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.
  • Hospitality & Tourism Complete Hospitality and Tourism Complete covers scholarly research and industry news relating to all areas of hospitality and tourism. There is full text for more than 480 publications, including periodicals, company and country reports, and books. Subject areas covered include demographics and statistics, development and investment, hotel management and administrative practices, leisure and business travel, market trends, technology and more. Coverage is from 1965.
  • 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.
  • Nexis Business & News - 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.‚Äč
  • SPORTDiscus (EBSCO) – Indexes and abstracts information on: sports medicine, exercise physiology, biomechanics, psychology, training techniques, coaching, physical education, etc.

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 Jun 14, 2016
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  • Answered By Sue Barker-Mathews

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