Here are some awesome books to get you started on your research topic. Please note: E-Books are restricted to current TRU students, staff and faculty.
Other TRU Library research guides to check out:
Library Catalogue and Article Database Search Strategies
Browsing the Stacks: General subject boundaries for tourism
If you want to browse the shelves in the Library for books on tourism-related topics, you will need to know which call number ranges to look for.
Government Documents & Other
British Columbia provincial government publications on tourism: BCTO (Government Documents)
A bibliography (sometimes called a List of Works Cited or Reference List) is a list of publications (books, journal articles, websites, reports etc.) on a particular topic.
An annotated bibliography includes an annotation (summary/evaluation) of each of item.
Depending on the instructions for your particular assignment, your annotations may be required to:
Find More Help
You can control how databases and search engines treat your words to get more relevant results using Boolean operators: AND, OR, NOT
Finding statistics is not easy. There are generally two approaches, which are often used in combination with each other.
Publisher Strategy: identify an organization that would produce and publish such a statistic. Knowledge of government structure, areas of jurisdication and context is key.
Data Strategy: identify a data source from which the statistics were derived.
image credit: Chuck Humphrey, Data Library Coordinator, University of Alberta
Official Statistics: produced by government bodies (such as Statistics Canada) and some international or inter-governmental agencies (such as the U.N.)
Non-Offical Statistics: produced by other bodies, including trade associations, professional organizations, banks, consultants, marketing companies, academic institutions, etc
Surveys: deliberately requested information.
Administrative Records: statistics generated by doing regular business
Trade and Industry associations
These are often great sources for finding administrative stats (see stats definitions to the left). Google your industry or trade and see if there is a related association. Explore their website to find out if they have a "research" section or "publications" section or "statistics" section on their website.