Research Guide for

COMM 1131 Intercultural Communication (Pearson)

Research Countries and Cultures (Databases)

A to Z the World
Country reports for 175 countries include basic geography and political information as well as descriptions of business culture, human rights and religious freedom information, and travel warnings.

CountryWatch Country Reviews
An up-to-date source of information on countries of the world. CountryWatch provides both basic statistic and in-depth information on political and social conditions.

Research Countries and Cultures (Books)

Book Search

Book Search searches the listing of books and ebooks available at the Normandale Library.

Note: Book Search results include both online ebooks and paper books available for pickup at the library. Follow these instructions to request a paper book (PDF) be held for pickup.




Gale eBooks
Gale eBooks is a collection of full-text e-books including encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other reference books in biography, history, literature, medicine, and more.

Find Media Examples

Films On Demand

ProQuest News & Newspapers
Provides full text coverage of thousands of U.S. newspapers.

Ask a Librarian

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Access Databases from Off Campus

Access Databases from Off Campus
In order to access databases and other Library resources from off campus, login with your StarID and password when prompted.  Off-campus access to library databases is only available to current Normandale students, staff, and faculty.

Cite your Sources (MLA)

MLA Quick Guide
See MLA citation examples for the most common types of sources (8th edition).

MLA Formatting and Style Guide (OWL at Purdue)
This website offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, and the Works Cited page.