HOST 150: Research Essentials
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.
Try a variety of keywords to find different information sources. Some examples are:
- Best Practices
- Hotel Names (i.e. Ritz)
Helpful Handouts and Tutorials
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
-- 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?