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Hospitality Research:
Human Resources

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Introduction

This guide is designed to help you begin researching topics relating to human resources in the hospitality industry. For more assistance, please Ask a Rosen Librarian.

A printable version of this guide is also available:
Human Resources PDF (37 KB)

Finding Books

Reference Sources
It is often a good idea to begin your research in the following types of sources, which are designed to be consulted for topic overview or for authoritative information. In many cases, they contain vital information that cannot be found anywhere else. A Core resource denotes a core resource.

Title Call Number
Gold Ball Blackwell Encyclopedia of Management Rosen REF HD30.15 .B455 2005
Gold Ball Business: The Ultimate Resource Rosen REF HD38.15 .B878 2006
Gold Ball CVB Compensation and Benefits Survey Rosen REF HD4966.T642 T856 2005
Gold Ball Dictionary of Business Terms Rosen REF HF1001.S348 2009
Gold Ball Dictionary of Human Resource Management Rosen REF HF5549.A23D53 2008
Gold Ball Encyclopedia of American Law Rosen REF KF154 .E528 2002
Core resource Encyclopedia of Management Rosen REF HD30.15 .E49 2000
Core resource Encyclopedic Dictionary of Human Resources Management Rosen REF HF5549 .A23 B58 1997
Gold Ball Human Resources Glossary Rosen REF HF5549 .A23 T73 2004
Gold Ball International Encyclopedia of Hosp. Mgmt. Rosen REF TX905 .I68 2005
Gold Ball Oxford Companion to American Law Rosen REF KF154 .O96 2002
Gold Ball Restaurant Industry Operations Report Rosen REF TX909 .A1 R47
Core resource SAGE Handbook of Hospitality Mangement Rosen REF TX911.3.M27S14 2008
Gold Ball Sources and Methods: Labour Statistics: Employment in the Tourism Industries Rosen REF G155.A1 E47 2008
Core resource Work in America Rosen REF HD8066 .W637 2003

The above list is not comprehensive.  For more assistance in locating appropriate reference materials for human resources topics, Ask a Rosen Librarian.

Browsing
Circulating books relating to human resources in the hospitality industry are generally found in the following call number ranges:

  • TX911.3 P4 (HR in the hospitality industry)
  • HF5549 and HF5381-5389 (general HR topics, interviewing, hiring, etc.)
  • KD - KFs (employment law)
  • G155.5 - G155.7 (travel and tourism careers)
  • TX911.3 V62 (foodservice and lodging careers)

For more information about the location of books, consult the library catalog.

Library Catalog
Through the UCF Library Catalog, you can locate books, journals, audiovisuals, government documents, and other types of materials.  You can search the catalog by Keyword, Author, Title, Subject, and many other ways.

For assistance with searching the UCF Library Catalog, see the Rosen Research Guide on Finding Books, or Ask a Rosen Librarian.

Finding Articles

Browsing Periodicals
The following periodicals are available in print in the library and may contain helpful information about human resources in the hospitality industry. General hospitality/tourism periodicals may also have relevant material on the industry. To find articles on a specific topic, you may need to use one of our databases. A Grad Cap denotes a scholarly (peer-reviewed) source.

 
Grad Cap FIU Hospitality and Tourism Review Grad Cap International Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Administration
Gold ball small Hospitality Law Grad Cap Journal of Human Resources in Hospitality and Tourism
Gold ball small HR Magazine Gold ball small Strategic HR Review
Grad Cap Incentive Gold ball small Travel Weekly

Some hospitality periodicals, such as Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, are moving from print to electronic versions. You can find these and other periodicals online by clicking on Online Journals and typing in the journal title.

Databases
To find articles from journals, magazines, and newspapers about your topic, you may need to use one of UCF's many databases. (Note: if you are off campus, refer to the Off Campus Access page to find out how to access library databases using your UCF ID card.)

To find databases that are typically most useful for the study of hospitality, click on the Database Locator tab on our homepage, and then choose the subject Hospitality. Some useful databases for human resources research include:

  • Hospitality & Tourism Complete: Includes scholarly research and industry news relating to all areas of hospitality and tourism, with coverage from the 1960s to the present.

  • Leisure Tourism Abstracts: Indexes journals from the fields of leisure, recreation, sport, hospitality, tourism, and culture, with coverage from the 1970s to the present.

  • ABI Inform: A general business database that indexes articles on advertising, marketing, economics, human resources, corporate strategies and tactics, management techniques, product information, company histories, and more, with coverage from the early 1900s to to the present.

  • Business Source Premier: A general business database that indexes articles in business, management, economics, finance, banking, investment, and more, with coverage from the 1960s to the present.

  • General BusinessFile ASAP: A general business database that indexes hundreds of business and management journals and newspapers, with coverage from the early 1980s to the present.

For a more detailed overview of how to use our databases, see the Rosen Research Guide titled Finding Articles.

Finding Other Materials

Websites
The Internet is generally not a good place to find scholarly information on human resources in the hospitality industry. However, you may wish to explore the websites listed on our Helpful Websites page.

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A printable version of this guide is also available: Human Resources PDF (37 KB).


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