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World Cultures: Databases

This guide will introduce you to resources which support assignments that require research on world cultures.

Recommended Databases for Cultural Topics

These databases are good for finding more detailed, scholarly information on many different cultures.

Try These Search Terms

Subject Serching:

 Try these searches:

"culture and customs" AND "name of country"

e.g.:  "culture and customs" AND "China"

 You can also search this way:

"name of country--social life and customs"

e.g.: "Ukraine--social life and customs"

Keyword Searching:

The following are some search terms you can also use. Combine them using the Boolean "AND" operator with the name of your country:

  • Cooking
  • Costume
  • Ceremonies
  • Customs
  • Holidays
  • Traditions
  • Social Life
  • Practices
  • Festivals
  • Feasts
  • Culture
  • Rites
  • Funeral Rites & Ceremonies
  • Funerary rites
  • Rites and Ceremonies
  • Marriage customs
  • Rites of passage
  • Religion
  • Music
  • Education
  • Families

 Example:  India AND Holidays