Communication & Media Sciences

A subject resource guide for Communication & Media Sciences

Class Guide

This is to help find library resources related to this special topic of researching specific countries and their culture and customs.

Searching for country info

When searching for materials on countries in the library catalog, try these search tips & sample searches:

Keywords:

  • guidebooks
  • "social life and customs"
  • "popular culture"
  • etiquette
  • cookery
  • cuisine
  • tourism
  • travel

Combine the name of the city, country, or region with some of these keywords:

  • China AND "social life and customs"
  • "Middle East" AND "popular culture"
  • (France or French) AND (tourism OR travel)

Think of broader terms:

  • Instead of searching for "French food" try instead: 
    • (France OR French) AND (cuisine OR cook*)
    • "cookery, French"
  • Instead of searching for "visiting Korea" try instead:
    • Korea* AND (travel OR tourism)

Think of related terms:

  • Russia / Russian --> searching for Russia* would find both words
  • Sweden / Swedish
  • Middle East / Arab / Islamic

Library databases with general background info on countries

Web sites & online maps of countries

Call Number Areas

Try these call number sections in the library to find resources relating to history and culture for specific countries or regions:

D - History (General)

DA - Great Britain

DAW
- Central Europe

DB
- Austria, Liechtenstein, Hungary & Czechoslovakia

DC
- France, Andorra & Monaco

DD
- Germany

DE
- Ancient Greece & Rome

DF
- Greece

DG
- Italy & Malta

DH
- Belgium & Luxembourg

DJ
- Netherlands (Holland)

DJK
- Eastern Europe (General)

DK
- Russia, Poland & former Soviet Republics

DL
- Northern Europe & Scandinavia

DP
- Spain & Portugal

DQ
- Switzerland

DR
- Balkan Peninsula

DS
- Asia

DT
- Africa

DU
- Oceania (South Seas)

Featured Reference Books on Countries & Cultures

These titles are available in the Reference Collection.

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