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COM 101 - Kane - Culture and Communication - Spring 2021

This guide provides resources to help students successfully complete the Culture Project assignment to demonstrate an understanding of another's culture.

Use Search It!

Search It! is a search tool (discovery service) that searches many sources simultaneously. You will find books, ebooks, videos, articles, and links to databases or library guides. Get the most out of Search It! by using the limits listed under Refine Results in the left side menu.

Suggested searches to try

Search Examples to try: (capitalization not necessary)

"national characteristics" and Ethiopia

India AND (customs or culture)

Saudi Arabia AND national culture

"popular culture" and Japan

Japan* and fashion and culture

Refining and Limiting Results

The image below shows a short list of results from a keyword search in Search It! In the left column, under Refine Results, are options to limit your search. Limits include Source Types, Publication Date, Location, and Subject.

Viewing an Article in Search It!

The image below shows the Detailed Record that appears when you click on the title of a search result. The center column of the record contains author, date, source, and subject headings, and may include an abstract (summary). The right column provides Tools to email, print, save, and cite.  Full text of the article may also appear below the description, or as a link on the left under the Detailed Record icon. Since Search It! finds results in many different sources, you often have to follow a path to locate the full text. 

St. Louis Community College Libraries

Florissant Valley Campus Library
3400 Pershall Rd.
Ferguson, MO 63135-1408
Phone: 314-513-4514

Forest Park Campus Library
5600 Oakland
St. Louis, MO 63110-1316
Phone: 314-644-9210

Meramec Campus Library
11333 Big Bend Road
St. Louis, MO 63122-5720
Phone: 314-984-7797

Wildwood Campus Library
2645 Generations Drive
Wildwood, MO 63040-1168
Phone: 636-422-2000