What does Leisure Tourism Database offer?
Subscribers can find the latest published research in a database containing over 100,000 abstracts from over 30 years of research.. This information is sourced from over 6,000 serial publications and thousands of other documents, including all the core tourism and leisure journals. Leisure Tourism Database is the enhanced online version of Leisure, Tourism and Recreation Abstracts: the abstract database available in print. Additional features of the website include a meeting calendar, weblinks, and thousands of articles on tourism, leisure, recreation, sport, hospitality, and culture, most of which contain links to database records and/or external sources of additional information. For more information, see also our Video Tutorial.
Total Number of Records on database: 112,500 (April 2011)
Records added to the database each year: 6000+
Update frequency (Internet): weekly
Backfile (Internet): to 1973
Print journal frequency: monthly
The Leisure Tourism Database contains extensive information from the leisure, recreation, sport, hospitality, tourism and culture sectors, including:
o Travel, tourism and hospitality o Leisure and recreation o Sport o Arts, entertainment and cultural heritage o Natural environment and urban regeneration
For detailed information on coverage, please see the Subject Coverage page.
Perfecting the art of searching
All records are indexed using a controlled vocabulary (CAB Thesaurus) making searching both easier and more thorough
CABICODES, or advanced search facilities make each search more targeted and more effective
For links to helpfiles giving more information on how to search the database, see the Database Guide.
A gateway to full-text
Who is using the database?
o Researchers working in academic and corporate organizations o Students o Teachers and trainers o Consultants and advisors o Industry professionals o Decision makers in Associations and Government Departments
This is what some of our current users have said:
"Having not used your database for a while I did a search this morning and have been pleasantly surprised - a good number of relevant results came up - so I will be making this my first port of call again for leisure and tourism queries!"
Manjeev Dhillon Subject Librarian (Leisure and Tourism), Birmingham College of Food and Tourism, UK
"I am now using leisuretourism.com for my own teaching and research on an almost daily basis. I continue to be impressed both with the quality of the contents and with the sheer volume of materials now included"
Dr Brian Garrod, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK
"Global tourism headlines address the key issues in the industry. More indepth features on subjects such as ecotourism are fruitful research tools for travel and leisure students". Review by the BBC Learning for Adults website
"...valuable to academic libraries with hospitality or receration programmes...Recommended"
J.C Tucker, University of Nevada, USA in CHOICE October 2008, Vol. 46, No.2
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