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Hospitality Management and Tourism: Home


UDC's program in hospitality management provides students with the knowledge and skills they need to serve in entry positions in the hospitality industry - the second largest industry in the Washington metropolitan area.

This research guide presents recommended resources for UDC's Hospitality Management and Tourism program. 

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UDC belongs to the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC).

The nine member libraries share circulating materials with each other and have a common library catalog.

You can use the catalog to look for materials in all of the libraries' collections at one time, or you can limit your search to any one of the libraries.

Related Research Guides

The following UDC Library research guides are related to hospitality management and tourism and may provide additional useful resources.

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Help Guides

We have created several Help Guides to help you navigate using library and information resources and tools. These guides are designed to walk you through finding what you need while offering tips, tricks, and other useful information. 

You can see a full list of our subject guides in our Index of Research Guides.

Recommended Databases

Recommended Books

Browse the Stacks

If you want to browse the stacks for books, you can find titles related to this topic in the call number sections below. If you need assistance finding a topic or a specific title, just ask a reference librarian for help.

HB - Economic Theory, Demography

HC - Economic History and Conditions

HF - Commerce

TX - Home Economics

     TX 851-885 - Dining-room service

     TX 901-946.5 - Hospitality industry. Hotels, clubs, restaurants, etc. Food service

     TX 950-953 - Taverns, barrooms, saloons

     TX 955-985 - Building operation and housekeeping


When you search for articles, books, and other information, you need to use keywords. Below is a list of keywords or categories of keywords that could be used in the library databases. You can use this on their own or mix and match them to narrow your results.

  • Customer Service
  • Front Desk
  • Guest Service
  • Hospitality
  • Hospitality Environments
  • Hospitality Industry
  • Hospitality Operations Theory
  • Hotel or Resort
  • Management
  • Property Maintenance
  • Restaurant
  • Retail or Sales
  • ServSafe
  • Tourism
  • Washington DC or District of Columbia