Event management

Subject guide

This NSI Libraries online subject guide provides links to information available on the web. Some resources require a DEC username and password. Don’t know your DEC username and password? Contact your Campus Student Administration or your teacher.

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Subject web links


Associations & organisations


      Australian Centre for Event Management

Business Events Australia

Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia    

Event Industry Association (EIA)

International Association of Conference Centres

International Congress & Convention Association

International Special Event Society Australasia

Meetings and Events Australia

Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre



These sites contain comprehensive link collections on this subject.

Business Events Sydney

Destination NSW

Event Planners Australia

Events Tasmania - Advice

Provides assistance for different types of events including toolkits and checklists.

Exhibition and event association of Australia (EEAA)

Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Network (UK)

How to plan a sustainable event

Meetings & Events

TAFE Studylinks

Meetings & Events Australia (MEA)

Sustainable events planner

Surviving conferences

Tips and tricks for conference goers

Tamworth Country Music Festival



A green event policy (Australian special events magazine)

Sustainable events (Mosman Municipal Council)


Portals and directories

      Australian Government Directory

Search for event management companies by subject

e.g. "Meetings & event management"

Australasian SpecialEvents

Portal for the event industry


Government information


Events division of Tourism Western Australia

Event starter kit (NSW Government)

Crowd control at venues and events
by WorkSafe Victoria

Special events planning resource Kit

TravelSmart Australia



Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII)

Lawlink NSW and NSW legislation e.g.


Related subject guides

Business and management

Hospitality management


Media and communication

Travel and tourism

Sport and recreation

eJournals & eBooks



Freely available eJournals

The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) provides access to over 70 free online journals on business and management.



Click the link of one of the selected journals or the database link. Log in using your DEC username and password.


Travel weekly Australia

Business travel world

Business Source Complete

Hospitality & Tourism Complete


Gale Cengage Learning

Click the link to the Gale databases or one of the selected journals. Log in using your DEC username and password.





Click the link to ProQuest or of one of the selected journals. Log in using your DEC username and password.


Training toolboxes


11.08 Events alive (2008)

806 How eventive! (2005)

Training packages which contain tutorials, quizzes and resources for your course. Log in using your DEC username and password. You can view or download these resources. CD-ROMS of the packages may be available at your TAFE library.



eBooks on Ebscohost

Log into eBooks on Ebscohost using DEC username and password.

       eBooks on Ebscohost


Online videos


Login to vLearn or the listed videos using your DEC username and password.



   Databases covering event management subjects

Here is a selection of subject specific databases provided. For the full list of general databases and regarding instructions go to the eResources Portal.



Provides an A to Z listing, and the ability to search, for eJournal titles that are available from our eJournal database providers EBSCOhost, Gale and ProQuest.

To view the entire list of databases included, see the Databases A-Z tab within the eJournal A-Z product. eJournal titles can be accessed by clicking the link of the available database provider listed under the title.

No authentication is required to access the index. You will need your DEC username and password when accessing journal titles.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) website. Includes statistics and some analysis of information from the National Census and other sources. Allows for the creation of local area profiles. http://www.abs.gov.au/

Freely available

Academic Search Complete is a comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals.The database is updated daily.

DEC username and password required.

Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre - EBSCO's searchable database provides full text, and index access to many local and international magazines, newspapers and reference books. Most general subjects are covered including event management.

DEC username and password required.


Business Source Complete

Business Source Complete (BSC) is a business research database, providing full text a large number of journals. Coverage is provided in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics.

DEC username and password required.

Environment Complete offers deep coverage in applicable areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more. The database contains full text for more than 680 journals and 120 monographs.

DEC username and password required.

Gale databases provide access to periodical and news information on a diverse set of topics. The sub-collection General OneFile includes over 6,300 full-text titles and 400 newspaper services (a total of more than 11,000 titles). Also included in the subscription is the Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure.

DEC username and password required.

Hospitality & Tourism Complete (HTC) covers research and industry news relating to all areas of hospitality and tourism. This collection contains more than 749,000 records, with coverage dating as far back as 1965. Full text is available for more than 440 publications, including periodicals, company & country reports, and books.

DEC username and password required.

With current and relevant content from over 500 industry journals, this collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism field, while also allowing for focused study of specialized aspects of the industry - including cultural aspects of travel, leisure activities, economic aspects of tourism, and more.

DEC username and password required.




Student Portal


Staff Portal

Contains over 1,500 high quality online courses teaching creative and business skills on about 1,600 subject areas such as MS Office, Adobe programs, digital media, social media, web development, programming, design, smart phones, tablets and computers. These comprehensive courses are available in all levels from beginners to advanced.

Only for NSI students & staff.

Students: log in to the Student Portal with their DEC username and password. Then go to the My Learning tab and click the More option.

Staff: log in to the Staff Portal with their DEC username and password and click the My training tab.

MarketLine Advantage (formerly Datamonitor360) offers a comprehensive collection of business profiles such as:

  • 31,000+ company profiles incl. 2,700+ SWOT
  • 6,500+ industry profiles incl. Porters Five Forces scorecards
  • 100+ country profiles
  • 80+ up-to-date case studies  

It also gives you access to country statistics, market data analytics, financial deals (monthly) and company financials & top ten industry players guide as well as news and opinions (live feed).

Students: use your DEC username and password with @edu at the end of the username (e.g. john.smith@edu).

Staff: use your DEC username and password with @det at the end of the username (eg john.smith@det).

A collection of key Oxford reference publications bringing together over 2 million entries, many of which are illustrated, into a single cross-searchable resource. Includes bilingual dictionaries, encyclopaedias, subject reference, quotations, maps & illustrations and 20th century timelines.

DEC username and password required.

ProQuest Central provides access to a set of databases containing more than 125 billion digital pages covering arts, literature, social science, general reference, business, science, technology, and medicine. ProQuest includes the world's largest digital newspaper archive including ANZ Newsstand and periodical databases comprising the output of more than 9,000 titles.

DEC username and password required.

The Sustainability Reference Center is a comprehensive full-text database covering all aspects of sustainability and corporate social responsibility. Offering content from more than 800 publications including journals, monographs, magazines, and trade publications.

DEC username and password required.

vLearn via Equella

175 vLearn videos are now available via Equella.
Subject areas covered are business, career development, hospitality & food services, anatomy, beauty services, child studies, customer service, English language, health & safety, history, HRM, nursing, nutrition, sport & recreation, tourism and more.

Only for NSI students & staff.

DEC username and password required.



The NSW TAFE Library catalogue lists all the resources held in NSW TAFE libraries. You can search by keyword, author, title and subject and also limit searches to specific types of materials and specific campus libraries. The catalogue has links to, and the addresses and contact details of, all individual NSW TAFE Libraries.

Subject headings

Catalogue links to some event management subjects and availability through NSI Libraries are listed below. Please note: the search results are limited to items available in NSI Libraries. Do a new search if you want to find items held by your local library or to get results for all TAFE NSW Libraries.



Congresses and conventions -- Planning



Entertainment events -- Management

Risk management


Entertainment events -- Planning

Special events


Fasts and feasts

Special events -- Marketing


Festivals -- Management

Special events industry


Leisure industry

Sports -- Marketing


Meetings -- Planning

Tourism -- Management



Trade shows

   Public relations -- Australia

Volunteers -- Management


Macquarie University Library

Macquarie University Library has an extensive collection of resources in the Event management area. NSI has a reciprocal borrower's agreement with Macquarie University ($55 per calendar year). Please ask your NSI library staff for details on how to access this service.



Revised by OT: 06.05.2014

Last updated: 06.05.2014