These are great for finding out what people in the profession or industry area are reading and thinking about, as well as current trends, events, and training. For many associations, some of the content is freely available, while other content is available to members only. To find industry associations, try these tools:
Encyclopedia of Associations This ebook allows you to search for associations that are based in the United States, in a variety of categories.
Association Directory This is a freely available web site that allows you to search for professional and industry associations by region, category, state, and more.
Google A simple search for your area of interest (hotels, food service, event planning, etc.) with the word association or organization will lead you to professional association web sites.
Whenever you do research, you will need to cite the information sources that you use. Most business scholars use APA style. Here are some tools that can help you with this task:
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You can also take a look at our Research Guides on many topics!