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Country Studies/Area Handbooks (Library of Congress)

Continuing book series of studies on 100 countries.

Europa World Yearbook

Provides information on political elections, economics, country profiles and comparisons, and industry statistics for over 250 countries and territories.

European Sources Online

Contains websites, documents, publications, and information guides about European political and economic events, focusing on the European Union.

Passport GMID

A marketing research tool, but also useful for finding country profiles, demographics, consumer information, etc.


Access to public opinion polls conduted in 18 Latin American countries.

U.S. Census Bureau International Data Base (IDB)

Provides tabular data for countries and regions as well as demographic indicators, population pyramids and source information for countries.

U.S. Department of State Background Notes

Background information on countres; frequently updated.


Entry portal from which users can search and download a variety of statistical resources from the UN System.

World FactBook (CIA)

Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, and geography for 266 world entities; includes photos, maps, and flags. 












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