A research guide for country information from West Chester University Libraries.
Last Updated: Jan 18, 2013
- Area Handbooks/Country Studies
A description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world. (Library of Congress)
- Background Notes -- US Dept. of State
- BBC Country Profiles
Provides guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions.
- CIA World Factbook
Political, geographic, economic, and sociological summaries organized by country.
- Country Briefings
- Country Profiles (ELDIS)
Includes links to news, statistics, organizations, and reports on sectoral information such as agriculture, environment, education, gender, health, trade and governance. Covers developing countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.
- Embassy World
Provides a comprehensive list of contact resources for all of the world's diplomatic offices.
- Geography IQ
More than just facts and figures about each country's geography, demographics, economy, government and political system, this website also offers some vital historical, cultural and political background info.
Economic and political risk ratings are featured along with culture, statistical data, and more.
- Global Gateway: World Culture and Resources
From the Library of Congress
Canadian Foreign Affairs, Country Insights
- Nations of the World
Includes business, consumer health and education information.
- One World - Nations Online
- U.S. Embassies
Websites of U.S. Embassies, Consulates, and Diplomatic Missions