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A guide to information about countries in various regions around the world
If you need to find information about a country or region of the world, this is a list of resources that the library has for you. Keep in mind that current events may render some of the older information in the collection out of date, look at the information that you need and consider how important timely information is for you.
Searching the CamelCat
The CamelCat can find books containing information on various countries. To find this information, do a browse search of subject headings containing the Country's name (i.e. Germany). The results will show subject headings containing this Country. Look for subheadings that may be useful for your research. For example, if you were interested in finding information on the Reunification of Germany you would want to find the heading Germany -- History -- Unification, 1990.
Remember, books that have a call number starting with REF are in the reference room and cannot be checked out.
The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities. Our Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map
The Country Studies Series presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world.
The official website of the State Department. Site contains current information about World politics and current events. The site also lists State Department advisories for parts of the world as they are issued.
This search displays, by title, the library's holdings for over 94,000 periodicals, including scholarly journals, popular magazines, and newspapers (such as Science, Time, and The Wall Street Journal).
Provides full text for more than 3,430 scholarly publications
covering academic areas of study including social sciences, humanities,
education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics,
arts & literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies. This
database is updated on a daily basis.
CountryWatch includes: Country Reviews, which contain
political, socio-demographic, economic, cultural and environmental
information and data on 192 countries, updated on-line on an annual
basis; Country Wire, which provides access to full articles from
12 international news services. These articles are archived for up to
one year and maintained in a searchable database; CountryWatch Data, an international economic, socio-demographic database for cross-national statistical
comparisons and GIS mapping; and CountryWatch Map Gallery, assimilates the data collected from CountryWatch Data
and presents this information as thematic world maps using ESRI mapping
software as well as offering physical, political, and Political Risk
A collection of full text scholarly journals in the following
subject areas: African American Studies, Anthropology, Asian Studies,
Ecology, Economics, Education, Finance, History, Literature,
Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Population Studies,
Sociology, and Statistics.