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International Culture and Country Information Sources

Compiled by Prof. Martha Cooney
September 2004


BOOKS - CULTURAL INFORMATION:

Breaking Through Culture Shock

Bus. HD 58.7 .M3747 1999

Countries and Their Cultures

Ref. GN 307 .C68 2001

Do's and Taboos Around the World

Bus. HF 5387 .D66 1993

Encyclopedia of World Cultures

Ref. GN 307 .E53 1991

Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands

Bus. HF 5389 .M67 1994

Mind Your Manners

Bus. HD 70 .E8 M653 2003

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life

Ref. GN 333 .W67 1998

See also:

For Further Reading

http://robertspage.com/cultr24.html

And LIUCat (the Library's online catalog) for additional books


WEB RESOURCES - CULTURAL INFORMATION:

Geert Hofstede Cultural Dimensions

http://www.geert-hofstede.com/

International Business Etiquette and Manners

http://www.cyborlink.com/

Cross Cultural Comparisons

http://robertspage.com/culture.html


WEB RESOURCES - COUNTRY INFORMATION:

Background Notes

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/

The World Factbook

http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/

Country Commercial Guides

http://www.export.gov/marketresearch.html

Economist.com - Country Briefings

http://www.economist.com/countries


ADDITIONAL WEB RESOURCES:


LIBRARY DATABASES:

The following databases are available on campus and from home. Your LIU username and password will provide access from off campus.

These databases will provide many full-text articles about all business topics, and will be especially useful for finding current country information.

Country Commerce and Country Finance Library databases
These business guides provide a comprehensive range of intelligence on operating conditions and practices, financial opportunities, commercial laws and regulations, tax environment and much more on over 47 countries.

Business Source Premier (Ebsco) Library databases
Business Source Premier provides full text articles for over 8,000 scholarly business journals and other sources, including full text for more than 1,100 scholarly business publications. Coverage includes virtually all subject areas related to business. This database provides full text (PDF) for more than 350 of the top scholarly journals dating as far back as 1922. Also includes other sources of full text information such as country economic reports from the EIU, Global Insight, ICON Group, and CountryWatch.

Business & Company Resource Center Library databases
Use this database to find many current, full-text articles on a specific country or topic. The Advanced Search feature is useful for locating targeted data such as company and industry information, investment reports, company history, and rankings.

General BusinessFile Library databases
Produced by the same company as the Business & Company Resource Center, this database provides similar information in a somewhat different format.

ABI/Inform Global (ProQuest) Library databases
The ProQuest databases provide a wealth of information in full-text articles. Use the Advanced Search to locate articles by specific country and/or subject heading.

Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe Library databases
This all full-text database provides many current and retrospective news and business articles. Access country reports by selecting Reference, then Country Profiles, and choosing Walden's Country Reports.



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