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If you are working from off campus, you will need to log in so you can access all the databases we have licensed for the use of UF students, faculty, and staff only.

You can access our databases or e-books from off-campus in two different ways : the Library Proxy (Option 1) or the Virtual Private Network [VPN] (Option 2). We highly recommend the VPN as a much better, secure connection.


Managing your Research Materials

Your class assignment requires a list of references, or your published article includes a substantial bibliography. Or perhaps you simply do a lot of reading and you want to save references to the good sources you have found for future use or study. Their are some great tools to help you manage your research and we can help you find the right one and learn how to use it.

Some of the classes we offer are listed below. See the schedule and register here.

New RefWorks

In this workshop, you will receive an introduction to the newest version of RefWorks. You will learn how to export citations from the library catalog and journal article databases, and then how to create a bibliography using those citations. You will also see a demo of the Write-N-Cite plug-in for Microsoft Word. Another version of the workshop is aimed at users of the older RefWorks edition; attendees will learn how to transfer their existing files to the new platform.

Introduction to EndNote Basic
This workshop will cover importing citations, organizing and sharing references, and formatting a bibliography using Endnote Basic.

Welcome to the Tourism and Recreation Research Guide

This guide has been developed for researchers in the tourism and recreation fields to help you navigate the University of Florida's Libraries and services, as well as the plethora of scholarly electronic resources available to UF students and faculty.

Please make this a frequent stop for updates and don't hesitate to contact me or any of our helpful library staff at Library West when you need help. Here are a few of the ways you can reach us: . For information on all the UF Libraries, visit

Featured Resource - Statista

Statista - the portal for statistics from 600 industries, globally - try it out!

This is your gateway to statistics for tourism and recreation (or any other industry) in the U.S. or globally. You can get country reports for over 150 countries.

You will find comprehensive dossiers on tourism in any country, downloadable to your computer or device. Lots of graphics make this a good source to quickly gain understanding of industry trends and highlights, outlooks, market studies, and rankings. 

Featured Resource

CAB International (CABI) Database

Travel and tourism is one of the world’s largest industries, representing 9% of total global GDP, 5% of world exports, and supporting one in eleven of all the world's jobs. Travel and tourism is a vital component of economic development and poverty reduction in many of the worlds’ poorest countries.

Since the 1970s, CABI has been covering the global literature in travel, tourism, leisure, recreation, sport, hospitality and culture. CABI offers unique resources supporting research and learning. We collate information not just from specialist journals and books in the leisure and tourism fields, but also all relevant material from CABI’s wider coverage in rural development, health, economics and the environment.

Subject Guide

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Leilani Freund
University Librarian

Library West

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Compendium of Tourism Statistics


The Compendium of Tourism Statistics is issued by the United Nations World Tourism Organization and contains a wealth of data organized by country. Right now, this resource is in the print collection at Library West on the third floor: Call number:  G155.A1T5896  but it has ceased print production this year and will be available in 2019 as an electronic database.

Watch for the Compendium in electronic format - coming soon!

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