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Hospitality Management

This guide describes useful tools and resources for researching topics in hospitality management.

Spring 2022

Here are the workshops I'm teaching this semester. Register to get a reminder email 1 hour before each event using the links below.

Business Data Workshop

Introduction on using two Library databases, Mergent Online and SimplyAnalytics, to find data for business research projects. 

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Monday, February 7, 12:00-12:50 noon PT, register here

Tuesday, February 8, 12:00-12:50 noon PT, register here


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Photo by T. Zasadzinski (2011).

Welcome! To get started right away, use the links and search boxes on this page.

For tips on how to find books, journals, and database articles, click on the tutorials tab above to view some short and helpful videos.

For information about Hospitality Management at Cal Poly Pomona, please contact the Collins College of Hospitality Management.


Welcome to this research guide! If you are off campus, many of the resources featured here require that you login with your Bronco name and password.

Databases for Hospitality Management

Library Cookbook Collection

Check out cookbooks located on the 3rd floor of the Library. Most cookbooks have call numbers start with TX. Many of the newer cookbooks can be viewed online. Try the search links below to get started.

Need an article we don't have?

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Useful Websites

Web Search Tips

Many online sources are plagiarized or of questionable quality. When using online sources, ask yourself the following questions: Who is the author? What are his/her credentials? What possible biases exist? When was this source published?

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Logo by R. Kedar (1999)

Cite Your Sources using APA Style!

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When creating your project, remember to cite everything you did not write/create/think up on your own, including images/graphs/charts/maps you borrow from online sources. For more info, take a look at the following:

Below are some useful websites to help you format your sources correctly.

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