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Basic sources for researching economic, demographic, political, social aspects of countries

Find Articles on Countries

Useful articles on cultural conditions in different countries can be found with using both keywords and subject vocabulary in the following journal databases.  Try combinations like ("Mexico" AND "Social life and customs"), using the subject fields, in Academic Search Complete, or ("France" AND "manners and customs").  For ABI/INFORM, a combination such as ("China" AND "Culture") will generate a number of useful articles.  It is necessary to scan or look through a number of entries to find a useful set of articles.  Pay attention to the indexing on individual citations; this will suggest different searches.

For searching the Hofstede's Cultural Dimensions theory/construct with respect to a particular country, search in ABI/INFORM Complete with something like the following:
                                                          (Hofstede's dimensions) AND Japan [or whatever other country]

Library Book Resources on Countries

Some examples of full-length works on culture/civilization of world regions or countries.  These and other works may be found in Lovejoy Library's Online Catalog, I-Share by searching in the drop-down subject field for such phrases as "Mexico--Social life and customs," or "Mexico--Civilization," etc."Middle East--Encyclopedias," etc.

Web Resources