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Country Information & Data on the Web
The World Factbook
From the CIA - provides "information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities."
Country Insights from globalEdge include statistical, environmental, governmental, and economic information by country.
Country Profiles from the BBC - quick guides to the history, politics and economic background of countries and territories.
Countries & Regions
Countries & Regions from the World Bank - includes country briefs, overviews, statistics, analysis, and more.
Country Information from the International Monetary Fund - reports, press releases, and publications arranged by country
U.S State Dept Country Factsheets
Contains country information including people, history, government, political conditions, economy, foreign relations, U.S. relations, travel and business.
Find, compare and share the latest OECD data: charts, maps, tables and related publications.
Data & Country Information via Collins Library
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.
A central data source and a way to graphically compare nations. NationMaster is a compilation of data from such sources as the CIA World Factbook, UN, and OECD. You can generate maps and graphs on all kinds of statistics.
Business Source Premier
Search for your country by name, then under "Source Types," limit your results to "Country Reports" and check the box for "Full Text." Country analyses include: -Economic Surveys from the OECD -Country Profiles (annual) and Country Reports (monthly) from the Economist Intelligence Unit cover over 200 countries with overviews of economic, social, and political conditions. -Country Reviews from CountryWatch Incorporated -Country Monitor from IHS Global Insight
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.
Statistical Abstract of the U. S.
A comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Use the Abstract as a convenient volume for statistical reference, and as a guide to sources of more information both in print and on the Web.
Grey Literature Etc.
Grey (or gray) literature consists of literature or documents that are not available through the usual bibliographic sources such as databases or indexes.
Ask yourself: What do I need to know? Who else cares about that, and might be keeping track of that or talking about it? What region am I interested in? What governmental agencies are involved? What NON governmental organizations are involved? In other words, who would be producing or keeping this information?
There aren't any specific links here because the information that will be most relevant for you will vary widely depending on what your actual topic is! If you would like to talk through some ideas about how to find this kind of information, please make an appointment with me!
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