Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management: TOUR 1001: Understanding Travel & Tourism

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1. TOUR 1001: Understanding Travel & Tourism

This guide was created to assist you with

  • Assignment 1: Portfolio
  • Assignment  2: Analysis of a Destination - Iceland

Refer to your course outline for a detailed description of the assignment. 

2. Plan your search

Typing your question into Google or the Library collection is not the best way to search.

Mapping out your search can be a good place to start:

  • Identify the key concepts in the assignment question - are there any synonyms you could use?
  • Remove task words from your assignment question
  • Use the course readings or reliable websites to understand your topic
  • Think about what types of information you need - which parts of your argument need references as supporting evidence?
  • Explore relevant theories that might apply to your topic
  • Check the assignment requirements - do you need to use recent information?

3. Finding information

The Library Collection can be a useful starting point in locating academic references. It is like a search engine which searches across the Library’s collection of print and electronic books, DVDs, journals and theses, together with journal and newspaper articles from numerous databases.

To do a search, try using

  • double quotes for phrases
  • truncation* to find the plural and other forms of a word
  • connect using AND, OR and NOT

Iceland

At the results list you can:

  • Limit to articles from Peer Reviewed publications 
  • Limit by Date eg 2017 to 2021
  • See the full text for many items by selecting the title, then look for the Online link
  • See Ask the Library for additional searching tips.

Business Source Ultimate provides information covering all areas of business including accounting and finance; banking; finance and insurance; construction; computer science; economics and more. Includes country economic reports as well as detailed company profiles.

This is an example of an Advanced Search using Business Source Ultimate.

 

You can limit your search by date range and to Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals from the box on the left hand side of the results screen.

Google Scholar Scholar searches only within academic or scholarly sites, rather than over the whole internet like a regular Google Search. For more information on using Google Scholar, have a look at our Searching for your Literature Review Guide.

By accessing Google Scholar from within the library website, you will be able link directly to articles that the Library has access to by clicking on the Full-text at UniSA link.

4. Assessment 1: Portfolio

Assessment 1 gives students an opportunity to develop a portfolio, with focus on learning reflection. Watch the video below for an overview of a learning portfolio:

The following resources may also be useful:

5. Assessment 1: Reflective Writing

If you are not familiar with reflective writing as an assignment task, this video and the resources below it may assist you in understanding what is required.

6. Assessment 2: Destination Iceland

Explore how Iceland is promoted as a tourist destination while also exploring academic resources:

 Explore Iceland's own travel website

 The Telegraph: Iceland Travel Guide

 Take a look at tour companies such as Trafalgar or Intrepid Travel

 And library databases such as Statista and WARC, using keywords like Iceland and tourism.

  • Statista is the leading statistics portal for market data, market research, and market studies.
  • WARC is is useful to find articles, case studies, and research on industry and consumer trends.

6. Consult your textbook

Referencing support

Referencing Roadmap (Harvard)
Need help referencing? Follow the roadmap!

Referencing Roadmap (Harvard)
Help with the Harvard UniSA referencing style. Find in text-citations and reference examples, from different sources such as articles, books & chapters, websites, and more.

Other referencing support tools:

  • Referencing forum
    Discuss referencing, exchange advice and post questions and answers about referencing (facilitated by Student Engagement Unit).
  • What do you do with all those references you have found?

    Use a bibliographic management software to store, organise and cite your references. The Library supports the bibliographic management tool EndNote. There are also many free systems available.