Exploring Countries and Cultures
Online Databases and Resources
This database is a fantastic place to learn about the cultural practices and customs of nations across the globe.
Countries, Peoples & Cultures series is complete with specific information on over 200 countries and self-governing territories, as well as separate appendices profiling 21 types of governments and 10 major world religions.
This collection brings together a complete archive of National Geographic magazine every page of every issue along with a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images and videos.
Ethnic NewsWatch is an interdisciplinary, bilingual (English and Spanish) and comprehensive full text database of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press.
Resources related to the myths, legends, and folktales of a particular people, as well as geography, history, religion, beliefs, rituals, ceremonies, holidays, festivals, music, dance, food, drink, arts, crafts, and challenges of the modern world.
Provides access to subject specialized encyclopedias and resources in a variety of disciplines including anthropology, history and social science.
The American Cultural Experience
Publisher ABC-CLIO has put together an extraordinary set of resources dedicated to the cultural experiences of various cultures throughout the history of the United States. Below are a few of these collections:
Provides access to numerous reference materials and primary resources related to African American history and culture.
This online collection features reference content, hundreds of primary documents, and thousands of images on the experience of American Indians throughout U.S. history.
Dedicated to the history and culture of Latinos; explores the rich heritage and current culture of Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Guatemalans, Cubans, Colombians, Ecuadorians, and other Hispanic cultures in the US.
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