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A research guide for country information from West Chester University Libraries.
Last Updated: Mar 31, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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  • 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.
  • Europa - European Union
    Find official documents, studies, and resources for teachers.
  • 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.
  • GlobalEdge  
    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
  • InterSource
    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


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