eHRAF World Cultures (Human Relations Area Files)
This tool helps you learn about contemporary (and also historical) cultures as documented by anthropologists (NOTE: some of the ethnographies are quite old, so check the publication date).
The World Cultures database includes full text ethnographies you can search or browse by culture group or topic. Note that each paragraph is coded for the subjects covered in that paragraph, so searching by subject codes can make your search more efficient.
First use the BROWSE CULTURES tab to see if your culture is included (you can browse by culture name, region, or country by clicking on one of the buttons at the top of the page).
Be sure to click on the link to the CULTURAL SUMMARY and read that -- there may be info there you can use.
Also click on the COLLECTION DOCUMENTS for a list of the books/articles about that group. Choose one, click on BODY to see the full document and browse through the table of contents for a chapter on the info you need.
You can also use the ADVANCED SEARCH to choose your culture and add your SUBJECTS (which work better than keywords - using the database's OCM codes for searching is much more effective). This will take you to specific paragraphs about your subject.