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Recreation, Park & Tourism Administration: Dictionaries, Encyclopedias & Handbooks

Department Research Guides identify and define standard information retrieval tools for a specific department. Each guide was created and is maintained by the library liaison for that department. We encourage you to recommend resources for the guides.


  • Encyclopedia of American National Parks. - Rothman. 2004. REF E160 .E53 2004.
  • Encyclopedia of Leisure and Outdoor Recreation. - Jenkins. 2003. REF GV11 E55 2003.
  • Encyclopedia of Recreation and Lleisure in America. - Cross. 2004. REF GV53 .E53 2004.


  • Dictionary of Concepts in Recreation and Leisure Studies. - Smith. 1990. REF GV11 .S57 1990.
  • A Dictionary of Travel and Tourism Terminology. - Beaver. 2002. REF G155 .A1 B38 2002.
  • Glossary of Recreation Therapy and Occupational Therapy. - Austin. 2001. REF RM736.7 A977 2001.
  • Key Concept in Leisure Studies. - Harris. 2005. REF GV14.45 .H38 2005.


  • Americans At Play : Demographics of Outdoor Recreation & Travel. - Wellner, 1997. REF GV191.4 .W45 1997.
  • Career Opportunities in the Sports Industry. -Field. 3rd ed. 2004. REF GV734 . F545 2004.
  • International Handbook of National Parks and Nature Reserves. - Allin. 1990. REF SB481 .I565 1990.
  • Outdoor Careers : Exploring Occupations in Outdoor Fields. - Shenk. 2nd ed. 2000. REF HF5381 .S542 2000.
  • Pioneers in Leisure and Recreation. - Ibrhim. 1989. REF GV14 .I27 1989.
  • Sports and Games of the Renaissance. - Leibs. 2004. REF GV576 .L43 2004.
  • Sports and Recreation Fads. - Hoffmann. 1991. REF GV583 .H62 1991.

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