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Travel, Tourism & Hospitality Subject Guide

Use this guide is a starting point for finding information either from library resources or through selected web sites from the appropriate Subject Internet Gateway. Please select an option below.

Subject Support Liaison Librarian

The library liaison for Humanities is Niamh Walker-Headon BA, MSc LIS, ALAI.

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Find Materials in the Library

  • Use the library online catalogue to check what books, journals, videos, student projects etc. are in the library
  • My Library Account tells you view what items you have on loan, here you can place requests for items on loan to by another user & renew your own loans.
  • The library's Electronic resources provide access to: full text peer reviewed journal articles, abstracts, conferences and standards.
  • The Internet is also a source of information.  To assist you we have selected some web-sites and search portals for your subject area on the Subject Portals. These contain links to Subject Internet Gateways which list preselected links to web pages, so you don't have to do the searching.
If you require assistance, contact your Subject Librarian


Journals for this subject area are available in both print and electronic formats.

Print copies are available in the library journal area to the left of the library entrance

Electronic journals are available:

Relevant Databases & Electronic Resources

are listed on the Humanities Subject Portal the Travel Subject Internet Gateway and the Tourism and Hospitality Subject Internet Gateway.

Useful web sites & Professional Organizations

These are available via the Subject Internet Gateways .

Relevant Class Numbers

Class numbers are used to shelve library items in numerical order. Each number represents a subject. All the books on the same subject should be found together. Normally we will have added the first three letters of the surname of author to the class number, to make them easier to find.

Just follow the signage until you reach the number you require, and then follow the numbers on the spines of the books until you find the book you want.

Topic - Cookery

Class Numbers

Ethics 177.1
Etiquette 395.3
Hotel Industry 338.47
Hotel Industry Law 343.078, 647.94
Hotels, Hostels etc. 647.94
Architecture 728.5
Accounting 657.837
Area Planning 711.557
Hospitality Management 647.94
Customer Relations 658.812
Human Resources 658.3
General Management 658.4
General Marketing 380.1
Accommodation 647.068
Leisure Management 790
Hospitality Marketing 647.068
Public Relations 659.2
Services Marketing 658.803, 384
Service Craft 642.6
Travel 914
Health and Fitness 613
Report Writing 808
German 430
Italian 450
Spanish 460
English 420
Irish/Gaeilge 491.62

Reference Materials

This material is located in the reference section of the library, near the library desk.

This material cannot be removed from the library.


Class Number

Guide to effective consumer marketing for tourism enterprises Reference 338.4971
Dictionary of Travel, Tourism, and Hospitality Reference 338.4971
OAG Gazetteer Reference 338.4971
Encyclopedia of Tourism Reference 338.4971
Dictionaries Reference 400 to Reference 499
The Nutrition and Health Dictionary Reference 613.2
The Foods and Nutrition Encyclopedia Reference 641.03
Wine Appreciation Reference 641.22
Classic Spirits of the World Reference 641.25
Bridgestone Irish Food Guide Reference 641.31
Hotel and Restaurant Guides Reference 641.94
Student Projects Reference 647
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