Academic journals are periodicals that contain articles written for a particular field of study. They can also be referred to as scholarly, scientific or peer reviewed journals. Academic journals are important sources of information and are great sources to use in your assessments.
Articles in academic journals are usually peer-reviewed meaning they go through a rigorous reviewing process before they are published where the work of researchers is scrutinised and validated by others in their discipline. Due to this process, academic journal articles are regarded as being more credible than articles from popular or trade journals and magazines.
Use the search box below to search for articles through the University Library Catalogue:
You can also use the 'Advanced Search' option to filter your results to journals and articles as follows:
Below are step-by-step instructions with screenshots for using the Library Catalogue to search for journal articles:
You may want to search for journal articles within a specific journal. To do so, you will need to locate the specific journal. You can search for a specific journal as follows:
Below are step-by-step instructions with screenshots for searching for a specific journal:
Library databases are online collections of resources such as journal articles, conference papers, and also sometimes book chapters and reports. If you are doing a literature search or review they are a key resource to use.
Databases are a great way to access journal articles on a particular topic and can be searched through individually. A number of the most relevant databases for Hotel Management Studies are highlighted in the sections below.
You can access any of the Library databases in the following ways:
When you are searching in a database for journal articles you can do so by using subject headings or keywords, the title, author or journal name.
TIP: To learn more about how to use a particular database, most databases will have online tutorials, usually in video format, to teach you how to get the best out of the resource.
Hospitality & Tourism Complete
Business Source Complete
SAGE Journals Online
Taylor & Francis
|OmniFile Full Text Mega Edition™ (H.W. Wilson):
Contains a wealth of essential material for learning in a single, easily-searched database, providing invaluable support for research in all core undergraduate subjects and cross-disciplinary work.
Is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. Delivering a comprehensive overview of the world's research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities, Scopus features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research.
|Web of Science:
The ISI Web of Knowledge hosts the Web of Science BIOSIS Previews (1980-2009) & Medline. It also hosts Scientific WebPlus search engine and several of ISI's analytical tools. These include: Journal Citation Reports and Essential Science Indicators.
Wiley Online Library:
Law uses a broad range of databases to supplement and where appropriate replace printed materials.
The legal databases broadly offer access to:
The most popular Law databases are:
Is our main Irish Law database containing caselaw journals and legislation.
This caselaw database contains the Irish Reports from 1839-. It contains the (UK)Law Reports (the Appeals Cases, Kings/Queens Bench, Chancery, Probate/Family) from 1865-. The European Court of Justice reports are also available. Funded by IREL.
|Westlaw (UK & International):
Provides superb access to UK European and International Law. All the main UK law reports are covered including European Court of Justice and European Court of Human Rights. 100s of journals available in UK and International Law. Limited Irish coverage except for Legal Journals Index.
Is the Law Interface for LexisNexis Professional. Contains case reports journals legal citators from Ireland UK European Union and around the world. Use the browse tab to search for particular resources such as Irish Reports international journals etc.
A comprehensive collection of over 900 legal research journals. Also includes World Trials Library and Foreign and Foreign & International Law Resources Database.
|Oxford Bibliographies International Law:
Provides faculty and students alike with a seamless pathway to the most accurate and reliable resources for a variety of academic topics. Every article in this database is an authoritative guide to the current scholarship, written and reviewed by academic experts, with original commentary and annotations.
TIP: Depending on the publishers these databases will focus on Irish or UK or International Sources. It is only through practice and experience that you will get used to the different content and facilities that the databases provide.
Access a full-list of the Library's databases here - A-Z Databases.
You can also access academic journal articles through Google Scholar - try the search box below:
Access Articles Available in the Library Collection
On the Google Scholar results page, if a journal article is available in the Library's collection, there will be a link to the article as illustrated below:
Google Scholar Button
You can add the Google Scholar button to your browser for quick and easy access. Simply search for 'Google Scholar Button' and follow the instructions to add the extension to your browser.
For more details about using Google Scholar see the Finding Databases Guide.
To help you get started finding journal articles regarding Hotel Management, below outlines recommended journal names.
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