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Hotel, Tourism, and Events Management

Your starting point for research and study in the area of hotel and tourism management.

Welcome to the Online Guide for SHTM students!

Feel free to explore the following topics from this subject guide:

Find Journal Articles
Tips to find peer-reviewed journal articles from OneSearch, Google Scholar and databases.

Find Data & Statistics
Introduce useful data and statistics sources for research and assignment purposes. 
Find Books

Tips to find e-books and print books from OneSearch and HKALL.

Find Course Resource Lists
Tips to find course resource lists for SHTM courses.
Find Exam Papers

Tips to find past papers from SHTM and other disciplines.

Find Theses & Dissertations

Tips to find dissertations and theses from OneSearch and other databases.

Find References & Handbooks
Recommended references, encyclopedias and dictionaries in tourism, hospitality, event management, wine studies, and food & beverage.
Find Online Tools

Introduce useful online tools like online references, image sources, statistics, writing aids, citation tools & research data tools.

Search Tips

Tips on searching skills like using boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT), exact phrase, truncation, wildcard, and citation chaining.

Build a Search Statement

A step-by-step guide to build an effective search statement with examples.

Find Newspapers

Tips to find news & newspapers via databases and OneSearch.

Find Magazines

Provide a list of recommended magazines and tips to find magazines from OneSearch.

Know Your Privileges

Share information like privileges for undergraduate & postgraduate students, Library Card, Login, myRecord, and iBooking.

Citation Style

Share basic knowledge in citation & citation style, built-in citation generators, reference management tools, and APA style examples.

Conduct a Literature Review

Learn how to select & evaluate sources, search literature effectively, and read articles strategically.

Library News & Publications

Provide links for Library Newsletter, e-Bulletin (for SHTM), and Library News and Events.

Library Workshops

The library conducts both face-to-face workshops and online courses to help build up essential skills to support study and research. Topics cover information searching and evaluation, citing references, and more. 


Online Courses
Self-paced courses on Learn@PolyU for you to learn online.


Face-to-face & Hybrid Workshops
Learn essential information skills through hands-on exercises.

Workshops Handouts and Recordings from Previous Semesters

Consolidates PPT slides, recordings, and related information of completed workshops and webinars.



Why Library Resources?

What's the point to use library resources if we can google everything in the world? Let's explore it from this video, created by the NEIU Libraries.