Note: The library is open on Tuesday & Thursday evenings for SMARTS
A SAMPLE OF BOOKS AT LEILEHUA HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY
R 031 Wor The World Book Encyclopedia of People and Places, 6 vol. Chicago:World Book, 2002.
R 305.8 Wor Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life, 4 vol. Detroit:Gale, 1998.
R 306 Cou Countries and their Cultures. NY:Macmillan Reference USA, 2001.
R 391 Ken Kennett, Frances. Ethnic Dress. NY:Facts on File, 1995.
R 394.26 Jun Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Holidays. Detroit:UXL, 2000.
R 910 L Lands and People, 6 vol. CT:Grolier, 2003..
R 910 Wor Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations. Detroit:Thomson Gale, 2004.
ASK FOR THESE BOOKS AT THE CIRCULATION DESK
Flags of the world, 9 vol. CT:Grolier, 1998.
Culturegrams. UT:Bringham Young University, various copyright dates.
BOOKS ON DIFFERENT CULTURES/ETHNIC GROUPS - Use OPAC and search by specific country to find the call numbers. Look for books that describe the culture of the country, rather than the history of a country.
There is a "Reserved" cart in the Reference area.
LIBRARY ELECTRONIC SOURCES
See librarian for bibliography samples
TOPICS AND KEYWORDS: For specific information about your country, use the BOOLEAN command of AND.
For example, [women AND China] = computer searches for information that contain the keywords "women" and "China".
OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) - find our book collection here! (Note: book catalog can only be accessed at school)
EBSCO Online - Great place for current event articles
World Book Online- Start here to get basic information
Opposing Viewpoints - Find out the pro and cons of current issues
Biography Resource Center- Information about famous people, past and present, including personal facts, occupation, nationality, etc.
Encyclopedia Britannica - Another source to get basic information
Culturegrams- Information about the customs, festivals and geographical information about countries
Issues - current hot topics available here!
World at War - All the details of war, past and present
World History - Ancient and Medieval Times - Find all you need for your projects!
World History - Modern Era - Up to date information on historical events!
INTERNET WEBSITES - Librarian's Choice of search engine: www.google.com
Search by Country and the topic (such as: changing role of women in Japan)
To find general information, start with World Book Online
National Geographic Website provides pictures and maps of different countries and places.
U.S. Department of State website.
See "country notes" under Other Information
C.I.A. World Factbook
Lonely Planet - electronic version of popular guidebooks
Travel Channel - from television to you
FESTIVALS, HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS AROUND THE WORLD
Holidays Around the World
Holidays on the Net
New Year Traditions
A World of Festivals
FESTIVALS AND TRADITIONS - PERSONAL ENTRIES
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATIONS - Look in your agenda, see Librarian for sample sheets or click on Bibliography Format