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International Studies

Use this guide to locate background information, books, articles, and films about the people, customs, cultures, history, business & industry, and politics of nations from around the world.

Highlighted Resources for SOCW 280

Country Watch

Provides country-specific data including demographic, political, economic, business, and cultural information.

Global Road Warrior

Cultural, social, travel and business information about countries around the world.

Political Handbook of the World

"Provides thorough and accurate information on the major aspects of each country's government and political party system."

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices

Presents detailed information on current religious practices around the world, with an emphasis on how religion impacts the daily lives of its followers. 

Call Number: Ref BL 80.3 .W67 2006 v.1-3

Countries, Peoples and Cultures

Provides valuable insight into the social, cultural, economic, historical, and religious practices and beliefs of nearly every nation around the globe.

Call Number: Ref GN 307 .C696 2015 v.1-9

Helpful Series in the Stacks

  • In Focus ...
  • Historical Dictionary of ... 

Check Henry for titles in these series related to your topic/country.

... On Countries (General)

Best Places to Start

Other Recommended Sources

Series with info on cities, regions, and/or countries

Business Info

Cultural Info

... On Countries (By Region)

... On International Literature

1. Go to HENRY.

Screengrab of HENRY, highlighting the link to original HENRY.


2. Click Browse and choose Subject from the drop-down. 

3. Enter the Country, followed by the word Fiction (ex: Israel -- Fiction; Korea -- Fiction).

Original HENRY screengrab, highlighting the Browse tab and Subjects selected in the drop-down. Turkey -- Fiction is in the searchbox.

... Specific Topics

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