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Global Studies/Culture Group Resources

Global Studies (sometimes known as International Education), involves studying people and countries around the world. It encompasses many different academic disciplines and subjects. This research guide lists only a few of the more important printed and electronic resources available at the College of DuPage Library; for all of these subject areas the Library has many more resources available. You can expand your research beyond this guide by checking out the other related Library Research Guides listed below. If you have questions or want to find other resources, please ask for assistance at the Library Reference Desk (phone: 630-942-3364, or E-mail us).

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Library Catalogs

Related Research Guides

Reference Works

Article Indexes

Art

Business and Economics

Education

Environment

Food

Health and Medicine

Holdiays and Festivals

International Organizations

Law Enforcement

Literature and Communication

Music

Politics and Government

Religion

Statistics/Demographics

Travel and Tourism

Work/Study/Live Abroad

Evaluating Web Sites

Interlibrary Loan

Citing Sources

Contact Us

College of DuPage International Education Office.

College of DuPage Institute of World Languages.

Ask - A - Librarian for Help

Library Catalogs

Look in the following catalogs for government publications, books, videos, Internet sites, maps, and other types of items about other countries and cultures. In the C.O.D. catalog, try using a KEYWORD search, with one search box containing the name of a country or culture group, and another box with whatever subject or topic you are conducting research about. The KEYWORD search feature also allows you to limit your search to a particular type of MATERIAL (e.g., books, DVD's, etc.), or by language of publication.

Outline of the Library of Congress Classification System (what COD uses to shelve its books).

Other Nearby Public and Academic Libraries

Lists of books in the C.O.D. Library that have these words in the title:

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Other Related C.O.D. Library Research Guides

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Reference Works

Some appropriate reference books are also included with each section of Internet sites listed below.

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Article Indexes

You must have a valid College of DuPage library card to access the electronic indexes and databases from off-campus.

Does the C.O.D. Library own the journal that I need?

Explanation of the Difference between Journals and Magazines .

 

How to Read a Research Study Article.

Art

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Business and Economics

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Education

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Environment

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Food

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Health and Medicine

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Holidays and Festivals

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International Organizations

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Law Enforcement

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Literature and Communications

To find books in the C.O.D. Library catalog, you can do a KEYWORD search using LITERATURE AND [type in the name of the country or culture group here], or try a SUBJECT search by typing in something like JAPANESE LITERATURE.

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Music

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Politics and Government

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Religion

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Statistics/Census/Demographics

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Travel and Tourism

To find travel books in the Library's collection about a country, do a KEYWORD search in the Library Catalog, typing in the name of the country/region in one box, and the word guidebooks in the other search box.

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Work, Study, and Live Abroad

The C.O.D. Library's College and Career Center (CCIC), on the top floor of the Library, has many books about studying abroad, and careers where one can work in other countries.

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Evaluating Web Sites

Interlibrary Loan

The Library can obtain copies of articles or books from other libraries for you. This alllows you to expand your research beyond just what is available at C.O.D. Please inquire at the Reference Desk. You may also consult journal title lists from other libraries in the area.

Citing Sources

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Reference Desk:  630-942-3364
Dan Blewett, Reference Librarian
(630) 942-2279, FAX (630) 858-8757
Office: SRC 3035
blewett@cod.edu
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