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Tourism and Hospitality

This guide contains resources that may be of use to students and faculty researching Tourism related topics. such as databases, encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks and government sources

What Are Reference Works and How are They Useful?

How does one use reference works and 
what is their value?

Use reference books or background sources to get quick specific facts or information or an overview of a subject. Some examples of reference sources are: dictionaries, encyclopedias, bibliographies, almanacs, directories, atlases, and handbooks. These can be online or in print  Reference tools can therefore be used to clear up the a writer's understanding of a topic and its concepts.


Dictionaries and Glossaries


Guides and Directories