Some Suggested Topics
School Lunches, Police Brutality, Obesity Epidemic, Casino Gambling, Violence in The Media, Hospitality Security, Food Safety, Hunger in America, Stem Cell Research, Drinking on Campus, Avian Flu Threat, Cyber Socializing, Eating Disorders, Dietary Supplements, Women and Poverty, Blog Explosion, Famine in Africa, Free Speech, Business Ethics, School Safety. Online Travel Sites vs. Travel Agents, Immigration and Hospitality Industry, Genetically Modified Foods.
Jump-start your research with the following recommended print and online resources. Ask a Kendall librarian for additional suggestions in locating authoritative resources for your assignment.
Balanced coverage of current political and social issues, with regular reports on topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the U.S. economy.
Internet Public Library
Created by a team of librarians, this award-winning web site was one of the first subject directories on the web.
Librarians’ Internet Index
Subject directory of a wide variety of Internet resources, selected and evaluated by librarians for their usefulness.
Encyclopedias and Other Reference Sources
The World Book and the Encyclopedia Britannica are considered general encyclopedias and are comprehensive, authoritative works containing articles on a wide range of subjects. But did you know that the Kendall Library has a wide variety of subject specific encyclopedias in the “Reference Collection” and in the “Culinary Reference” collection, too? Some of these include the Encyclopedia of Food Sciences and Nutrition, The Encyclopedia of Chicago, the International Encyclopedia of Hospitality Management and the Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance. Browse these bookshelves and/or ask a Kendall librarian for additional suggestions.
Full-Text Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Databases
Academic Search Premier
Access magazines, journals and newspapers in a variety of subjects.
Business Source Elite
Locate magazines and journals for business, management, economics, banking, accounting,
finance and additional industry information.
Hospitality & Tourism Complete
Covers scholarly research and industry news relating to all areas of hospitality and tourism.
Provides selected full-text for nearly 30 national and international newspapers; also contains full-text television & radio news transcripts, and selected full-text for more than 200 regional newspapers.
Chicago Public Library
All Kendall students are eligible to obtain a CPL Library card; locate a branch of the Library or visit the Harold Washington Center in Chicago’s Loop.
Documentation Styles & Formats
APA Style Guide (American Psychological Association)
Most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences; see examples for the general format of research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes and the “Reference Page” according to the American Psychological Association’s guidelines.
MLA Style Guide (Modern Language Association)
Most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities; see examples for the general format of research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes and the “Works Cited” page according to the Modern Language Association’s guidelines.
Online Writing Labs
Online Writing Lab/Purdue University
Guide to the writing process, format, documentation, grammar and the mechanics of writing.
Writing Center/University of Wisconsin/Madison
Includes tips for improving your writing style, stages of the writing process and the types of writing assignments.