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HTR741 Hospitality and Tourism Research Concepts - Literature Reviews

Search tips

When searching Library databases like Proquest One Business, CBCA, Business Source Complete, and others below, try searching using Boolean operators to increase relevant results and reduce less relevant ones. Some sample searches that you can build on:

(youth or students) AND (leisure OR recreation) AND covid-19

"university students" AND (leisure OR recreation)

HTM Scholarly and Professional Articles

How to Search with Boolean Operators

Your keywords are the main concepts or ideas of your paper. 

For example the keywords for a paper on “youth leisure in Canada” would be:

  • Youth
  • leisure
  • Canada

Use synonyms: Often there are multiple ways to express the same concept. For example these synonyms mean essentially the same thing – make sure to use them:

leisure can also be:

  • recreation
  • sport
  • entertainment

Use “AND” and “OR”: By bridging your truncated keywords and synonyms with the capitalized search words “AND” and “OR” (known as Boolean operators), you can search for multiple concepts effectively.