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Hotel Management: Databases

This is a guide to library resources and services available at Shannon College of Hotel Management.

What are databases?

Library databases are collections of resources such as journal articles and conference papers, and also sometimes book chapters and reports. If you are doing a literature search or review they are a key resource to use.


To identify journal articles on a particular topic, you might find it useful to go to an individual database.  A number of the most relevant databases for Hotel Management studies are highlighted here.

Each database will have tutorials, often in video format, on how to get the most out of your use of the resource. 

Hotel Management and Business-specific Scholarship
Interdisciplinary scholarship
Market research
Company information

Spotlight on EBSCOhost

Many of the Library’s subject-specific databases are on the EBSCOhost platform.  This is really handy because if you need to search the literature across multiple disciplines, you can do it all in the one search: Click on the Choose Databases hyperlink above the search box and you’ll see the other subject-specific databases that may be of relevance to your research:

For instance, Hospitality & Tourism Complete indexes the literature related to hospitality.  If you are researching a topic that overlaps with other disciplines such as psychology or environmental sustainability, you may find it useful to search the literature of these disciplines as well.  You can search any or all of these databases individually or concurrently by checking the radio buttons.  The little speech bubbles will give you a description of the content indexed.

Searching the Magazine Literature

There are also some general reference databases on this platform that might be useful.  The main ones for general magazines like Time, The Economist, and BusinessWeek are: