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Hospitality Administration Research Guide

Getting Started | Finding Specific Articles | Hospitality Web Sites | Citing | Research Help

Getting Started Show me how

Use the Library Catalog to identify books that the library has, as well as journal titles, trade magazines and videos about hospitality administration. Books and videos are excellent sources for background information on a topic. The following list are some sources to get you started researching in the field.

Finding Specific Articles Show me how

Have a specific topic in mind? Need help looking for current articles about your topic? If so, an article database is the best option. The library offers many databases that contain articles about the hospitality industry. Databases index articles and in many instances offer the full-text of the article. A current College of DuPage library card is needed to access the databases from off-campus.

Hospitality Web Sites


Hotel/Motel Management

American Institute of Baking (AIB)
Promotes education and research in the science and art of baking, bakery management, allied sciences, food processing sanitation and safety.

American Hotel & Motel Association includes information and links valuable to the Hotel/Motel Management student, especially the Educational Institute (EI) and the American Hotel Foundation (AHF).

Escoffier On Line (EOL)
Web site for chefs, pastry chefs, cooks, culinary educators, food and beverage managers and all food professionals.

Boutique and Lifestyle Lodging Association BLLA is an Association created to be the unifying voice of this distinctive, yet extremely fragmented sector, within the hospitality industry. Its goal is to unite the world's collection of boutique & lifestyle properties and the suppliers that sustain them, offering them the opportunity to successfully compete on a level playing field with major hotel companies.

Foodservice Administration

Charlie Trotter's Restaurant web site offers a look at the philosophy behind this successful Chicago chef owner. Menus with recipes and photographs as well as wine selections are featured.

Restaurant Report is a free weekly e-mail newsletter that includes feature articles, reader feedback, restaurant industry news & links, pointers to other resources, and more, including the Top 100 Hospitality Sites.

Foodservice.com provides market price reports for beef, pork, lamb, poultry, seafood, dairy, produce, canned and frozen food, and others.

Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals (HFTP) the society for financial and MIS professionals in the hospitality industry. This site includes jobs and current issues of the society's publication, The Bottomline.

Hcareers has been the world's #1 job board for the restaurant & hospitality industry as measured by site traffic and the number of jobs and resumes online.

National Restaurant Association includes information and links valuable to the Food Service and Hotel/Motel Management student.

Restaurant Owner a business resource center for independent restaurant owners and operators.

NRN Online The web site for Nation's Restaurant News, the newsweekly of the foodservice industry, offers news stories and features such as Food Trends, Chef Close-Up, and Digital Chef Recipes of the Week.

Need more credible web sites?
Search The Librarian's Index to the Internet


Need help citing what you found? Consult our online examples.

Research Help

Need help picking a topic? Not sure how to get started or find articles? Frustrated with the whole process? Help is here. You can email your questions or consult with a librarian. For more information, call the reference desk (630) 942-3364.

Christine Kickels, Associate Professor and Librarian
(630) 942-2313
Updated December 30, 2004

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