Events management

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Below is a list of resources relevant to Events Management available via the Library. For a list of other useful resources, visit the General Resources webpage.

A bibliographic database covering scholarly research and industry news relating to all areas of hospitality and tourism with coverage going back to the 1965. There is full text for 440 publications including country reports. Hospitality and Tourism Complete is an EBSCOhost database and works in a similar way to Discover. Video tutorial.

MarketLine contains many industry and company profiles and reports, containing among other things: business histories, SWOT analyses, details of key competitors, case studies, and financial deals. User Guide and Video tutorial.

Henry Stewart Business and Management Collection includes over 1100 specially commissioned multimedia lectures, case stories and industry insights by experts from academia and industry.  Quick Start Guide available here.

Sage Premier is a gateway to search and browse 480 electronic journals published by Sage Publishing. Full text articles are available from 1999 to 2016. Video tutorial.

British Standards Online (BSOL) is a database containing approximately 80,000 standards documents. It includes International (ISO) Standards, British (BSI) Standards and European (IEC) Standards. Bibliographic data only for American (ASTM) Standards. To get familiar with this database, click to view the User Guide

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Statista is a searchable database of market and consumer data. It includes statistical data from sources like market researchers, trade organisations, journals and government databases. It contains more than 1,000,000 statistics on more than 80,000 topics from over 22,500 sources and 170 different industries. See Statista's help pages for further information.

General Resources contains a list of major university wide databases and search engines, such as the Library catalogue, Discover, Credo Reference, Newsbank and Scopus. Visit the General Resources page for more information.

Free resources

Below is a list of the top 15 free online resources for Events Management as chosen by your Academic Liaison Librarian.

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The Association of Event Organisers (AEO) is a trade body representing companies which conceive, create, develop or manage trade and consumer events.

The Association of Event Venues (AEV) a trade body representing venues of all size and type both in the UK and internationally.

The Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA) is a trade body representing suppliers of goods and services to the events industry.

The National Outdoor Events Association (NOEA) is dedicated to enhancing professionalism in the outdoor events industry.

The International Live Events Association (ILEA) aims to help event professionals share and improve their industry knowledge. It has over 5,000 members in 53 chapters across the globe.

The International Live Events Association (ILEA) UK chapter brings together event professionals including caterers, event planners, audio-visual suppliers, party and convention coordinators, educators, journalists, and venue managers.

The Society of Event Organisers (SEO) is an organisation for corporate and association event organisers. It is free to join.

The Business Visits & Events Partnership (BVEP) represents trade and professional organisations, government agencies and other significant influencers in the business visits and events sector.

Events are Great Britain is a website promoting the UK as a country in which to host events.

EventScotland aims is to raise Scotland's reputation as the perfect stage for events by supporting and securing a portfolio of events and developing the industry.

Mash Media is a media company in the global events industry, covering every sector of the industry from trade fairs to conferences and outdoor festivals. Mash Media owns three of the biggest event based exhibitions in the UK.

Mash TV is a channel dedicated to the events industry, producing advertorial content for venues, agencies, destinations and more.

Event Job Search advertises a wide range of event jobs, from event management and event organiser through to audio visual and exhibition jobs.

Exhibition News (EN) is a publication dedicated to the UK exhibition industry. Published by Mash Media.

Conference and Meetings World (CMW) is a magazine dedicated to the global conference and meetings industry. It works closely with key associations to publish the latest news and strategic thinking. Published by Mash Media.

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