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America and the World (510:363): About Those Countries

About Those Countries

Country Studies
Online versions of the Country Studies/Area Handbooks series published by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress. A basic resource for an overview of a particular country. Note: The Handbooks found here are electronic versions of studies published between 1988 and 1998, when Congress withdrew funding for this program. Funding was restored for 2004 and work continues on several new editions as well as updated Country Profiles. However, no funding was allocated after 2004.

Background Notes
U.S. Department of State information on all the countries of the world with which the United States has relations. Each report includes a brief U.S. Relations section summarizing the current state of U.S. relations with that country.

CountryWatch
Includes reports on 191 countries worldwide with up-to-date political, economic, cultural, business, and environmental information, as well as current and archived country-specific news.
Off-Campus Access Rutgers-restricted Access

Portals to the World
The Library of Congress's excellent collection of selected links to in-depth information about the nations and areas of the world. Arranged by country or area, then by categories such as "Business, Commerce, and Economy;" "Government, Politics, and Law;" "Science and Technology;" "Society," etc.

International Relations and Security Network
The ISN is the world’s leading open access information service for international relations and security professionals.