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HOST 150: Research Essentials

A Research Guide for students in Hospitality 150: Housekeeping Operations

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Online Searching

Use the Google Search box below to find additional resources. Use search terms that are relevant(ecotourism, sustainable tourism, restaurants, best activities, etc...) along with your destination.

Google Web Search

Try a variety of keywords to find different information sources.  Some examples are: 

  • Best Practices
  • Protocols
  • Hotel Names (i.e. Ritz) 
  • Covid-19
  • Coronavirus
  • Alterations
  • Updates
  • Impact

Article Databases

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Finding a Topic

Finding a topic is one of the most important steps on the research process.  Here are a few pointers and hhelp for finding the right one:

Keywords and Search Strategy

Evaluating Sources


-- When was the information created?
-- Does your topic require updated information?


-- Does the information relate to your paper/project?
-- Is it written at an appropriate level? (not too advanced or elementary)


-- Is the author qualified to write on this subject?
-- Does the URL reveal anything about the author or source?


-- Where does the information come from?
-- Is the information supported by legitimate sources?


-- Why was the site created (advertising, share knowledge, entertainment)?
-- Do the authors make their intentions clear?