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Armchair Travel : Recommended Resources

Be transported someplace new...from the comfort of your own home. Armchair travel allows you to take a virtual vacation in your mind by reading a travel narrative or learning about a new country and its culture through a guidebook or simply by looking at

Suggested databases for articles on other countries and cultures

Google Scholar Search

Google Scholar includes both books and articles. Be careful when selecting that the source is reputable. If an article is not made freely available online, remember that you can use the BC3 Library's Request an Article service to request it and we will do our best to obtain it and email it to you - free of charge.

Rick Steves Egypt: Yesterday & Today

What is it like to live in Antartica?

Rick Steves: Highlights of Paris

Rick Steves: Scotland's Highlands

For all the Outlander fans, this is for you.

Featured Print Books

Featured E-Books

Related Guides by the BC3 Library

The Academic Article

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The BC3 Library has both print and electronic books for books on travel/other countries and cultures. They are all listed in the BC3 Library Catalog where you will find Dewey call numbers to locate books on the shelves (lower level of the library) and links to connect you to e-books. E-books can also be searched separately in our two e-book collections: e-Book Central by Proquest and e-Book Collection by EBSCO.

Browsing the Stacks

900 is the section of the library for books on history and geography.

913–919 is for books on geography and travel in specific continents, countries, localities; extraterrestrial worlds.


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