Resource centre

BBI is a member of the Institute of Hospitality (IoH) based in Surrey, UK. Established in 1938, this institution is the professional body for managers and aspiring managers working and studying in the hospitality, leisure and tourism industry.

Institute of Hospitality

Its members work in all sectors of the industry and in over 100 countries worldwide. Its main objective is to promote professionalism through lifelong learning.

It does this by engaging with hospitality educators around the world to make available the resources of its knowledge library. The IoH aims to support all its members at every stage of their careers and help them reach their full potential. Every part of the industry is supported: managers, students, educators and suppliers. Resources include publications, management guides and research, covering all disciplines of business management.

Membership of the Institute of Hospitality provides access to a wide range of benefits, promotes networking with industry contacts and helps members to develop professionally to their full potential.

BBI, through its membership, provides free, individual access to each student, exposing them to a variety of online library resources and development opportunities.

Online library databases

The online library databases consist mainly of:

Business source is EBSCO's most comprehensive collection of quality business journals and magazines from the world's leading publishers, including Harvard Business Press, Sage, Wiley, Taylor & Francis & Routledge, to name a few. Users have direct access to over 5,000 full-text titles as well as immediate access to thousands of indexed articles, white papers, conference proceedings, company information, trade publications, consumer publications, country reports, and much more.

  • Over 5,600 full-text business magazines, journals and trade publications
  • Over 1,300 full-text newspapers with updates
  • Over 1 million full-text company profiles
  • Over 1.8 million TV and radio news transcripts

Hospitality & tourism complete is a reliable and unique resource of information covering all areas of hospitality and tourism from the world's leading publishers. In addition to full-text journals, it provides magazines, company and country reports, books and newspapers. The database covers all areas of hospitality and tourism, including development and investment, hotel management and administrative practice, food and beverage management, hospitality law and market trends, and many other topics.

  • Nearly 500 Full-Text Publications
  • Over 1.4 million records dating back to 1924
  • e-Books - A comprehensive list of over 500 e-books