Chemeketa Community College

Library Resources for Hospitality & Tourism

Online Reference Books

The International Encyclopedia of Hospitality Management is published by Elsevier and is available in the Gale Virtual Reference Library. If you are accessing this resource from off campus you will need your My Chemeketa user name and six-digit password as a login.

See also the databases Infotrac Hospitality, Tourism, & Leisure Collection and Business & Company Resource Center, which contain reference books, below.

Periodical Databases

Periodical databases let you find articles on a specific subject in magazines, newspapers, and trade journals.

To access databases such as the Gale databases listed below, go to Library's Online Databases - If using databases from off campus, you will need your My Chemeketa user name and password.

A guide to using the Gale databases may be found at


Academic OneFile [Gale]
For scholarly journals on a variety of topics.
General OneFile [Gale]
The best source for popular periodicals, news magazines, and tourist information..


Business Insights: EssentialsIncludes overseas companies [Gale]
Index to thousands of journals covering business, management, economics, finance, banking, and accounting, often in full text. Also contains detailed company and industry profiles; to access them, search on a company name and then click the "Company Profiles" tab. First choiceAlso has information from many Gale business-reference books.
InfoTrac Culinary Arts Collection
Covers major cooking, nutrition, restaurant, and food industry magazines and journals from 1980 to present.
First choiceInfotrac Hospitality, Tourism, & Leisure Collection [Gale]
This collection of more than 800 journals and 29 subject specific Delmar reference books provide well-rounded coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism fields.
LexisNexis AcademicIncludes overseas companies
Click on the "Business" tab to search. If using this database from off campus, you will need your My Chemeketa user name and password.


First choiceLexisNexis AcademicIncludes overseas companies
In addition to financials and directory information (above, under Directories) LexisNexis lets you search for business news. Click on the "News" tab. Then click "Business News Publications" in the pulldown Source list. Type the name of the company in the "Search Terms" list and click Search.
The full text of the Oregonian staff-written articles from 1987 to the present.

Supplementary Databases

Additional databases are found on Chemeketa's databases page under Supplementary Online Databases -

Professional Associations, Trade Publications, Etc.

Sources for Names of Professional Organizations and Titles of Periodicals

Finding Library Materials

Within the college district    Outside the college district

Within the college district

If you live in Marion, Polk, or Yamhill Counties (Oregon), you can use the Chemeketa Cooperative Regional Library System. In addition to the books in the Chemeketa College Library, the catalog also contains the collections of the 17 public libraries located in the regional library district. You can return our books to any public library in the CCRLS system.

To check out books from a CCRLS library you need a Chemeketa student I.D. card or a CCRLS public library card. Please contact the Bookstore in Building 1 for a student I.D. card. Bring your new ID to the library, next door in Building 9, so that we can enter your barcode into the system. After that, you will be able to use your I.D. card as a library card.

If the book you want is at another library in the system, it can be sent to one convenient for you.

picture of catalog search page

To search in all libraries in the system at the same time, make sure that you choose "All CCRLS libraries" from the menu of library names.

Instructions for using the catalog and for requesting material are to be found on the Chemeketa Community College Library catalog page.

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If the material you want is not in your local library, you can click the "Summit" button in the library catalog, or search Summit directly. Chemeketa students taking at least one credit hour and Chemeketa employees may request items in Summit and have them sent to Chemeketa, or they may set up a Visiting Patron account. For help with Summit requests, please contact the reference desk at 503-399-5231 or

If you do not find what you need in Summit, ask your local librarian to request an interlibrary loan. That way the book you need can be sent from Chemeketa or another library for you to check out and use locally.

Skip to information on subject terms in library catalogs

Outside the college district

If you live outside the college district, but in Oregon or Washington, you can search in the Summit Catalog. Chemeketa employees and students taking at least one credit hour may request items in Summit and have them sent to a Summit library where thay have set up a Visiting Patron account. For help with Summit requests, please contact the reference desk at 503-399-5231 or

If you do not live near a Summit library, you can search your local library catalog, or you can search in that of Chemeketa, Summit, or another library to find material you need. You will find all these options on the catalog page. If the material you want is not in your local library, ask your local librarian to request an interlibrary loan. That way the book you need can be sent from Chemeketa or another library for you to check out and use locally. A four-page guide to library research services for distant students contains more information on interlibrary loan.

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Some Subject terms used in library catalogs

Here are some subject terms used by libraries to describe topics in hospitality and tourism:

          Hospitality industry
               Bars (drinking establishments)
               Convention facilities
               Food Service
                    Caterers & catering
                    Room service
                    Wine service
                    All-suite hotels
                    Bed and breakfast accomodations
                    Hotel chains
                    Hotel lobbies
                    Nonsmoking accomodations
          Tourist trade
               Cruise lines
               Package tours
               Sightseeing business
               Sports and tourist trade
               Tourist information centers
               Travel agents
               Visitors, foreign
               Visitors' centers
               Air travel
                    Aeronautics, commercial
               Automobile travel
               Bicycle touring
               Bus travel
               Business travel
               International travel regulations
               Ocean travel
               Pets and travel               
               Travel restrictions
               Youth travel programs

Of course there are many more. You can combine travel key words using the key word search in the catalog. Tourism literature about places usually uses the subdivisions description and travel or guidebooks. Use and to combine words:
                Caribbean and guidebooks
                Nepal and description

Other Sources of Information

For information regarding hospitality and tourism, there is a huge amount of information available on the Internet. Here are some a few sources to try.

Internet Resources

American Hotel and Lodging Association
Hot topics, buyer's guide, news, government information, and a career center.
American Society of Travel Agents
A commercial cruise review database.
Destination Marketing Association International
An organization devoted to improving destination-based marketing
The famous guidebook publisher. Tourist information on major destinations through a clickable map.
Hospitality Index
Links to suppliers for all sorts of hotel, food service and related products and services.
A portal for hospitality-industry information. The "Association Update" page provides desriptions and news for many hospitality-related organizations. Also provides industry news, job listings, industry web search, and more.
Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International
National Restaurant Association
Industry news, issues, career information, and more. is a U.S. government site that is a "one-stop shop" for access to recreation-related information about government lands.
Tourism Offices Worldwide Directory
Links to tourism offices for countries and to state tourism sites for the fifty U.S. states.
University of Wisconsin Library Hospitality and Tourism links
A useful collection of resources related to this area.
U.S. Customs traveler information
Travel and customs regulations for U.S. travelers, travel alerts, and more.
U.S. Office of Travel and Tourism Industries
Has market research information,including statistics on U.S. inbound and outbound travel, overseas and Canadian visitors to U.S. cities, etc.
U.S. State Department traveler information
Information for foreign citizens traveling to the U.S.A., and U.S. citizens traveling abroad, including visa, passport, and warnings for dangerous destinations.
World Tourism Organization
The tourism organization of the United Nations.
A University of Sheffield site that gives information in map form. See Transport and Tourism in the A-Z listfor interesting travel and tourism-related information.

Citing sources

There are two main styles used for writing papers and citing sources; they are the styles of the Modern Language Association (MLA) and the American Psychological Association (APA). The current editions of these manuals are:

      American Psychological Association. (2001). Publication manual of the 
            American Psychological Association (5th ed).  Washington, D.C.: 
      Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA Handbook For Writers Of Research Papers. 6th ed.
             New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2003.

You will find these in many libraries. Online guides are available at Useful Sites - Writing.

A special guide for citing the electronic resources to which the library subscribes, including Gale databases and netLibrary, is the library's Citing Sources from Online Databases.

Further assistance: Ask for help at the Reference Desk or call Reference at (503) 399-5231. You can also e-mail requests for assistance to, or use the online form on the reference page.

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