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Managing your Research Materials

Keeping track of your sources is a vitally important part of research. Citation management softwares help you keep track of what articles, books, and journals you are reading, either for class, for research, or for fun. Managing your citations will come in handy when you are writing your bibliographies or when you are looking for an article you read two years ago and want to quote again.

UF provides access to a variety of citation management softwares, which you can compare using the Citation Management Library Guide.

Citation Managers

The first link for each will take you directly to the software and will open in a new tab. 

EndNote Basic | EndNote Basic Library Guide

Mendeley | Mendeley Library Guide

SciWheel | SciWheel Library Guide

Zotero | Zotero Library Guide

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

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. This title has ceased print production this year but is available to us now as an electronic resource.

Please try the Compendium in electronic format!

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