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Countries and Cultures (Dale Mabry): Search tips

Example searches

Think of 1-4 keywords or key phrases that express your topic (rather than a full sentence). Some examples:

Culture of a country or region:

Native or ethnic peoples within one or more countries:

  • kurd* culture - the asterisk* searches variants of the word Kurd (Kurds, Kurdish)
  • inca* ecuador - searches variants of the word Inca (Incas, Incan) along with the name of a country other than Peru that has Incan heritage

Particular Aspects of a Country or Culture:

Similar techniques can be used whether searching the library's catalog, PRIMO—or many research databases.

Try your own search in Primo, the library catalog and discovery service

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Cover your bases

Also try HCC Library databases. Filter by subject—or try the databases that are recommended on this guide.