River Parishes Community College Library

Sociology and Women & Gender Studies

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General Reference
Contemporary Social Problems
Marriage and Family
Human Relations
Women & Gender Studies

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Searching the Catalog and eBook Collection

For research in the culture and customs of various countries, regions, ethnic groups, etc., try a “title” or “series” search in the Online Catalog or eBook Collection (login required off-campus) for books like “Culture and Customs” or “World Cultures” for items such as:

  • Culture and Customs of Korea,
    2000, by Donald N. Clark, an e-book (login required off-campus).
  • World Cultures: France, call number: DC 33 .D59 2004, located on our shelves.

You can also search the Online Catalog for items using the country or cultural name along with terms like “customs” or “culture,” such as “Peru and culture,” as “keywords anywhere” to locate resources like:

  • Culture and Customs of Peru, 2003, by Cesar Ferreira,
    Available in print, call number: F 3448 .F37 2003,or online as an e-book (login required off-campus).

Browse our shelves in these call number sections:

  • D – World history including culture and ethnicity of countries and regions the world outside of the Americas.
    • DA through DR – Europe.
    • DS – Asia.
    • DT – Africa.
    • DU – Oceania (South Seas; Australia, New Zealand, etc.).
  • E to F – History of the Americas.
    • E51 to E73 – Pre-Columbian America. The Indians.
    • E99 – Indians of North America – Indian tribes and cultures.
    • F1 to F975 – United States local history.
      • F200 to F380 – Culture, ethnicity, and history of Louisiana.
    • F1001 to F1145.2 – Canada.
    • F1201 to F3799 – Latin America. Spanish America.
  • G – Geography. Anthropology. Recreation.
    • G140 – Great cities of the world
    • G149 to G180 – Travel.
  • GN – Anthropology
    • GN357 to GN674 – Ethnology. Social and cultural anthropology.
  • GR – Folklore.
  • GT – Manners and customs.

Try these general reference materials located on our shelves:

  • Countries and Their Cultures, Call number: GN 307 .C68 2001 REF, in 4 volumes.
  • Encyclopedia of Food and Culture, Call number: GT 2850 .E53 2003 REF, in 3 volumes.
  • Ethnic Groups Worldwide, Call number: GN 325 .L46 1998.
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States 2007, Call number: HA 202 .S797 2007.
  • World Book Encyclopedia, Call number: AE 5 .W55 2005 REF, in 22 volumes.
  • Worldmark Encyclopedia of Nations, Call number: G 63 .W67 2001, in 6 volumes.

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