searching the library catalog, use the keywords "travel" or "description" or "guidebooks" along with your destination. Remember to search for broader locations if you can't locate enough information on your destination (e.g. mexico for cancun, etc.).

Peter White Public Library (PWPL) Catalog
Holdings of the Peter White Public Library. Contains a variety of sources dealing with travel including numerous videos. Use the same keywords as listed above. Note: In order to obtain a library card at the PWPL you must live in Marquette or a few of the surrounding townships. Present valid identification (drivers license and/or piece of mail that shows your local address) when applying for a library card.

Internet Sites

Background Notes
These publications, published by the U.S. Department of State, provide information on the people, government, and economy of countries around the world.

The World Factbook
Published by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency this source provides background information on countries of the world. Information includes demography, government, economy, transportation and a number of other topics.

U. S. Department of State
Offers a variety of information for those traveling to foreign destinations. The Travel Information section includes country information, travel alerts, and travel warnings issued by the Dept. of State as well as public announcements, consular information sheets, and visa/passport information.

Travel & Tourism
A collection of nearly 200 web sites related to Travel & Tourism from the folks at ipl2.

Tourism Offices Worldwide Directory
A directory of national/international tourism offices with accompanying web sites.

Travel and Airfare Sites

Travel Guides
U.S. Chambers of Commerce

Citation Guides

APA Style Guide
Examples of how to cite some of the more common sources, including web sites and online articles, according to the most recent edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.  Consult the Manual in the library reference collection for sources not listed at this site.
Reference Collection: BF 76.7 P83

MLA Style Guide
Examples of how to cite some of the more common sources, including web sites and online articles, according to the most recent edition of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. Consult the Handbook in the library Reference Collection for sources not listed at this site.
Reference Collection: LB 2369 .G53

Borrowing Materials from Other Libraries

Interlibrary Loan allows you to obtain materials not owned by the Olson Library. Materials such as books and periodical articles, as well as other sources, can be borrowed from other libraries. The average time to receive requested material is 7-10 days and you will be notified by email when your items arrive. Consult the above link to submit a request and for further details.

Further Assistance

If you need help with any of these resources you can ask for assistance from the library's Reference Desk in person during open hours, through the live chat, or by phone (227-2250). Additionally you can contact Mike Burgmeier, Reference Librarian (227-2187).



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