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      RESOURCES FOR HRIM 271: INTRODUCTION TO HOSPITALITY TECHNOLOGY

                                              Fall Semester 2008

Compiled by: Diane Zabel, Benzak Business Librarian
Email: dxz2@psu.edu or DianeZabel@gmail.com ; Tele: 865-1013


Important URLs:

Schreyer Business Library’s Homepage
http://www.libraries.psu.edu/business/

Business Databases
http://www.libraries.psu.edu/business/online.htm

Databases by Title
http://www.libraries.psu.edu/eres/PSU_azlist.html#azlist
This is a listing of all databases (more than 500 in total) available to Penn State users.

Citation Guides/Style Manuals:
http://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/findmaterials/citationstyles.html

Add the Libraries’ Facebook application: http://apps.facebook.com/psulibrary/

Tracking Tech Trends:

Browse these Web sites to identify current tech trends impacting the hospitality industry:

Hospitality Technology (www.htmagazine.com)

Hospitality Upgrade (www.hospitalityupgrade.com)

Use these databases to obtain recent articles about emerging technologies, as well as articles about
technology applications in the hospitality industry:

ProQuest
This database searches thousands of periodicals in a broad range of subjects. Most articles are available
full-text, many with images (i.e., charts, graphs, tables, photographs).

Lexis Nexis Academic
This full-text database is a good source of business news, company and industry news, and legal news.




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Understanding Technology:

Use these resources for background information on a tech topic or application:

Whatis?com: The Leading IT Encyclopedia and Learning Center ( http://whatis.techtarget.com/)

Safari
Select this database from the Databases by Title list. Safari provides the e-book versions of practical
computing books from several publishers. This e-reference library is useful for researching technical
topics.

Career Resources:

Career Resources
http://www.libraries.psu.edu/business/careers.htm
A pathfinder to print and electronic resources relating to all aspects of the career exploration and job hunt
process.

Major Resource Kits
http://www.udel.edu/CSC/mrk.html
Provides information on many academic majors.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
Reference Collection, Business Library, HD8051.A623 and http://www.bls.gov/oco/
This annual publication profiles hundreds of occupations.

Hoover’s Online
This database provides detailed information about specific companies. Your can also browse by
“Industries” to identify companies within an industry grouping.

Vault Online Career Library
Use this database to get an insider’s perspective on a company. This database provides full-text career and
industry guides, occupation descriptions, and career-related articles.




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