Last Updated: Oct 3, 2011
- BBC News Country Profiles
"Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions. They also include audio or video clips from BBC archives."
- Background Notes (U.S. Dep't of State)
"Background Notes are factual publications that include facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty."
- Country Studies (Library of Congress)
"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."
- Election Guide
Created by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems "ElectionGuide is the most comprehensive and timely source of verified election information and results available online."
- Foreign Government Web Sites (Northwestern University)
Access links to the official websites of foreign governments, as well as links to specific agency websites.
- InfoNation (United Nations)
Allows you to view and compare statistical data from the UN for up to five nations.
- International Monetary Fund: Country Information
Access IMF reports and publications arranged by country.
- Nations of the World (Library of Congress)
Access information on countries' government, as well as more generalized information.
- OFFSTATS: Official Statistics on the Web
This site from the University of Auckland Library allows you to find statistical data issued by a country's official government and by other organizations such as the World Bank and United Nations.
- State Department Post Reports
Provides a view of living, housing, and health conditions in countries, as well as recreational, cultural, and employment opportunities and an overview of the history, geography, demography, and political conditions.
- UNdata (United Nations)
This portal that allows you to search across multiple UN statistical databases at once.
- UNdata Country Profiles
Provides statistical summaries of individual countries.
- World Bank: Countries and Regions
Access Country Briefs, overviews, statistics and other World Bank publications on countries around the world.