Sunset Reference Center

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Sunset Reference Center at University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

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The Sunset Reference Center (SRC) opened in 1978, with the help of a gift from the late Mr. Lawrence W. Lane. The Reference Center was created to supplement the materials at Hamilton Library pertaining to Travel Industry Management (TIM), which supports scholarly activities and enhances research capabilities for TIM students. Located in historic George Hall, the SRC is a place for TIM students to study, research, and learn. Our friendly and welcoming staff invite you to drop by and visit!

With more than 10,000 items, including books, reports, statistical publications, article reprints, and subscriptions to more than 200 periodicals, the Sunset Reference Center has the largest collection of specialized resource material on tourism in Hawaiʻi. The Sunset Reference Center provides research material for students, support the research activities of the Center for Tourism Policy Studies, and serves as a major resource center for the Pacific and Asian region.

Find Information

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Our focus at the SRC is on books relating to Travel Industry Management, with a specific focus on the Asia and Pacific regions.
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Voyager is the University of Hawaii catalog for books, journals, videos and other materials in both print and electronic versions. You can use the “help” tab in Voyager if you would like assistance understanding how to search more effectively.

OneSearch Manoa will search through Voyager and the library’s digital collections. It also links to each source in full text if it is available online.

SFX can be used to discover if there is a particular e-book available to you through UH Manoa. You can search using title, ISBN, author, vendor, or a mix of these.

E-book Central gives you access to e-books from scholarly resources, like university presses. The full text books that you find through OneSearch will link to this site, but you can also search here directly.

Students are also welcome to visit the SRC, or contact us at sunset@hawaii.edu, for assistance.

A variety of online databases makes finding articles easier, no matter the subject.
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OneSearch Manoa will search through Voyager, the library’s digital collection, and an index that includes articles. You will be linked to the full text of the source online, if it is available.

Using SFX you can search for a journal with the basic search using just the title, or an advanced search if you know more than the title. There is also a tool to search journals by category or subcategory.

EBSCOHOST is a database that links to an extremely large number other databases and the journals available through them. You can select the database and journals that you would like to search, or you can just search through the entire system.

ABI/INFORM is a database that focuses on articles pertaining to business and has an international scope. This database, as well as EBSCOHOST can be used to make broad searches.

The University of Hawaii at Manoa Library also has a variety of resources available including a list of databases, electronic journals, and library guides (like the one below).

The Library Guide for the TIM school is a guide to resources specifically related to travel industry management. There are lists with links to databases, websites, statistics, industry/market reports, and more.

Students are also welcome to visit the SRC, or contact us at sunset@hawaii.edu, for assistance.

If UH Manoa does not have an item or items needed, please use the Interlibrary Loan Request form to request materials from other libraries.

Research Tips

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Citation styles:
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Citing sources is required for all of the papers you will write at a college and graduate level. There are multiple styles, but the two most common that you will use during your time as a T.I.M. student are APA and Chicago. The SRC has both manuals available for students to use in the library.

APA (American Psychological Association) is commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences.

Chicago Manual of Style can be used for arts and humanities, as well as in physical, natural and social sciences.

The University Library Services offers a list of citation style guides that can help you better understand how to cite. There are also links to other resources in the other tabs of this page.

A really great free resource for understanding citations is Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab). There is information on the different writing styles for writing papers and citing references with countless examples. It’s a valuable and accessible resource for everyone.

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Need writing help? These resources are available for both undergraduate and graduate level students, because all students can use writing help sometimes.

OLA (Online Learning Academy) provides free one-on-one tutoring for writing (as well as math and science) through the University of Hawaii.

The UH Manoa writing center also provides free writing consultations to anyone affiliated with UH.

The SRC is also a great resource! Come in for help finding items in the databases, Voyager, a book from our collection, or anything else you may need guidance on.

We are also available through email: sunset@hawaii.edu.

What Materials May Be Borrowed?

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Circulating books may be borrowed. In general, materials in reference collections and journals do not circulate. If a book you want is checked out, you may recall the item. Or, if you cannot find an item on the shelf, you may ask the circulation staff to place a search on it for you.

Borrowing Policies

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Students may borrow materials with a valid UH System student ID. The loan period for books is 28 days for undergraduate students and 13 weeks for graduate students. The loan period for audiovisual materials (cds, dvds, blu-rays, etc) is 7 days.

Loans may be renewed up to 5 times if the item hasn’t been recalled or placed on hold for another user.

Items can be renewed in person at the Circulation Desk or by e-mailing sunset@hawaii.edu.

For more information, please see our circulation policy.

Faculty and staff members may borrow materials with a valid UH System student ID. The loan period is 26 weeks for books and 7 days for audiovisual materials (cds, dvds, blu-rays, etc).

Loans may be renewed up to 5 times if the item hasn’t been recalled or placed on hold for another user.

Items can be renewed in person at the Circulation Desk or by e-mailing sunset@hawaii.edu.

For more information, please see our circulation policy.

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