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The South: Culture and History: Business, Tourism, and Globalization

This library guide is designed for researchers studying any topics related to the South's culture and history.


The U.S. Chamber of Commerce site offers links to chambers in specific cities in the Southeast.

Find a directory of chambers of commerce, visitor bureaus, and tourist guides at this site.


Facing South--a great newsletter for Southern topics described as "a new voice for a changing South." 

Gun and Garden: Soul of the South--"A Southern lifestyle magazine that's all about the magic of the new South - sporting culture, food, music, art, literature, people, and ideas."

LexisNexis Academic- an exceptional resource for news topics from the past twenty years. You can focus your search on news sources from Alabama or other Southern states.  Includes foreign newspapers, news wires, TV and radio news transcripts, college newspapers, and political polls. Users must first choose the type of information they want to search from the menus before searching. Includes transcripts from shows like Oprah Winfrey, Larry King, Entertainment Tonight, 60 Minutes.

National Public Radio--offers news stories about life in the South.

Newspaper Source--many major Southern newspapers from the 1990s to the present day. small town and big city newspapers from the South from the 1800s to the present. 

ProQuest Newspapers --the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and many other Southern papers.

Southern Spaces--"an interdisciplinary journal about regions, places, and cultures of the American South and their global connection."


You can also uses Googles News to find articles focused on a specific region of the South:

>Go to Google News Advanced Search

>Type in your city or region in the "Location" field near the bottom.

>Type keywords in the top.

>Hit "Search"



You can search for books at UA using Scout. Scout will look for books at almost all of the campus libraries, and give you the titles, call numbers, and locations of the books.  Just type in your keywords and hit search! 

Commercial Seafood and Aquaculture

The Gulf of Mexico offers a bonanza of shrimp, fish, and crabs that support the South's commercial seafood industry.

Louisiana, with its extensive swamps and bayous, also has a large crawfish industry


Commercial seafood consists of catching wild shrimp, fish, and crabs.  On the other hand, aquaculture is the deliberate cultivation of aquatic species, often in tanks or artifiical ponds, and sometimes known as "fish farming."  The South boasts a large aquaculture industry that produces catfish--as well as alligators and other marine species!  Check out these links for more:

Alabama Catfish Producers

Alligator Aquaculture in the South

Aquaculture Science