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Country Information

Getting Started

  • A to Z the World : Country Guides
    Covers the culture, customs, food, religion, language and points of interest for 175 countries. Also includes maps.
  • CIA World Factbook
    The Factbook is a comprehensive resource of facts and statistics on more than 250 countries and other entities. A good source for demographic, political, and economic information from the Central Intelligence Agency.
  • Academic Search Complete  
    Featuring thousands of full-text journals, this database covers a broad range of important areas of academic study including: anthropology, astronomy, biology, chemistry, civil engineering, engineering, ethnic & multicultural studies, geology, law, materials science, mathematics, music, pharmaceutical sciences, physics, psychology, religion & theology, veterinary science, women's studies, zoology, and many other fields.

Country Statistics

  • CIA World Factbook
    The Factbook is a comprehensive resource of facts and statistics on more than 250 countries and other entities. A good source for demographic, political, and economic information from the Central Intelligence Agency.
  • MarketLine Advantage : Country Statistics  
    Generate all manner of statistical reports about countries. Economic, Education, Income, Industry, Social metrics are typically all available by country and region. Spreadsheet ready.
  • UN Statistics Division
    The UN Statistics Division compiles and disseminates all manner of global statistical data. Commodities, Demographics, Population, Social Indicators, National Accounts, etc.
  • World Bank : Data Portal
    The World Bank provides free and open access to a comprehensive set of data about development in countries around the globe, together with other datasets cited in the data catalog.
  • Data-Planet
    Data-Planet provides easy access to an extensive repository of standardized and structured statistical data on a wide array of subjects. The repository contains more than 90 billion data points from more than 70 source organizations. The over two billion time series provide immediate access to data presented in charts, maps, graphs, and table form, via multiple points of entry. All data downloadable in a variety of formats.

Encyclopedias, eBooks, and Databases

Images, Videos, and Music

  • ARTstor
    ARTstor is the ultimate image collection, containing hundreds of thousands of images covering art, architecture, archeology, and history. Useful for research not only in the arts, but in social history, sociology, and history.
  • Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online
    Contains 9,000+ pages of material and 300+ audio recordings, combined with entries by more than 700 expert contributors from all over the world, make this the most complete body of work focused on world music.
  • VAST : Academic Video Online  
    VAST has the highest-quality video in a range of subject areas include art, architecture, business, counseling and therapy, dance, economics, education, ethnic studies, ethnography, gay and lesbian studies, health, history, humanities, law and public safety, literature, opera, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, science, theatre, and women’s studies.