Travel and Business Etiquette

Good manners can make life go more smoothly. Learn more with the resources below.

Travel Etiquette Websites

Google the phrase "passenger shaming" to see pages about airline passengers who violate acceptable social standards. Check out this fast-paced, humorous video to avoid being featured: 

Cross-cultural Business Communication

Business Librarian

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Joyce A. Miller
Above: Joyce on college's 2017 trip to Ecuador, with live volcano Cotopaxi.
Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Library Science; Part-time Reference Librarian (two days a week during Spring & Fall semesters). Liaison to Business and Science Divisions.
SUNY Adirondack, 640 Bay Road Queensbury NY 12804
(Please call me Joyce, or Professor Miller.)

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Article Databases

Search for magazine, journal and newspaper articles using these databases. Try an Advanced Search such as:

[your country]
AND etiquette or customs or cultur*

The asterisk (*) will find all endings to a word: culture, cultures, cultural. (It's a search technique called truncation, or a wildcard ending.) Other search terms you may want to try are:

Cross-cultural differences
Business etiquette
Corporate culture
International trade
International business enterprises

Business communication

Country Overviews

These reference book chapters offer quick overviews about your country, and may offer etiquette tips. Search these from home, logging in with your username password if prompted.

Travel Etiquette Books

You may borrow the books listed below. They are on the second floor of the library on the Queensbury campus. To find more, search the book database with the terms [your country] and guidebooks to find travel guidebooks about your country. These books will mention customs and etiquette recommendations. Some of these are electronic books that you can read on the screen.

You can also try this search: Etiquette and [your country].

Etiquette Books

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