Library resources: Norwegian School of Hotel Management

Here you’ll find links to statistical and market data resources and links to databases where you can find the newest research in hospitality and tourism. The Library can help you search for literature and give you access to research and academic resources useful for students and staff at Hotel Management School.

Published Updated on
Borrow a librarian

Master or PhD student or a researcher at UiS? Borrow a librarian for guidance and help with a literature search.

Book suggestions?

Suggest literature or subscriptions that the library should have in our collection, and we will consider buying it.

Division of Research
Stavanger University Library

Databases and academic sources

The library has academic resources and information relevant for hotel managment and travel, which gives you access to databases, statistics, journals and articles, and market analysis from the travel industry.

Remember to use Remote Access to gain access to our online resources even if you are not on campus.

In Oria you can find an overview over relevant database for finance, management and legal resources.

Some of the databases are open access, but for most of them you’ll need UiS sign in. Use remote access if you are off campus.

Relevant databases:

  • Hospitality & Tourism Complete: Research articles from peer reviewed journals. The database covers scholarly research and industry news relating to all areas of hospitality and tourism, including periodicals, company & country reports, and books.
  • Business Source Complete: Research articles from peer reviewed journals, articles from trade journals and business magazines, case studies, industry reports, market research reports, country reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses, author profiles over the most-cited authors in the database, and more.
  • Emerald Insight: Full text database of journals published by Emerald. Topics include management, library & information services, engineering, applied sciences, and technology.

We have many journals in the library, and you can access our digital journals via Oria, where you can search for journals both by title and ISSN. Use remote access of you are not on campus to gain access to our digital journals.

With Browzine you can easily get an overview of the journals you need, and create your own, virtual bookshelf with the journals you want to read and keep track of.

You can find printed newspapers in the library, mostly in Norwegian.
Retriever (Atekst): Articles in full text from Norwegian newspapers and magazines.

In UiS Brage, our open archive, you can find scientific articles published at UiS. You can also find master thesis’s from UiS. Thesis’s older than 2009 is available in printed form in the library.

Writing assignments

The library offers several services to help you get started and take care of important elements in the writing process.

Citations and APA 7

The Norwegian School of Hotel Management usually use the citation style APA 7th.The Citation Compass (Kildekompasset) gives examples and explanations on how to quote/cite any type of source, both in-text and in the reference list. The Citation Compass covers both APA 6th and APA 7th

Writing your thesis

You can get help with your writing assignments from student mentors in the Study Lab. They also offer writing groups for master's students. In UiS Brage you can find previous student assignments, both at bachelor's and master's level. You can use these as inspiration, but be aware that the grades can be from A to E.

Books about academic writing

Research and publish

If you are starting a research project the library can help you with literature search, data mangment, useful software for reference mangment and more.

Searching for literature

If you are starting a research project and need help getting started with the literature search you can ask for a guidance session. Employees, PhD-students and master students at UiS can book individual guidance in searching and systematic searching.


We reccomend using reference management tools, and other software to help you during your researching process. The library offers workshops and support in: Endnote: reference manager that helps you save time formatting citations. Zotero: free and user-friendly reference managment tool. NVivo: lets you process qualitative data. Rayyan: screen your references for systematic reviews and more.

Systematics searching

A systematic search for literature is a comprehensive and well-planned search relevant sources. The use of search terms and keyword synonyms are important. The goal is to find as much literature as possible within a chosen area or topic. The searches should be documented and replicable.

Employees, PhD-students and master students at UiS can book individual guidance in searching and systematic searching. To get the most of a session it is important that you arrive prepared. Fill out the form to get guidance.

Before searching:

  • Define the key words for your search strategy
  • Choose relevant databases
  • Find relevant search terms: Subject terms, keywords
  • Choose exclusion criteria’s

More about searching:

News about hotell and tourisme

Kaleidoskop - a festival from The Faculty of Social Sciences

Kaleidoskop is a festival that focuses on important events, life changes and critical perspectives. By presenting differ...

Accessible tourism – rethinking sustainable tourism development

An ongoing project between University of Stavanger and Metropolitan University of Prague addresses an important topic th...

Intensive kickoff for master’s students to break ice and form friendships

The Norwegian Hotel School’s master’s students were welcomed to UiS with a three-day kickoff at Viste Strand Hotel.

Rune Todnem By appointed Professor of Leadership at the Norwegian School of Hotel Management

After 15 years at British universities followed by two years at the UiS Business School, Rune Todnem By joins the establ...