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Tiffini Travis Outreach Librarian CSULB Library Slide 2 Today we will to cover: Learning about countries and their culture/customs Ideas for turning any class into an international experience Practice what you learned! Slide 3 Learning about a Country: what information do you need? What is going on in that country? What is the weather like? What are the customs? Slide 4 Good free Internet resources for country information ExecutivePlanet.com: Business Culture, Customs and Etiquette dwww.executiveplanet.comwww.executiveplanet.com Background Notes (govt) dhttp://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/ Country Reports dwww.countryreports.orgwww.countryreports.org Slide 5 Good Internet resources for country information (CSULB Authentication required!) CountryWatch CountryWatch dContains current news releases from countries as well as basic background information Lexis Nexis Academic dProvides country profiles and newspaper articles from many countries as well as information on international companies Slide 6 A checklist for Evaluating Sources on the Web dIs it useful? dWho authored it? dHow current is it? dIs it objective? dCan you read it? dIs it free? Slide 7 Good print resources for country information Culture Shock! Series dSee what we have at CSULB (COAST) dSee what can be ordered from other libraries (Link+) Worldfactbook dG 122 U56a first floor Reference also available on the web http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/ http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/ Slide 8 Developing international topics for any class Science dChemistry of Ancient China dBiographies of notable international scientists Public policy dinvestigating laws in another country dhealthcare or education standards in Africa Slide 9 Developing international topics for any class Literature dwrite a paper about Latin American themes in novels dexamine childrens books written by South Africans History dLook at the history of womens rights in other countries dStudy WWII from the perspective of the Japanese Slide 10 International research resources for your classes (CSULB Authentication required!) Academic Search Elite Academic Search Elite dStart here for research on virtually any topic- has some articles right on the computer (full text) eHRAF ethnography eHRAF dThis database will give you access to interesting cultural aspects of different peoples world-wide Slide 11 International research resources for your classes (CSULB Authentication required!) MLA Bibliography MLA Bibliography dexcellent resource for finding out about literature from other countries Family & Society Studies worldwide Family & Society Studies worldwide dthis is a great source for examining different family structures and cultures Slide 12 International research resources for your classes (CSULB Authentication required!) COAST COAST dCSULB Library has tons of materials about other countries and cultures- use the library catalog (COAST) to find them! Historical Abstracts Historical Abstracts dThis is a great starting place for finding out about historical events or places Slide 13 Electronic Resources Page www.csulb.edu/library/eref/eref-index.html www.csulb.edu/library/eref/eref-index.html On this page you will find Help with Research A link to all Article Databases A link to Research Guides A link to COAST the library catalog Slide 14 Thing you need to do to get access from your home 1. Establish a Library PIN Special note: if you have AOL you must minimize their browser and use one of these browsers to use the databases Netscape Internet Explorer Slide 15 This box will pop up when you click on a research database: Slide 16 How to Get a Library Pin https://coast.library.csulb.edu/patroninfo https://coast.library.csulb.edu/patroninfo Type in your name, ID and make up a pin Your pin can be anything you want it to be! The screen will be yellow and just show your name- that means you are done and can access databases from home! Slide 17 Still need help with finding information? Tiffini Travis [email protected] Email me or make an appointment!! Or Contact your Subject Specialist Librarian! www.csulb.edu/library/guide/biblio.html