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Databases with Culture and Customs Information
The databases below provide detailed information on customs and cultures of other countries.
GREAT source for quick information on cultures and customs of different countries
"People" section--population, language, religion, and more
"Lifestyle" section--family, housing, diet, arts, and much more
"Society" section--transportation & communications, education, and health
(Note: always have to select "Accept" on first screen)
Unique consumer data provided covering many aspects of consumer lifestyles, particularly requirements under "Living Conditions"
Dashboards-->Country Overviews under Vis Apps provides quick, useful info on Business Environment, Key Economic Indicators, and Social & Cultural Factors
"Consumer Segmentation" is useful for population distribution
Search Don't overlook this useful function because it allows you to select many components needed for your notebook
Select a country in the COUNTRY PROFILE box on the right side of the home screen
--Results in a PDF Country Profile report
Contains info on Political and Legal systems, as well as religion
Mintel Reports Database
Basic country custom and culture information in the Travel & Tourism Country Reports by country.
Gale Virtual Reference Library Examples
Reference Resources for Cultural Information
These sources contain reference books that can be accessed online (examples in boxes below).
SAGE Reference Online
Several useful reference sources on regional perspectives, family roles in different cultures, business considerations by culture, and more
*See examples below
Encyclopedias on modern-day cultures in Asia, Middle East, Africa, as well as information on food and arts by culture (see examples below)
*Useful categories to select in Gale: History, General, Business
Sage Reference Online examples