Q. What are the best databases for Leisure Industries?


The following databases are recommended as starting points for your research:

  • Business Source Premier (EBSCO)  a full text business database, covering management, economics, finance, international business & leisure.  It contains journal articles, reports and books. Coverage is from 1886.
  • CAB Direct - Academic research, industry reports, books, journals and news on leisure and tourism policies, sport and recreation, travel and transport, facility management and planning, hospitality, tourism and cultural industries, urban regeneration, community development and Ecotourism, natural resources and the environment.
  • Emerald Business Management and Economics e-books - Contains over 550 volumes from over 70 book series titles and new content is added each year. It offers access to subjects such as strategy, organizational studies, tourism & leisure.
  • Emerald Insight Provides full text journal articles  with subject coverage which spans a spectrum of management disciplines - coverage is from 1898.
  • Management and Organization Studies (CSA) – Includes the full text of 36 journals published by SAGE. It covers such subjects as: Business & Management, Organizations Studies, Management, Strategic Management and Business Policy, Human Resources, Marketing, Sociology, Sociology of Work, Public Policy and Public Administration, Hospitality, Travel and Tourism Management, Industrial Relations.
  • Newsstand - this database contains full text articles from national and international newspapers. Includes full text articles from the Financial Times. See the Skills For Learning blog for details.
  • Science Direct - A leading full-text scientific database offering articles from more than 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and chapters from more than 11,000 books. Coverage is from at least 1995 onwards, although many publications are much earlier.
  • ProQuest Central - ​allows you to search across all the ProQuest databases which contain the full text of thousands of journals, magazines and newspapers across a wide range of subjects.

All these databases may be accessed through the Library's Resources page. 

For more information please see How can I find a subject database?

  • Last Updated Oct 08, 2018
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  • Answered By Sue Barker-Mathews

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