Countries & Cultures Research Guide - LSC-North Harris
- Determine the country or culture. and :
- Mexico or Mexican culture
- Germany or German culture
- List terms that best represent the main concepts of your topic.
- Cuba and culture
- Cuba and customs or etiquette
- Cuba and arts
- Cuba and education
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Find books, e-books, DVDs, and more.
Use the Library Catalog
- Enter search terms.
- Mexico description
- Cuba customs
- Asia culture
- Browse search results and click on the title to view the detailed item record.
- Scroll to the bottom for availability, collection, location, and call number.
- To find the book on the shelf you will need the complete call number.
- To request a book from another location, click "request first available copy" then type in your library barcode number and your PIN.
Library Catalog Video Tutorials
- Area Handbook Series (individual volumes cover different countries) U.S. Documents D 101.22:
- Countries and Their Cultures (REF)
- The Do's and Taboos of Hosting International Visitors(Reserve - 2nd Floor, Circulaion)
- Encyclopedia of World Cultures (organized by ethnic groups, not countries) (REF)
- Gestures: The Do's and Taboos of Body Language Around the World (Reserve - 2nd Floor, Circulation)
- Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands: How to Do Business in Sixty Countries
- Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations (REF)
- Background Notes from the U.S. Department of State See also Background Notes archives.
- CIA World Factbook - country overview from the Central Intelligence Agency
- Country Studies Area Handbooks from the Library of Congress
- Global Gateway - from the Library of Congress
- Lonely Planet Travel Guides
- Scroll down the page to "Find a Country."
- Click on the country.
- NationMaster: World Statistics and Country Comparisons - massive central data source and a handy way to graphically compare nations
- The Economist/Countries - lists countries including economic and background information. Up to date.
- UNESCO Photobank (10,000 digitized images including cultural topics from the United Nations - allows searching by country)
- Keep track of all of the information and sources you used during your research.
- Ask your professor about the required citation style.
- Consult Citation Help Guide from LSC-North Harris Library to help you construct your citations.
Each citation should answer the questions:
- Who wrote the material you are using?
- What did the author(s) entitle the piece he/she/they wrote?
- Where and when was it published (for a book, what city; for an article, which periodical)?
- If it's an article or a chapter, what pages is your source on?