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Rosen Research Guides
This guide is designed to help you begin searching for biographical information about leaders in the hospitality industry. For more assistance, please Ask a Rosen Librarian.
A printable version of this guide is
Biographical Information PDF (44 KB)
It is often a good idea to begin your research in the following types of sources, which are designed to be consulted for overviews or for authoritative information. In many cases, they contain vital information that cannot be found anywhere else. A denotes a core resource.
|African-American Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs||Rosen REF HC102.5.A2 K73 2004|
|Business: The Ultimate Resource||Rosen REF HD38.15 .B878 2006|
|Culinary Biographies||Rosen REF TX649.A1 C85 2006|
|Disney: A to Z||Rosen REF REF PN1999.W27 S6 2006|
|Encyclopedia of African American Business||Rosen HD2358.5.U6 E53 2006|
|Encyclopedia of American Business History||Rosen REF HF3021 .G44 2006|
|Encyclopedia of American Women in Business||Rosen REF HD6054.4.U6 K753 2005|
|Encyclopedia of Leadership||Rosen REF HD57.7 .E53 2004|
|Icons of Business||Rosen REF HC102.5.A2 D74 2007|
|International Directory of Business Biographies||Rosen REF HC29.I57 2005|
|Movers and Shakers: The 100 Most Influential Figures in Modern Business||Rosen REF HC29.M68 2003|
|Oxford Companion to Wine||Rosen REF TP548 .O76 2006|
|Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives||Rosen REF CT213 .S37|
The above list is not comprehensive and more information may be covered in sources listed on the Rosen Research Guide about Company Information. For more assistance in locating appropriate reference materials, please Ask a Rosen Librarian.
For more information about the location of books, consult the 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.
The following periodicals are available in print in the library and may contain helpful information about industry leaders. General hospitality/tourism periodicals may also feature interviews and biographical articles about leaders in this field. To find articles on a specific topic, you may need to use one of our databases. A denotes a scholarly (peer-reviewed) source.
|Attractions Management ("Profile" column)||Intl. Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Adm.|
|BizBash Florida ("Planners of the Year" issue)||Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Education|
|Business Week||Meetings & Conventions ("People" column)|
|Convene||Orlando Business Journal|
|Cruise Industry News||Orlando Sentinel|
|Funworld||Restaurant Hospitality ("Rising Star" column)|
|Harvard Business Review||Wine Enthusiast ("Last Drop" column)|
|Hotel & Motel Management||Wine Spectator|
To find specific articles from journals and magazines, or to find information about a particular person, 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.)
Some useful databases for biographical information include:
For a more detailed overview of how to use our databases, see the Rosen Research Guide titled Finding Articles.
Unless the person you are writing about is a celebrity, detailed biographical information on the Internet can be difficult to find. However, you may wish to explore the websites listed under General Reference on our Helpful Websites page.
Questions? Ask a Rosen Librarian!
A printable version of this guide is also available: Biographical Information PDF (44 KB)
Rosen Research Guides | Hospitality Research: Biographical Information
Last updated February 03, 2012 1:12:28 PM