Posted by: montclairlibrary | October 6, 2015

Explore the world

Travel books photo by Vanessa Chettleburgh via Flickr

Did you know your OPL card gives you access to Culturegrams, an online tool which delivers concise, reliable and up-to-date cultural information on the countries of the world?

Culturegrams include facts, photos, videos, flags, graphs, recipes, maps and greetings, as well as information on the country’s clothing, money, weather and famous people. Use the information to write a report, plan a trip or just learn about the world. In addition to country info, they have info on US states and Canadian provinces, and special Kids’ Editions of the country reports.

According to the OPL website, “It goes beyond mere facts and figures to deliver an insider’s perspective on daily life and culture, including the history, customs and lifestyles of the world’s people.”

You can view the Culturegram online or download a detailed PDF of the info.

To access Culturegrams, start on the Online Resources section of the OPL website and scroll down to Country Information, the click on the CultureGrams link. Sign in with your library account info and start exploring the world!

Tip: If you’re in the market for travel and geography info, you’ll find lots more books in the non-fiction 900 section of the library.

Photo: Vanessa Chettleburgh via Flickr / Creative Commons

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