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Guidebooks (Genre/Form Term)

Preferred form: Guidebooks
Used for/see from:
  • Guide books
  • Guides (Publications)
  • Holiday guides (Publications)
  • Tour books
  • Tour guides (Publications)
  • Tourbook guides
  • Tourbooks
  • Touring guides (Publications)
  • Tourist guides (Publications)
  • Travel guidebooks
  • Travel guides (Publications)
See also:

Reitz, J.M. ODLIS : online dictionary for library and information science, July 28, 2014 (travel guide: A handbook designed for persons interested in touring a foreign country or an unfamiliar city, state, province, or region of their own country. In addition to describing major attractions, most travel guides include maps and directions, information about dining and overnight accommodations, and advice about currency exchange, immunizations, personal safety, and communication with the local inhabitants. Some guides specialize in a particular type of travel, such as bicycle touring or ecotourism.)

Art & architecture thesaurus online, Aug. 6, 2014 (travel guidebooks. Guidebooks aimed particularly at tourists or other leisure travelers. UF travel guides; holiday guides)

Görlach, M. An alphabetical list of English text types, in Text types and the history of English, c2004: p. 47 (guide: manual on a specified subject; manual on a city; guide book: book for the guidance of visitors)

LCSH (--Guidebooks. UF --Guide-books. Use as a form subdivision under names of countries, cities, etc., individual corporate bodies and parks, etc., and under topical headings.)

Frommer's touring guides. Hong Kong, Singapore, and Macau, 1990.

Frommer's touring guides. Turkey, 1990.

America's best-loved driving tours, 1997 (series: Frommer's driving tour guides)

South African Tourism Board. Tourist guide : directory South Africa, 1996.

Accommodation guide, 1983 (series: Australian tourguides)

Lewensohn, A. Israel tourguide, 1979.

Tourbook. Ontario, 2004.

Tourbook guide. Arizona & New Mexico, 2012.

Index, points of interest listed in AAA tour books, 1964.

Books intended for travelers that provide information about a particular geographical location, often including descriptions of lodgings, restaurants, and places of interest.