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Countries and Cultures: Digital Resources

Intercultural communication

Country & Culture Resources: Library Databases

SFCC Library Databases

You will need to use your Bigfoot email and password to login to the SFCC library databases.

Username: First name first initial of last name last 4 numbers of your student ID 

Password: defaults to your entire student ID number if you've never changed it.

Need to reset your password? Contact IT Help Desk at 509-533-4357.



Need to know how to get your SPL card online? Check out this guide. It will tell you how to create your SPL card, as well as how to set up your Kanopy account with your SPL card number.

International Business

Streaming videos - Intercultural Films

Available via SFCC Library

Smoke Signals: Film poster Good Hair Film Poster  Paradise Now Film Poster  AiWeiwei: Never Sorry Film Poster   Babies Film Poster  Monsoon Wedding Film Poster  Jiro Dreams of Sushi Film Poster  Billy Elliott Film Poster

To Access Swank via SFCC Library

Login using your Bigfoot email and password.

Username: First Name First Initial of Last Name Last 4 numbers of your CTC ID (ex.

Password: defaults to your entire CTCID unless you've changed it.

Need to reset your password? Contact IT Help Desk at 509-533-4357
Need help with the database? Contact a Librarian at 509-533-3834 or 24/7 Chat

Available via Spokane Public Library

Makala Film PosterArab Blues film poster Tehran Blues film poster Face Places film poster Dreamings: The Art of Aboriginal Australia film poster 

To access Kanopy via SPL:

1. You will need a Spokane Public Library card number and pin. All SFCC students, staff and faculty can get SPL cards. Visit our SPL Guide to learn how to create your Spokane Public Library card number and pin online.

2. Use your SPL card number and pin to set up your Kanopy account. Check out our SPL guide on how to set up your Kanopy account.

Browse Film Titles:

You can search for a specific country or culture in the search box. OR...

You can use the BROWSE drop down menu next to the search box and then choose a subheading under Global Studies & LanguagesDocumentaries or Social Sciences to browse content.  

Using Google to Find Videos

How to Search

Search for the name of the culture or country or specific city and a specific cultural event or a general cultural term or activity


  • Life in Barcelona
  • Travelogue South Africa
  • Marriage in Thailand
  • Cultural Traditions in Chile OR Culture in Chile

Where to Search

Country & Cultures Resources: Free Web Sites


Consider the perspective of your content.
Look for information directly from that country or culture also.

  • Check out official country websites.
  • Check out related organizations or associations in that country.
  • Don't forget that not all information has to be text - check out videos and podcasts.