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Resources on Global Perspectives

This guide has been developed to assist with research that is global or international in scope.

Culture Shock! Book Series

A cross-cultural reference series for understanding local customs and etiquette. The books are updated periodically and written by individual authors. Recent editions have been published by Marshall Cavendish Press in the U.S. Search the library catalog for the newest listings. A small selection is listed below.

Australia 

Beijing 

Borneo 

Brazil 

Czech Republic 

Denmark 

Ecuador 

France 

Germany 

Hong Kong 

Japan 

Korea 

 

 

London 

Malaysia 

Mauritius 

Morocco 

Netherlands 

New Zealand 

Philippines 

Portugal 

Saudi Arabia 

Scotland 

Singapore 

Sri Lanka 

 

Open Access Online Books (eBooks)

Most of the resources on this page are "closed access" and only available to the OSU community. However, if you're a visitor from outside the OSU community you might be interested in learning more about open access options. Open access is the practice of providing unrescricted access to content. A useful Website, "How-to-Geek", has put together a guide with directions and links to free eBook resources. Please note, most of the books available were published before 1950.

CORE is a useful site for searching open access scholarly books and articles.