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Available to members of Thrall. Includes "historical information, statistics, maps, and news about countries around the world."
Holidays Symbols and Customs
Available to members of Thrall. "People everywhere gather to celebrate different types of holidays and festivals, which reflect the history and identity of people of all cultures. This edition of Holiday Symbols and Customs provides an introduction to the many ways in which people celebrate and find meaning in these traditions."
Multicultural Databases
Available to members of Thrall. Titles include: Encyclopedia of Irish History and Culture, Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture, Encyclopedia of World Biography, and many more.
Smithsonian Global Sound
Available to members of Thrall. Described as "a virtual encyclopedia of the world's musical and aural traditions."
Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life
Available to members of Thrall. This five-volume online encyclopedia "covers cultural groups in Asia, Europe, the Americas and Africa."
See also our Biography, Music, and Religion databases.
Web Resources
Cultures - General Information
"A searchable database of anthropological texts." Multilingual.
Anthropology Resources on the Internet
Topics include: Anthropologists, Anthropology and Technology, Biological/Physical Anthropology, Applied/Practicing Anthropology, Archaeology, Ethnography, Funding Opportunities, Lists/Discussion Groups, Literature and Libraries, Museums, News and Media, Organizations and Institutes, Resources for Teachers/Professors, Visual Anthropology. From the American Anthropological Association.
Anthropology and Archaeology News
Cultural Anthropology Tutorials
Topics include: Cultures around the world, Economic Systems, Ethnicity and Race, Glossary of Terms, Human Culture, Kinship, Language and Culture, Marriage , Medical Anthropology, Patterns of Subsistence, Political Organization, Process of Socialization, Religion, Social Control, Social Organization. Also includes a glossary of anthropological terms. From Palomar College.
Culture and Traditions Channel
"Cultures and Traditions takes a look at how people interact with each other. This might be through sub-cultures, relationships, fads or religion and spirituality." Includes subcultures. From How Stuff Works.
The Cultures and History of the Americas
From the Library of Congress.
Global Gateway: World Culture and Resources
From the Library of Congress.
Google Cultural Institute
"We have created this site to provide a visually rich and interactive online experience for telling cultural stories in new ways. Discover exhibits by expert curators, find artifacts, view photographs, read original manuscripts, watch videos, and more. " From Google and partners.
Multicultural and International Information Databases

Cultures - Cultural Activity by Topic
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