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Culture and Customs Book Series
Publication Date: 2001-2005
A series of books that focus on the culture and customs of specific countries. Find the full list of titles available by searching "Culture and Customs" in our Library Catalog
. Print and electronic books available.
Gale Virtual Reference Library: Nation and World Books
Search Gale's encyclopedias focused on countries and cultures, including food, culture, ethnic groups, geography, and politics. Make sure to use the search box on the right side titled "Search within Nation and World."
Academic Search Premier
Best resource for finding articles, magazines and journals, that may discuss cultures, people and other countries.
Full-text articles from The Christian Science Monitor, the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and the Baltimore Sun newspapers starting in 1970 to the present. Good place to find current events about countries.
Includes scholarly journals in history, political science, sociology, math, statistics,and other arts, humanities, and social science fields. NOTICE: If this image, JSTOR external website image , is displayed next to an article, that article is not available to read for free.
Films on Demand
Lots of educational films, including many on countries and cultures. Search the name of your country to find full videos and clips.
CIA World Factbook
Country Profiles feature maps, statistical data for the economy, governmental structure, culture, communication and transportation.
Library of Congress Country Studies
The Country Studies Series presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world.
UN Member States
List of countries in the UN that includes links to official websites and basic statistics.
U.S. Department of State Background Notes
These publications include facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty.
Wikipedia can be a helpful place to find other sources. You should never cite a Wikipedia article,. Instead use the references at the end of the article to find the information you need.
WARNING: Many of the articles found in a Google Scholar do not include full-text articles without payment. Look for a short link to the right of the main result link. If there is a short link the article may be available for free. NEVER PAY for an article.
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