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CultureGrams: About

CultureGrams from ProQuest goes beyond basic facts and figures on more than 200 countries, with up-to-date reports detailing daily life and culture, history, customs and lifestyle from an insider's perspective.


Do you have an idea or suggestion to enhance CultureGrams? Use the CultureGrams Idea Exchange to let us know about it.

All CultureGrams videos that feature spoken audio now include closed captions and full transcripts. 

Using CultureGrams in the classroom?  Check out new scavenger hunts under Using CultureGrams in the Classroom/Learning Activities!

Content Types

  • Individual Country, State, and Province Reports                 
  • PDFs
  • Accessible Reports
  • Photo Galleries
  • Slideshows
  • Videos
  • Famous People Biographies
  • Interviews (of children and adults)
  • Recipes
  • Graphs & Data Tables (including create-your own functionality)
  • Infographics
  • Flags
  • Maps 
  • Did You Knows
  • Glossary of Cultural Terms
  • Audio Files
  • World Time Clock
  • Distance Calculator
  • Currency Converter
  • Citation Generator
  • E-mail Function
  • Text-to-Speech Functionality
  • Teaching Activities
  • Curriculum Standards Correlations
  • Usage Reports

Curricular Uses

  • Language Arts
  • History
  • Geography
  • Current Events
  • Global Cultures
  • Math


  • In-country experts
  • CIA World Factbook
  • The World Bank
  • United Nations Development Programme
  • U.S. Census Bureau
  • Statistics Canada
  • Census of Canada 


What is CultureGrams?

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CultureGrams™ is a leading reference for concise and reliable cultural information on the countries of the world. With world events increasingly affecting our lives, it's more important than ever to educate students about the world around them, and for college students and business people to stay up-to-date.

CultureGrams provides country reports that go beyond mere facts and figures to deliver a one-of-a-kind perspective on daily life and culture, including the background, customs, and lifestyles of the world's people.  The reports are written and reviewed by in-country experts and are updated as new information becomes available, so you can be sure you are offering only the very best, most current information to staff and students.  Users link to the reports via an engaging, map-based interface that can be accessed anywhere, anytime.

World Edition-Cultural reports for more than 200 countries.  Each include 25 categories such as Land and Climate, History, Personal Appearance, Greetings, Dating and Marriage, Family, Diet, Housing, Holidays, Economy, Education, Health, and more.

Kids Edition-This collection of more than 185+ country reports teaches upper elementary-aged and middle school users about the world around them.  Each report includes up-to-date, engaging cultural information, complete with images, an historical timeline, fun facts, and sections on history, population, "life as a kid," and more.

States Edition-These colorful and easy-to-read state reports help upper elementary-aged students understand the diversity and history of each U.S. state and the District of Columbia.  Reports include maps, flags, symbols, and timelines, plus sections on history, economy, geography, population, and more.

Provinces Edition-This edition contains kid-friendly reports on all 13 Canadian provinces and territories.  Reports include images, maps, charts, data tables, and fun facts, plus sections on the environment, culture, government, first inhabitants, and more.