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Cultures & Countries: All

Use the resources on this guide to find information about cultures and countries. Want research help? Ask librarians any time.  

SEARCH TIP  Remember to search by CULTURE as well as by COUNTRY. Example search terms:

  • Senegal
  • Senegalese
  • Senegalese Americans

Reference Books

Encyclopedias and other reference books or ebooks are the best place to start researching a new topic. Browse print reference books on the Library 1st floor.

Call number areas:

  • Cultures    305 and 306 and 390
  • Countries                900
  • Art                           700
  • Music                      780
  • Food                       395 and 641 
  • Transcultural healthcare         610.73
  • Cultural & business etiquette  395

Example reference books:


Use SCC Library Search to find books and ebooks.

Your SCC Library has books on these subjects and more:

  • Etiquette
  • Social life and customs
  • Description and travel
  • National characteristics
  • History
  • Art, Architecture, Fashion, Dress, Hairstyles, etc.
  • Language
  • Food
  • Music

Example books:

If you need a book right away, try an ebook.


Example searches:

  • Spain   AND   etiquette
  • Egypt   AND   "Culture Shock"
  • Portugal   AND   "Culture Smart"

Transcultural healthcare


Library databases contain information in a variety of formats: articles, images, video, food recipes, and more.

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