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HMS 225 & 226: Researching Cultures

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Start Here - Online Encyclopedia Articles

These online encyclopedias articles (available through our library databases) provide an overview of social life and customs for a wide variety of cultural groups.

Librarians' Top Picks

Search the library's EBSCOhost databases to find articles that address specific customs (e.g., celebrations, child rearing, diet, dress. etc.) for a particular country or cultural group.

Start with our two most comprehensive, general databases:

  • Academic Search Complete
  • MasterFILE Premier 

**Save time: The EBSCOhost search screen allows you to search more than one database at the same time by selecting the Choose Databases option located right above the search box.  These databases include primary sources as well as images.

Other Databases to Try:

Also try these other EBSCOhost databases to find articles that address specific customs (e.g., celebrations, child rearing, diet, dress. etc.) for a particular country or cultural group.

The EBSCOhost search screen allows you to save time and search more than one database at the same time by selecting the Choose Databases option located right above the search box.