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Countries and Cultures: Current Topics

This guide will help you find resources about countries and their cultures

Library Databases

Research databases are the best way to find information for your assignments. They contain thousands of full text articles and can be about a specific subject or can be good to start general research on a topic.

The CCBC Library subscribes to many databases. In this Guide we have included some of the best to use for this subject.

To see all of the databases that we own follow this link: CCBC Databases


Need help finding articles?
Call the Library Reference Desk:
Catonsville 443-840-2730
Dundalk  443-840-2592
Essex    443-840-1425

Need technical help?
Call Library Tech Support 443-840-2720

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All of these databases contain information about countries or cultures.

Choose the database that best matches the type of information you need.

Virtual Reference Library

Credo Search Box

Off Campus Access

To find articles in databases off-campus, log-in with your CCBC user name and password. For more information see: Remote Access

Database Searching

Databases are not intuitive like search engines are (Google), so to use them you need a strategy.

1. Use two or three keywords instead of a sentence.

  • I need to find information for a debate on whether human activities cause global warming
  • Keywords--global warming--humans

2. Use AND to connect the keywords

  • global warming AND humans

3. Use quotation marks to search a phrase

  • "global warming" AND humans

4. Too many results? Too few results? Try related words or synonyms

  • "climate change" instead of "global warming"
  • people instead of humans