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Library Basics (a reminder)

  • GIL Universal Catalog / GIL Express (guide)
    • The GIL Universal Catalog allows you to search for library books across the University System of Georgia.  GIL Express allows you to have those books delivered to any USG library within 5-7 days

Keyword search

  • From the Odum Library Homepage (www.valdosta.edu/academics/library/), click on the Books tab
  • In the Search box type in the keywords for your topic.
  • Note that the drop-down menu also gives you choices for title, author, and subject heading.
  • Click Find to conduct your search.

Advanced search 

  • From the Books tab, click on the GIL-FIND@VSU Library Catalog link.
  • Select the Advanced Search link at the top of the page to combine search terms and select fields and formats for your search.

Search results

  • Narrow Search results using the options in the left margin.
  • Locate the book using the location and call number. You can text the call number from the GIL-Find catalog.

Other options for searching for books

  • Classic GIL@VSU Catalog—offers advanced searching in fields such as exact titles, subject headings, locations such as Reference or 3rd Floor Shelves, etc. Also contains a tab for searching Course Reserves.
  • GIL Universal Catalog—expands the Classic Gil@VSU catalog to search for and request books from all University System of Georgia libraries. 
  • eBooks (the box on the left hand side of the page has links to eBooks from EBSCOhost, ebrary, and Gale Virtual Reference Library).
  • WorldCat Catalog—searches multiple library catalogs from around the world to locate records for books, websites and internet resources, manuscripts, maps, computer programs, musical scores, films and slides, newspapers, journals and magazines, and sound recordings.

Using interlibrary loan

Interlibrary Loan allows you to request articles, books, and other materials from other libraries.  You can use ILLiad, our online interlibrary loan system, to get articles in 2-5 days, or books in 2 weeks. 

Reference Materials

You will find relevant print reference sources in both the main reference collection and the "reference alcove." Please ask the Reference Library on duty at the reference desk for assistance in finding materials.

The library's online reference sources can be accessed through the Odum Library e-reference shelf.


Sources Covering Multiple Regions

  • Craighead's International Business, Travel and Relocation Guide to 90 Countries 
    [REF] HF5549.5 .E45 c73 2004-2005 (Temporarily Shelved at Reserve Desk) 
    Gives detailed information on trade law, work ethics, unions, minimum wage, advertising, business customs, etc. 
  • Doing Business Anywhere; The Essential Guide to Going Global (e-book)
  • International Encyclopedia of Business and Management [REF] HF1001 .I53 1996 (Temporarily Shelved at Reserve Desk) 
    A six-volume set containing country-specific information about management. Volume 6 is the Index. You can use the Index to look up information on your country
    • by the country name 
    • under the entry for management by location. 
  • Dun & Bradstreet's Guide to Doing Business Around the World 
    [REF] HF1416 .M78 2001-- Ask at the Reference Desk 
  • Foreign Labor Trends--type this phrase as a title search into the catalog, and you will get a series of publications from the Bureau of International Labor Affairs of the U.S. Department of Labor, arranged alphabetically by country, on foreign labor trends in over 100 countries of the world.
  • The Daily Telegraph Guide to Working Abroad
    [REF] HF5549.5.E45 G64 2000 
  • Europa World Year Book
    [REF] JN1 .E85 -- Ask at Reference Desk for latest edition
  • Political Handbook of the World 
    [REF] JF37 .P6 -- Ask at Reference Desk 
  • Risk: A Country-By-Country Guide 
    HG 4538 .R57 (3rd Floor) 
    Topics covered for each country include: risk assessment, assets, weaknesses, market overview, attitude towards foreign investors, imports and exports. 
  • World Factbook (internet site) 
    Basic country profiles from the CIA.

Sources by Region or Continent


  • Africa 2002 [REF] DT1 .A37 2002

Americas: North and South

  • World Trade Press Country Business Guides
    [REF] HD62.4 .W67 no.1-10
    Detailed information concerning trade law, trade shows, hot items, business etiquette, etc. Countries available: Argentina and Mexico. 
  • Consumer Latin America 
    [REF] HC130 .C6 C67 2000-2001 
    Primarily a statistical source. Demographics, economic and cultural indicators, product sales statistics, etc., arranged by country.
  • The South American Handbook. (Regional Handbook of Economic Development series) REF HC 165 .S63 2002


  • World Trade Press Country Business Guides
    [REF] HD62.4 .W67 no.1-10
    Detailed information concerning trade law, trade shows, hot items, business etiquette, etc. Countries available: China, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, Philippines, Singapore, and Taiwan. 
  • Consumer Asia [REF] HC411 .C66 2000 
    Primarily a statistical source. Demographics, economic and cultural indicators, product sales statistics, etc., arranged by country. 
  • Doing Business in China (e-book)
  • Doing Business in India (e-book) Includes chapters on the influence of Hiinduism on managerial behavior, and how to communicate with Indians.
  • Doing Business in Today's India (e-book) Includes chapters on Basic Indian Business Law and Indian History for the Business Person, as well as an appendix listing additional readings.
  • Hong Kong Business: the portable encyclopedia for doing business with Hong Kong . [REF] HD62.4 .W67 no. 9 1994 
  • The India Handbook. (Regional Handbook of Economic Development series) [REF] HC435.2 .I5327 1997 
  • The Japan Handbook. ( Regional Handbook of Economic Development series) HC462.9 .J3195 1998 (3rd Floor) 
  • Singapore Business: the portable encyclopedia for doing business with Singapore . [REF] HD62.4 .W67 no. 10 1994
  • The Southeast Asia Handbook. (Regional Handbook of Economic Development series) [REF] HC441 .S68 2001

Europe and the Former Soviet Republics

  • Setting Up a Business in Europe 
    [REF] HD2346 .E85 M6713 1999
    Sections for each country include: labor law, key statistics, legal forms, and investment incentives. 
  • The Central and Eastern Europe Handbook. (Regional Handbook of Economic Development series) 
    [REF] HC244 .C3695 1999 
  • The CIS Handbook. (Regional Handbook of Economic Development) (Covers former Soviet republics)
    [REF] HC336.27 .C58 1999 
  • Doing Business in Azerbaijan 
    [REF] HC415.18 .D65 2000 
  • Doing Business in Croatia 
    [REF] HG5688.A3 D65 1998
  • Doing Business with the Czech Republic 
    [REF] HG5470.3 .A3 D64 2001
  • Doing Business in Emerging Europe 
    [REF] HF1532.7 .Z368 2003 
  • Doing Business with France
    [REF] HG5472 .D64 1998 
  • Doing Business with Germany 
    [REF] HG5495 .D64 1999
  • Doing Business in Poland 
    [REF] HG5587 .D65 2000 
  • Doing Business in Romania 
    [REF] HF3747 .D65 1999 
  • Doing Business in Russia and the NIS
    Y 4.SE 2:R 92/5 (Government Documents)

Middle East

  • Consumer Middle East 
    [REF] HC415.15 .Z9 C6 
    Primarily a statistical source. Demographics, economic and cultural indicators, product sales statistics, etc., arranged by country. 
  • Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East & North Africa 
    [REF] DS43 .E53 2004

Do's and Don'ts: Etiquette

  • Cross-Cultural Business Behavior (e-book)
  • Culture shock! : Italy DG 451 .F35 2001 --Though this is the only book in this series we own, numerous other volumes can be found in the Universal catalog by searching the title Culture Shock; entries include countries as exotic as Myanmar and Cuba.
  • Dictionary of Worldwide Gestures (Temporarily shelved at reserve desk) 
    [REF] PN4165 .B37 1997
  • Do's and Taboos Around the World. 3rd ed. (Temporarily shelved at the reserve desk.) 
    [REF] HF5387 .D66 1993 
  • Essential Do's and Taboos (e-book)
  • Global Etiquette Guide to Asia
    [REF] BJ1838 .F67 2000 
  • How to Negotiate Anything with Anyone Anywhere Around the World.
    [REF} HD58.6 .A27 2008 (Temporarily Shelved at Reserve Desk)
  • International business etiquette. Asia & the Pacific Rim : what you need to know to conduct business abroad with charm and savvy.
    HF5389.3 .A78 S23 2002
  • International Business Etiquette Internet Sourcebook (Web site from the Agri-Food Trade Service of Canada with PDFs of tips for business travellers to the following countries: Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Finland, France, General Asia, General Latin America, General Middle East, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Panama, Peru, the Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela, Vietnam, and advice for women business travellers.)
  • Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands: How to Do Business in Sixty Countries 
    [READY REF] BF5389 .M67 2006 -- Ask at Reference Desk
  • A number of books of books can be found about etiquette in various regions of the world by doing a subject search in the Classic GIL Catalog under the subject, Business Etiquette. You will first see the subject, then the subject with alphabetical subheadings after it for each country for which we have either books or e-books.

Book Series

  • See the many books published by the Intercultural Press.
  • See also the books published by NTC Business Books. You can pull these up by doing a Keyword search combining NTC Business Books limited to Publisher: Name and Business Etiquette limited to Keyword Title/Subject. We have books for four countries, China, Japan, Korea, and Russia, some of which are e-books, but it is possible that more countries are available through the same search in the Universal Catalog.
  • See also World Trade Press' " Passport to the World" series. These are available as e-books. Countries included in this series are: Argentina, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, the USA, United Kingdom, and Vietnam.

Other Aspects of Culture

  • Dictionary of Languages (e-book)
  • Encyclopedia of Food and Culture (3 vols)
    [REF] GT2850 .E53 2003 
  • Encyclopedia of World Sport (3 vols) 
    [REF] GV567 .E56 1996 
  • Garland Encyclopedia of World Music (10 vols) 
    [REF] M100 .G16 1998 
  • Geo-data: The World Geographical Encyclopedia 
    [REF] G103.5 .G36 2003 
  • Greenwood Encyclopedia of Women's Issues Worldwide (6 vols)
    [REF] HQ1115 .G74 2003
  • Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations of the World Dictionary [E-book]
    [REF] GT 3925 .H64 2005
  • How to be a Perfect Stranger: a guide to etiquette in other people’s religious ceremonies 
    [REF] BJ2010 M34 1996
  • International Handbook of Funeral Customs
    [REF] GT3150 M27 1998
  • The JVC/Smithsonian Folkways Video Anthology of Music and Dance from the Americas (6 videocassettes and 6 guides of music and dance from the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and Central and South America) 
    FAMC M1627 .J3 1990
  • The JVC Video Anthology of World Music and Dance (30 videocassettes and 9 guides of music and dance from over 70 different countries and cultures) 
    FAMC M1627 .J35 1995
  • Marriage Customs of the World: from Henna to Honeymoons 
    [REF] GT2690 .M65 2004
  • The New Encyclopedia of Islam. 3rd ed. Articles in this one volume discuss beliefs, practices, history, and culture of the Islamic world. 
    [REF] BP40 .G42 2008
  • The Oxford Companion to Food 
    [REF] TX349 .D36 1999
  • Traditional festivals: a multicultural encyclopedia (2 vols)
    [REF] GT3925 .R65 2005
  • World Directory of Minorities 
    [REF] HM201 .W67 1989
  • A World of Food: tastes & taboos in different cultures (DVD)
    GT2860 .W67 2000 
  • World Music: The Rough Guide (Library has volume 2 only) 
    [REF] M102 .W67 W67 1999 
  • Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life 
    [REF] GN333 .W67 1998 (Temporarily Shelved at Reserve Desk)
  • Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices (3 vols; vol. 1 deals with religions and denominations, vols. 2-3 are alphabetically by country)) 
    [REF] BL80.3 .W67 2006 
  • You are Cordially Invited to Weddings : Dating & Love Customs of Cultures Worldwide 
    [REF] GT2690 .M67 1999


Locating Relevant Literature


Business / Industry Resources


Economic Data Resources (United States)


Economic Data Resources (Worldwide)


News Sources (U.S. and International)