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Recreation & Tourism Management


Browsing: Many recreation and leisure studies books are located in the Library of Congress call numbers starting GV 1-200 on Floor 2 of the Oviatt Library. Additional locations possible are Reserve Book Room(Floor 4 East), Stored(ASRS East), and the Reference Room.  In addition there are many online books in the catalog. An example catalog record is the link to The national parks : shaping the system Here are the LC Classifications:

Floor 2   GV155-180   Travel and State, Tourist Trade, GV 1-200 Recreation, Leisure,

Floor 4  RJ505 Play Therapy, RM736 Recreation Therapy  SB480  National Parks

Searching: CSUN library uses Library of Congress Subject Headings. Following is only a select list of LC subject headings appropriate for research on topics for leisure studies and or recreation. There are many more related subject headings you will find when you do a subject search in the Online Catalog.  The following are subject headings which will take you directly into our Library Catalog.



The following are a select list of journals CSUN owns in paper and electronically.  The links to the journal titles go to the journal title's catalog record in our CSUN Catalog Periodicals and Serials Catalog. The catalog record gives you the call number for the journal in print and may also provides a link to the online journal when journal is available online. The library subscribes to several periodicals with assigned subject heading parks periodicals and recreation periodicals.


 The best way to find articles on a specific topic is to search in a database, most of which index thousands of articles in thousands of journals. Not all articles are available full-text online; some are in print only and some are not available from the Library except through Interlibrary Loan. To determine the availability of an article, most databases offer the FindText find text menu linkbutton.

The recommended databases can be accessed either from Databases A-Z, as well as from the list of Databases for Recreation and Toursim Management




Provides access to thousands of electronic books that have been converted into electronic format from copyrighted, printed books.

Electronic Reference Books

Encyclopedia of associations http://suncat.csun.edu/record=b2637054