Search the Library catalog for books, e-books, encyclopedias, DVDs, streaming media, government documents, etc.
Search these collections for overviews of countries - people, government, geography, culture, religion, education, health & medicine, etc.
Always consider the many words which are used to refer to one thing or phenomenon. It is helpful to use a variety of terms in your searches to see which provides you with the best results. Terminology also changes with time and with attitudes but also with research and discovery.
Here are some examples of words which express the same or similar concepts:
Ritual, Practice, Belief, Custom ( and their plurals)
Bereavement, Grief, Mourning
Hispanic, Latinas/Latinos, Mexican, Mexican American, Central Americans
Alzheimer's, Dementia, Senility
Aged, Elderly, Older Persons, Seniors
Mental Illness, Mental Health, Depression, Bipolar/manic depressive, Schizophrenia
Religion, Spirituality, Faith
African, West Africans, Congolese
Birth, Childbirth, Prenatal, Natality, Childbearing,
Child Rearing, Parents/Parenting,