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TOUR 2005: The Hospitality Experience

1. Assessment 1: Essay

For Assessment one you will need to write an essay based on the topic provided to you. Please see your course outline and course site for the full assessment details including the format requirement for the Essay.

For the Essay you must find a minimum of SIX (6) academic journal articles

This assignment help has been created to assist you in finding academic references to support your essay.

2. Plan your search

Before you start searching you should:

  • Identify the main concepts within your topic or question
  • Think of alternative words or synonyms you could also search for

This video (2 min 26 sec) will guide you through this process.

Learn more about searching with the article (PDF 276 KB) below: 

3. Key terms and alternative concepts

It is a good idea to compile a set of alternative search terms for the key concepts you identify in your question. A table or mind map can be useful for this.

For the example 'Exploring the experience of guest 'privacy' using the Hotel Babylon TV series', the following search terms might be used:

hospitality experience  guest privacy
accommodation experience economy patron privacy
hotel service confidentiality
  assistance client privacy

You can then conduct your searching through combinations of these words:

accommodation AND "experience economy"

hospitality AND experience AND "guest privacy" 

4. What are academic references?

You have been asked to find a minimum of SIX (6) academic references:

Academic references can refer to scholarly sources or peer reviewed (refereed) sources. These can include journal articles, books, book chapters, reports and other sources. To find out more about academic references, look at the resources below:

Tip: When searching in the library collection you can filter your results to show only 'peer reviewed' journals 

5. Find academic references

The Library Collection can be a useful starting point in locating academic references

Sample search: hospitality AND "experience economy"

Use Refine my results on the right hand side to refine your search by:

  •  Peer-reviewed Journals
  •  Publication Date eg 2019 to 2024
  • Resource type such as Books or Articles

Watch this short video to learn about searching in the Library collection:

Google Scholar searches only within academic or scholarly sites, rather than the whole internet like a regular Google search. By accessing Google Scholar from within the library website, you will be able to link directly to articles that the library has access to by clicking on the Full-text at UniSA link.

Library home page showing the Google Scholar tab

Watch the video below to learn more:

Business Source Ultimate is the world's definitive scholarly business database, covering all things business. 

An example search in Business Source Ultimate:

Sample search in Business Source Ultimate: "experience economy" AND hospitality

Tip: Similarly to the library catalogue, you can use the Limit To filters on the left hand side of the database to refine to Peer Reviewed articles and select a Publication Date range.

Emerald: insight is an excellent source of management and business information. All content in Emerald is peer-reviewed.

  • Use the advanced search option
  • Narrow your search by date range

See below for an example search for "experience economy" AND "hospitality"Sample advanced search in Emerald Insight: "experience economy" AND hospitality

6. How to write an essay

Now that you have done your research it is time to put all of your information together.

Study Help is an online hub packed with resources to help with assignments and study skills. Watch the below short video (2 min 27 sec) on essay writing.

Referencing support

Managing your references

What do you do with all those references you have found? Use a bibliographic management software to store, organise and cite your references.

There are many free systems available. The Library supports the bibliographic management tool EndNote. For more information see the EndNote guide.