Resources for COMM112 (Chou)

Reference Books in the Chemeketa Community College Library

  • R 306.03 IL6        The Illustrated encyclopedia of mankind
  • R 306.097 En1     The Encyclopedia of world cultures
  • R 305.8003 W89  Worldmark encyclopedia of cultures and daily life
  • R 305.803 En1     Encyclopedia of cultural anthropology
  • R 394.26 F715     The Folklore of world holidays
  • R 909.83 C89w    Culturegrams
  • R 960 M85          Peoples of the world: Africans south of the Sahara

Finding Books at Chemeketa and our Partner Libraries

The library catalog is used to find books and audio-visual materials at Chemeketa Community College library and other public and college/university libraries.  The catalog is online at
Try starting with a Subject search for country or cultural group

Country subject search

Cultural group subject search

Another option is to do a keyword search. Type in words and phrases to describe what you are looking for. Use and between terms.

Search results in the catalog will include items that have your keywords in the title or description of what the item is about.  Use the call number to find the book on the shelf. You may find more than one book that is useful in that call number area. Books check out for three weeks.


In the catalog you may also search for materials available at public libraries in Polk, Marion, or Yamhill counties. To search the public libraries, choose "All CCRLS Libraries" in the drop down menu (see picture below). You may use your student ID card to request to have CCRLS materials delivered (free of charge).

HINT: in the 395.52 call number area you will find books on business etiquette around the world. These usually include information on culture and communication.

Useful Websites:

Use Databases to Find Articles and Other Resources

Databases are used to find articles.  There are many different databases available for different topics.  Go to to select and use library databases. From off campus, you will be prompted to enter your My Chemeketa username/password for access.

Recommended databases for this assignment are:

  • Academic OneFile [Gale] – Mostly scholarly journals on a variety of topics.
  • General OneFile [Gale] - Provides full text for over 5,000 periodicals.
  • Student Resources in Context [Gale] - click on "Topics" in the black navigation bar.

Academic OneFile & General OneFile – Subject Search

In this database, start by clicking on Browse Subjects in the yellow bar.  Enter a subject term and click on Go.

Look for your term in the results.  If you don’t find what you’re looking for, try another search or ask for help

Clicking on  will pop down a list of subdivisions. Look for subdivisions related to culture. The number to the right indicates the number of articles on that subject.


Clicking on a subject will retrieve a list of articles.  Articles with the icon are available in full text.

Full text articles, article summaries, and citations can be printed, saved or e-mailed to any e-mail address.

Academic OneFile & General OneFile – Keyword Search

Another search option is the keyword search. Use Advanced search and enter words to describe your topic.  The * symbol tells the database to find Pakistan, Pakistani or Pakistanis.

Student Resources in Context (database)

From the Chemeketa Library Database page, scroll down the alphabetical list to The Student Resources in Context database. Click on the database name. Once inside the Student Resources in Context database, click on "Topics" in the black navigation bar to see a list of subjects. The subject list is arranged alphabetically and includes country profiles.

To comment or request help, please e-mail Reference or call 503.399.5231.

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Updated: 23 Nov. 2011