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Food and Beverage Management

Aroma Therapy

How do I use this library thing?

If you like watching stuff, than you are in luck, because I have created a fabulous audio and visual experience just for you!  While it may not have the same look and feel as the movie theatre experience, you will definitely get your money's worth, and you may learn something along the way. (Honk if you learned something today!)

Get on the fast track to earning your Library Smarts Micro-Credential! (Not a real credential)

Library Collection Intro in Detail

Grab and Go!, Virtually Speaking!

Stepping in it... the library's collections that is!

 

If you somehow missed the MEGA search box (Search the Library Collections), don't worry.

ProTip: Everything begins here: library.centennialcollege.ca

 

You can activate Plan B, and open up the E-Resources tab.

If you think of the Internet as a pile of stuff, the library, on the other hand, is a collection.  We specialize in collecting quality resources for student success.  The E-Resources tab is your gateway to selecting and entering the name of the information resource(s) you need.

There are several points of entry into the collections: Keywords box (Search for Databases), A-Z list, and the School List filter (All Subjects).

 

ProTip: The Keywords box allows you to search for a collection, an information resource.  It is not designed to search within the collection.  Even if you are unsure of the complete database name, try representative keywords, such as “Business.”  You probably won’t be disappointed!

 

Once you select a collection (Business Source Complete, for example) you are almost ready to work!

Not sure what's inside a collection (database)?  Before opening the database, each collection comes with a short description of what you can expect to find. For example:

 

Business Source Complete

Full text business scholarly journals, magazines, country economic data, company profiles, industry information and market research.  Includes full text of the Harvard Business Review, and Datamonitor country, company, and industry reports.

 

Working off-campus, you may be asked to login.  Simple: just use your myCentennial login credentials.

Next box...

Dust the flour off the counter, and crack open the books... I mean articles!

Because many of our journals and magazines are collected together in aggregated databases, adding and mixing several titles and publishers, searching is usually a matter of entering words and phrases that describe your topic, at least in the beginning.

(Begin here, just to get the hang of it!)

You can explore the magic of these selected collections:

Business Source Complete

Sage Premier

Taylor & Francis eJournals

Research Library

Academic Search Premier

Culinary Arts Collection

Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection

Turning up the heat with Title Searching

From time to time, a professor, here and there, may recommend a favorite journal or magazine, suggesting a title that is perfect for your research report!  With over 150 discrete collections within our online library, how will you ever find it?

The short answer is to summon the magazine/journal searching tool, with the obvious name: Journal Search.  This tool directly links to individual magazines/journals within our collection, no matter which database(s) it resides in.

Try it, and see for yourself.

Example: Take a leisurely walk through the issues of the Cornell Hospitality Quarterly

 

Have a look at these:

Food and Beverage Management

Beverage Industry

Cornell Hospitality Quarterly

Food & Hospitality World

International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management

Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research

Journal of Hospitality Marketing and Management

Journal of Service Management

Nation's Restaurant News

Restaurant Business

Restaurant Hospitality

Going Deep, into the Web of Research

The purpose of this guide is to provide a "toe-dip" into the library's collections as they pertain to Food and Beverage Management students.  If you want to walk deeper into the cave of research, check out this other guide:

Food Theory HOSP105 & Theory of Food COOK105

While this guide is "for" these courses, its real purpose is to open up the library to student in new ways, covering journal and magazine discovery and evaluation, search strategies, along with navigating the streamed audio-visual experiences.

To eat...

...and to drink!

Together!

Staying Looped... In!

Dreaming

Career Info!

Looking for:

►career exploration resources

►resume and cover letter advice

►interviewing tips

►career search guidance...

 

Check out my Career Info for Students: keeping ahead of the competition! (guide)

And don't forget: Careers for New Canadians: get in the game!

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