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Rosen Research Guides
This guide is designed to help you begin researching topics relating to the theme park and attraction industry. For more assistance, please Ask a Rosen Librarian.
A printable version of this guide is also
Theme Park PDF (36 KB).
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 denotes a core resource.
|Disney A to Z||Rosen REF PN1999.W27 S6 2006|
|Directory of North Am. Fairs, Festivals, & Expositions||Rosen REF T391 .D57 2005|
|Economic Impact of the Attractions Industry||Rosen REF GV1853.2 .E26 2006|
|Encyclopedia of Leisure and Outdoor Recreation||Rosen REF GV11 .E55 2003|
|Encyclopedia of World's Fairs and Expositions||Rosen REF T395 .F56 2008|
|Florida’s Museums and Cultural Attractions||Rosen REF F309.3 .B365 2008|
|Funparks & Attractions: International Guide||Rosen REF GV1851 .F85 2005|
|IAAPA Address & Telephone Directory||Rosen REF GV1851 .A3 I237|
|International Amusement Industry Buyers Guide||Rosen REF GV1851 .A3 A557 2005|
|Managing Attractions for More Profit||Rosen REF GV1851 .A4 M36|
|Outlook for Travel & Tourism||Rosen REF G155.U6 M273|
|Tourism Works for America||Rosen REF G155 .A2 U52|
|Travel & Tourism Market Research Handbook||Rosen REF G155 .U6 T74|
|Universal/Disney guidebooks (such as Birnbaum's)||Rosen REF GV1853.3 .F62|
|U.S. Amusement Industry Consumer Survey||Rosen REF GV1853.2 .U85 2000|
Circulating books relating to the theme park and attraction industry are generally found in the following call number ranges:
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 the theme park/attraction 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 denotes a scholarly (peer-reviewed) source.
|Attractions Management||Leisure Management|
|InPark Magazine||Tourist Attractions and Parks|
|Journal of Travel Research||Travel & Leisure|
|Journal of Vacation Marketing|
Some hospitality periodicals, such as Amusement Business, 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.
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, click here 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 theme park/attraction research
For a more detailed overview of how to use our databases, see the Rosen Research Guide on Finding Articles.
The Special Collections department at the main UCF Library houses some unique materials related to the study of theme parks, including the papers of Stephen Danks Lodwick (a ride designer) and Harrison "Buzz" Price (a theme park market research analyst). Portions of the Buzz Price papers have been digitized and are available at the Harrison "Buzz" Price Papers homepage.
The Internet is generally not a good place to find scholarly information on the theme park and attraction industry. However, you may wish to explore the websites listed on our Helpful Websites page.
Questions? Ask a Rosen Librarian!
A printable version of this guide is also available: Theme Park PDF (36 KB).
Rosen Research Guides | Hospitality Research: Theme Parks and Attractions
Last updated February 03, 2012 1:12:29 PM