Country Information: Languages and Culture

UNC Library Catalog

The UNC Library catalog contains resources on culture, social conditions, and travel in various countries. One way to locate information is to conduct a Subject Heading search, which often consists of a country name and topical subdivision.

From the library homepage, choose "Subject" from the dropdown menu next to the search box, and enter the name of a country into the search box. A number of different suggestions for terms that  can be added to the name to conduct a more specific search should appear. The following terms may also be useful:

- social life and customs - guidebooks
- social conditions                - description and travel

For example:

India--social life and customs

Mexico--guidebooks

Social conditions -- china -- history

For sources on international business culture and etiquette, try one of the following terms followed by the name of a country or region:

- intercultural communication       - etiquette
- business etiquette  - business communication

For example:

Etiquette--China

Intercultural communication--Latin America

You can also begin by conducting a keyword search. Once you find a relevant resource, click on the "Subjects" tab in the catalog record to find ideas for search terms you might use to locate similar resources.

Language and Cultural Resources

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