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The Library's search engine - OCtopus - provides a single search box that allows users to simultaneously search for books, audio-visual materials, journal articles, journals, and other resources contained in many of the Library's databases. It's the best place to start your research. As your research progresses, you may want to move to searching individual databases for additional resources.

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Key Article & Reports Databases

Government Documents

Government documents and publications are good sources of tourism-related information, research, and analysis.

TIP: There are many government reports and publications in the OC Library collection. Access electronic publications and find the location of print copies by searching the catalogue using keywords appropriate to your topic. You can also search the Government of Canada Publications catalogue.

Some examples:

Useful Journals

A selection of tourism journals:


Featured Resources

The Sites & Portals section of LinkBC contains research links and reports, statistics and trends, news and current issues, all pertaining to tourism and hospitality.



Local area files

OC Library collects local newspaper clippings which are in folders and arranged by subject. Search local area files in the Catalogue, limiting your search to Location: Local Area Files.

Examples include:

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