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Countries and Cultures: Demographics & Statistics

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

Library Catalog

Check the Library Catalog for additional books. You will find books available on all 3 CCBC campuses.

In the Catalog you may:

  • Search a keyword topic, for example "Homeless" or "Holistic Health".
  •  Search the title of a book, for example "Encyclopedia of Careers".
  • Search an author's name, for example "Lee, Harper".

The Libraries use the Library of Congress Classification system to shelve books. You will need to have the call number to locate books; our call numbers use both letters and numbers together.

Use InterLibrary Loan to borrow from other campuses/libraries.

Evaluating Websites

How can you decide whether to use a website or not?

Ask yourself the following questions

And then decide if the website is a great resource or not.

Currency
How recent is the information?
How recently has the website been updated?
Is it current enough for your topic?

Relevancy/Reliability
What kind of information is included in the resource?
Does it provide information valuable to your research topic?
Is content of the resource primarily opinion?  Is it balanced?
Does the creator provide references or sources for data or quotations?
Are there advertisements on the website?

Authority
Who is the creator or author? What are their credentials?
Who is the publisher or sponsor? Are they reputable?
What is the publisher's interest (if any) in this information?

Purpose/Point of View
Is this fact or opinion?
Is it biased?
Is the creator/author trying to sell you something?

Google Scholar

e-Books

These Reference books include many different countries: