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Country Guides on the Web
from the United States Department of State - brief economic and political updates for countries around the world.
Countries & Regions
From the World Bank - includes country briefs, overviews, statistics, analysis, and more.
From the International Monetary Fund - reports, press releases, and publications arranged by country.
globalEdge, MSU's web-portal for global business information.
IndexMundi contains detailed country statistics, charts, and maps compiled from multiple sources.
World Bank: LAC Equity Lab
The LAC Equity Lab is a data-sharing platform featuring the latest microdata, indicators, tools, and analytics on poverty, shared prosperity, inequality, and equity in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for world entities.
Country Guides in Print
The Statesman's Yearbook
Call Number: REF JA51 .S7
Statistics and overviews covering world politics, cultures, and economies.
Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations
Call Number: REFERENCE G63 .W67 2007
Publication Date: 2006
Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations presents easy-to-understand information on countries and dependencies from around the world.
Country Analysis Online
The library provides access to a variety of full-text, in-depth, country reports available through Business Source Premier.
(1) Search for your country by name, (2) in the left-hand facets under Source Types, choose Country Reports.
Business Source Premier
Major source for business & finance research. Includes news, magazines, and scholarly articles as well as country, company, and industry profiles.
Europa World Plus, which includes the Europa World Year Book and the nine Regional Surveys of the World, is another excellent, in-depth, source for finding country information.
Europa World Plus Online
Online version of the Europa World Yearbook, covering political and economic information from over 250 countries and territories. Includes comparative statistical information, directories and maps.
The Encyclopedia of World Cultures by
Call Number: REF GN307 .E53
Publication Date: 1996
A source for historical, social, political, economic, linguistic, religious, and other information on virtually every existing culture.
Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life by
Call Number: GN333 .W67 1998
Publication Date: 1998
Examines cultural groups in Asia, Europe, the Americas and Africa. Provides information on history, politics, customs, religion, education, and human rights issues.
International Data and Statistics Sources
Data-Planet Statistical Datasets
A web-based research solutions tool that provides access to data from licensed and public domain datasets within an easy to use interface.
Statistical Abstracts of the World
The Statistical Abstracts of the World is a comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the World.
Social Sciences Liaison Librarian