Hospitality Subject Guide
guides are designed to help students begin the research process,
find reputable sources, and save time.
the Library Catalog for Books & Other Materials
To locate books
and other materials in CCSF Libraries, select the Library
Catalog from the Library's Homepage. You will notice
many ways to search, such as Title, Author, Subject, Subject Keyword,
Examples of Subject searches include: hospitality; lodging; accommodations;
hotels; hotel management; ecotourism; and caterers and catering.
include books, sample tests, class notes, and other items that instructors
put at the library for class use. The check out time is shorter
than regular circulating books.
To search for
a book on reserve in the Library
Catalog, select either Reserves
by Course or Reserves by Instructor.
When you have
located the materials, write down the Call Number and Title and
present this to a staff person at the Circulation Desk.
the Library Collection
the Library are shelved by call number according to the Library
of Congress classification system. Books are arranged on
the shelves by subject.
Statler Library located in the Statler Wing of Smith
Hall is a campus library specializing in hospitality and culinary
areas in the collection to find materials on hospitality include:
CALL NUMBER RANGE
Industry and Trade
|| TX 901-946
and TX 945
Key Reference Sources
provide background information and overviews on a given topic. Some
relevant reference books in culinary arts include:
and Travel Index
Alice Statler Library Ref. TX 907 A143 received quarterly
International index to accommodations world-wide; gives prices,
discounts, conference facilities, telephone information and currencies.
Pertaining to the California Innkeeper
Alice Statler Library Ref. KFC 446 H6 A727 2002
Hotel & Lodging Association publishes this useful reference
book, which covers everything from reservation
contracts; guests' right to privacy; preparation and sales of food;
alcoholic beverages; ADA; obligations of guests' personal property
and much more.
Trends in the Hotel Industry
Ref. 909 A1 H3 1938-current.
This PKF Consulting publication provides statistics for the hotel
and lodging industry. The Alice Statler Library holds the United
States, Northern California, and International editions.
VNR's Encyclopedia of Hospitality and Tourism
Alice Statler Library Ref. TX 905 V57 1993
Covers behaviors, trends, and planning in the hospitality and tourist
industries. More specifically, content includes: hazard analysis,
market feasibility, guest services; safety and security; and laws.
for Articles in Periodical Databases
databases group together journal, magazine, and newspaper articles
by subject. They also usually provide abstracts (brief summaries)
and the full text of the articles. Do you need help identifying
the differences between scholarly
journal v. popular magazine articles?
databases are part of the private, passworded Web, so you
will need to have a current CCSF ID card with a barcode to access
those that CCSF subscribes to. You get the free barcode from the
Library either in person or online.
More information about obtaining a library bar code.
Infotrac is a brand name for several databases with coverage from
1980 to the present. Most useful for hospitality topics are the
InfoTrac Business File ASAP, Academic ASAP, and the OneFile. These
databases let you limit your results to articles only from scholarly
journals by checking the box "Refereed titles."
Provides full text indexing of the Christian Science Monitor,
Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street journal, and
Washington Post -- Time periods vary.
Cornell's Hotel and Restaurant Administration Quarterly
is one of the hospitality
industry's foremost publications. The Quarterly Database includes
indexing for every
issue since 1960. Search by keyword and then locate the journal
article in the Alice Statler Library.
SFPL - Electronic
Resources, Magazines, and Newspapers
San Francisco Public Library subscribes to many periodical and reference
databases. You must have a San Francisco Public
Library card number to access them. Once you have entered
your barcode number, select either the subject - Business.
are some examples of academic/scholarly web sites for nutrition.
If yu use a search engine, such as Google,
remember to evaluate
the quality of the results.
The objective of Hospitality Net is
to provide Hospitality professionals a worldwide communication platform
which serves Hospitality business only, on one single Internet address.
Statler Library Web Resources: Hospitality
A directory of web resources related to the hospitality industry.
Subcategories include: associations, consultants, conventions, eco-tourism,
education, employment, gaming industry, news, nightclubs, scholarships,
statistics, tourism and unions.
Maintained by Price Waterhouse Cooper, this site provides links
to company and industry
news and to public company financial data, as well as ordering information
This great source describes the nature of the work, job outlook,
earnings, training and other job qualifications, job outlook and
related professions. It is a great starting point to learn what
you need to know about a profession. The following jobs relate to
the fashion industry:
Provides listings of job opportunities in hotels, food and beverage
groups, casinos, cruise lines, country clubs, and convention centers.
Allows jobseekers to
post resumes on the Web.
Development & Employment - Alice Statler Library
Find a directory
of sites to look for jobs, post resumes and learn more about working
in the hospitality industry.
Hotel and Lodging Association
This official page of the American Hotel and Lodging Association
provides notices of
conventions and meetings, directory information, and links to legislative
Associations - Alice Statler Library
A listing of
associations related to hospitality and tourism.
Webpages: Techniques to Apply and Questions to Ask
A UC Berkeley - Teaching Library Internet Workshops
Analyzing Information Sources
Developed by Olin-Kroch-Uris Libraries at Cornell University.
and Citing Source
A quick and easy check list to use when determining the quality
of web documents. Prepared by Librarians at CCSF.
help you may contact the Reference Desk by phone at (415)
452-5543 or stop by the East and West reference desks at the Rosenberg
and Citing Information Sources
Electronic Reference Service to CCSF students, faculty, staff and
registered community users. Use this service when you are NOT in
a CCSF library.
and Web Research Workshops
Fifty minute workshops are given throughout the semester on effective
methods in searching for books, articles and information on the
Several useful sources for evaluating the quality of web pages, how
to prepare citations for a "Bibliography" or "Works Cited" list, and
how to avoid plagiarism.
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