eHRAF World Cultures
This cross-cultural database contains in-depth ethnographic information on all aspects of cultural and social life across the globe. The annually-growing eHRAF database is unique in that the information is organized into cultures and ethnic groups and the full-text sources are subject-indexed at the paragraph level.
The International and Comparative Education research guide is indispensable for researching educational systems around the world.
Start on the guide's Background Information page, which includes a list of core reference works on the subject as well as databases for finding basic country information.
Bobst Library has area specialist who are familiar with resources devoted to particular geographical regions and/or languages. If you are studying a cultural group that falls within one of the following areas, please feel free to contact the librarian listed below:
Tim Johnson, email@example.com
East Asian Studies:
Beth Katzoff, firstname.lastname@example.org
European Studies (Western Europe, Hungary, Romania):
Andrew H. Lee, email@example.com
Hebrew & Judaic Studies:
Evelyn Ehrlich, firstname.lastname@example.org
Latin American & Caribbean Studies:
Angela Carreno, email@example.com
Middle Eastern Studies:
Guy Burak, firstname.lastname@example.org
Diana Greene, email@example.com
South Asian Studies:
Aruna Magier, firstname.lastname@example.org
Below is a selection of reference titles for background information about a particular cultural group, religion, and/or nation.
To access these works and more, search for them by title OR browse for them under the "Nation and World," "Religion," and/or "History" categories in Gale Virtual Reference Library.
In addition, Credo Reference is an excellent general source of background information on various subjects, including individual cultural groups.