James Madison University
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Find books in JMU Libraries.� Search by Subject for the name of the country or region.� Look in the stack guide to find out where a call number is located.
Description: JMU Library Catalog (LEO) is the online catalog of materials in the following James Madison University libraries: Carrier Library, Media Resources, Music Library, Rose Library, Educational Technology & Media Center (ETMC), and Center for Instructional Technology.
Internet
Maps and country profiles covering geography, demographics, government, economy, communication, transportation, military information, and much more.
Description: An intelligence database prepared by the CIA. Includes Reference Maps and Country Profiles. Profiles cover geography, demographics, government, economy, communication, transportation, and military information. Also includes information on international disputes and drug trade. Information is provided by the American Geophysical Union, Bureau of the Census, Central Intelligence Agency, Defense Intelligence Agency, Defense Nuclear Agency, Department of State, Foreign Broadcast Information Service, Maritime Administration, National Imagery and Mapping Agency, National Maritime Intelligence Center, National Science Foundation (Antarctic Sciences Section), Office of Insular Affairs, US Board on Geographic Names, US Coast Guard, and other public and private sources.
Internet
Full-text books on 100 countries.� Provides social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions for each country.
Description: A continuing series of books containing studies of 100 countries. Countries that were previously in multi-country volumes are now available individually.
Unrestricted
A massive central data source and a handy way to graphically compare nations.� Generate maps and graph statistics with ease.
Description: A massive central data source and a handy way to graphically compare nations. NationMaster is a vast compilation of data from such sources as the CIA World Factbook, UN, and OECD. Using the form above, you can generate maps and graphs on all kinds of statistics with ease.
Internet
Europa World provides the latest information covering political elections, country profiles, and industry statistics....
Description: Europa World provides the latest information covering political elections, economics, important people, country profiles and industry statistics in over 250 countries and territories, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. 

The current print version is available in the Carrier Reference Section.  Print versions of editions 1966 - last year are available in the Carrier Library Stacks.
Campus/Remote
Full-text articles from over 700 international news sources.
Description: Access World News is a full-text database of over 600 U.S. and over 700 international sources.  Search by state, country, or region of the world.  This database contains full-text of the Harrisonburg Daily News Record and the Staunton Daily News LeaderSpecial Reports provide organized introductions to the most current topics.
A tutorial is available.
Campus/Remote
Data on all available countries and areas.
Description: The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) has launched a new internet-based data service for the global user community. It brings UN statistical databases within easy reach of users through a single entry point from which users can now search and download a variety of statistical resources of the UN System. This new interface provides researches access to materials formerly searched through the UN Common Database.
List with links to individual United Nations statistical databases.
Description: Portal to United Nations statistical databases. Also provides access to UNData search (above).
U.S. Department of State publications containing facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty.  Updated and revised by the departmental Office of Electronic Information and Publications of the Bureau of Public Affairs.
Description: U.S. Department of State publications containing facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty.  Updated and revised by the departmental Office of Electronic Information and Publications of the Bureau of Public Affairs.

 

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