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Political Handbook of the World
Political Handbook of the World. Basic resource for finding facts and analysis on each country’s governmental and political makeup. Available? Preview
- CIA World Factbook
- "The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities." A basic resource for country information!
- BBC News: Country Profiles
- "Guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions. They also include audio and video clips from BBC archives. "
- Guide to Nations
- Law Library of Congress guide to country resources.
- Statesman's Yearbook
- Annual review of the history, politics, economics, trade and infrastructure for each country of the world. Available?
- Business Source Premier, the major database for business literature, includes extensive reports on countries produced by CountryWatch Inc. To find reports enter the name of the country in the first search box and select "Subject" from the pull-down menu. In the next search box, enter "countrywatch."
- Index of Economic Freedom
- Database of country-by-country analyses and data on trade, foreign investment, government intervention, monetary policy, black markets, etc. From the conservative Heritage Foundation.
- U.S. Department of State Fact Sheets
- Information on all the countries of the world with which the United States has relations.
Subjects: American Studies
, Criminal Justice
, History - Global & Eurasian
, History - North America
, Journalism & Media Studies
, Latin American & Caribbean Studies
, Literatures in English
, New Jerseyana
, Political Science
, Social Work
, Spanish & Portuguese Studies
, Women's & Gender Studies