Eureka Online Catalog - http://eureka.lib.csus.edu/
Use the online catalog Eureka to find books on your country. Books can provide a broad overview of the many different aspects of culture and business practices for a particular country.
The Simple Search screen allows you to do a Keyword search. Or you can select other fields in the record to search (subject headings, title, author, etc.). Useful Subject terms to consider for this assignment:
Country Business Etiquette (e.g. China Business Etiquette)
Country Social Life and Customs (e.g. Japan Social Life and Customs)
Reference Books available in the Library
These books will provide a nice, succinct overview of culture, religion, marriage, food, etc. for a particular country.
CultureGrams - Ref. GT 150 .C85 2003
Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life - Ref. GN 333 .W67 1998
Use the periodicals indexes (databases) to search for articles on your topic. Databases can be access in the Library, any computer lab on campus, or from home from the Database and Article Searching page - http://xerxes.calstate.edu/sacramento/
General or Multidisciplinary databases – These databases cover a broad range of topics.
1. Academic Search Premier
3. LexisNexis Academic
3. Sacramento Bee
Examples of specialized databases
1. Business – ABI/Inform
2. Education – ERIC
3. Psychology - PsycINFO
4. History – America History and Life
Locating full-text periodicals in the library or databases
Not all databases provide the full-text of articles. To locate an article in the library or online database, search for the journal or magazine title using the Journal Title tab on the Library home page. Articles not available at CSUS Library can be ordered through Interlibrary Loan (submit a form electronically from the library Web site).
Other databases recommended for this assignment
Country Reports from Business Source Premier
Profiles and reports political, economic, corporate and environmental news and trends for each country in the world.
Covers all facets of sociology and related disciplines including anthropology, criminology, demography, education, law and penology, race relations, social psychology, and urban studies.
We have Research Guides covering a huge variety of topics.
Business Research Guides - http://csus.libguides.com/cat.php?cid=24958
International Business Guide - http://library.csus.edu/guides/bradleya/intlmrk.htm
Tons of sources for finding more country information.
The world wide web contains a wealth of information; however, you must be very careful when using the web for research purposes. There are no quality standards for putting information on the web, and as a result many web pages contain unreliable, even false, information. For this reason, your instructors may limit use of web pages for your research projects. The web can be a good resource for certain purposes; it may not, however, be the best place to go for academic research.
Internet sites may be useful for locating background information on your topic. Carefully evaluate the information that you may find on the web using the criteria listed below.
Take a look at the following web site for more information and examples:
The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: or, Why It’s a Good Idea to Evaluate Web Sources http://lib.nmsu.edu/instruction/evalcrit.html
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