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Cultural Resume: Finding Sources

Resources for researching a specific culture

Recommended eBooks

Recommended Library Search Tools (Databases)


History Sources

Power Search Tools

Use these to find all types of source, including research starters (explainers), scholarly/academic sources and popular sources, such as news, magazines, books, and more.

Recommended Websites

U.S. Government Websites:

Media sources:

Travel Sites:

Web Searching

Brainstorm a list of authorities who will have information about the culture. Who is an expert?


  • Museums
  • Governmental agencies
  • Archives


A country's official web site and sites for that country's governmental agencies are excellent sources of information.

Try searching: <country name> official



Search here for ebooks.

Search Hack:

Try searching:

everyday life <culture / country>

daily life <culture / country>

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