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
|Find country reports.||Use your 14-digit library barcode number for off-campus access (the number is on the back of your student ID). Don't have an ID? Get one from the library. Distance students can fill out the online request form.|
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)
Holdings are listed by county. Circulating items may be checked out. Instructional items may be viewed by students in the Library's Reserve Room on the 2nd floor.
- 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?