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Armed Conflict Database
Full-text and statistics for international and internal conflicts...
Background Notes (Department of State)
Factual publications that contain information on all the countries of the world with which the United States has relations. They include facts on the country's land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and its relations with other countries and the United States.
CIA World FactBook
Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, and geography for 266 world entities. Includes photos, maps, and flags. The
is in the public domain.
Country Studies/Area Handbooks (Library of Congress)
A continuing series of books containing studies of 100 countries...
County and City Data Book (University of Virginia. Geospatial & Statistical Data Center)
Statistical database offering demographic, economic, and government information...
County and City Data Book: 2007 (US Census Bureau)
The County and City Data Book is the most comprehensive source of information about the individual counties and cities in the United States. It includes data for all U.S. states, counties, and cities with a population of 25,000 or more.
eHRAF World Cultures: Collection of Ethnography (Yale University) (Cancelled)
This resource has been cancelled, effective 12/31/2014.
A cross-cultural database that contains over 350,000 pages of information on all aspects of cultural and social life. Check out these
for a quick introduction to eHRAF.
Europa World (Taylor and Francis)
Europa World provides the latest information covering political elections, country profiles, and industry statistics....
Europa: Gateway to the European Union
Portal to information, data, documents, and policy information on the EU.
European Sources Online
Contains websites, documents, publications, and information guides about European political and economic events, focusing on the European Union.
Factiva (Dow Jones)
Gateway to business resources including full text periodicals, news photographs, company reports, and financial data.
FedStats (Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy)
Provides access to statistics and information produced by more than 70 U.S. government agencies.
Freedom of the Press
Freedom of the Press: A Global Survey of Media Independence
provides numerical rankings and rates each country's media as "Free," "Partly Free," or "Not Free."
Gapminder World 2006
Gapminder World 2006 presents statistical data in a unique and visually appealing way. Graphs are created using data on various countries throughout the world and are animated to show striking, visually-rich results. These results allow for easy identification of trends in the data.
Keesing's World News Archive
Keesing's World News Archive
indexes articles covering world events since 1931.
Full text only available online for articles from January 2010 to present.
To get to full text content quickly, run a search then click on the
link under the search bar. Print versions of Keesing's are available in Carrier Library Reference;
call number Carrier Lib-Reference D410.K4
, D410 .K4
LANIC (Latin American Network Information Center) is a rich gateway to Internet-based information on Latin America. Organized by topic and by country, it is also keyword-searchable. Maintained at the University of Texas at Austin.
Mergent Online (Mergent)
Mergent Online contains U.S. and international publicly-held company data and reports. Now incorporates Mergent Horizon; use the top level tabs to find Horizon data. For a Quick Tips user guide,
Mintel Global Market Navigator
Mintel Global Market Navigator is a comprehensive database designed to provide instant access to critical market data for consumer industries around the world.
When you click on the link above, you are prompted to "accept" the terms of the database. If you choose " I accept," you will navigate to the GMN welcome screen.
Mintel Oxygen is a comprehensive resource full of reports on current issues in a wide array of domestic and international markets...
An easy-to-use compendium of statistics on nations throughout the world.
Passport GMID (Euromonitor)
is an online market research tool containing global information on consumer spending, industry information, country profiles, and much more.
Users will be asked to login with their JMU eid and password.
Portals to the World
Sponsored by the Library of Congress, this site links to information on 67 countries. Arranged by country or area and categorized by topics from general to specific.
Includes destination reports, HOST studies, forecasts, pipeline reports, property reports and more.
Provides statistical information for every country in the world on numerous topics...
US Census Bureau International Data Base (IDB) (US Census Bureau)
Provides tabular data for countries and regions as well as demographic indicators, population pyramids and source information for countries.
US Department of State Background Notes (US Dept. of State)
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.
World Development Indicators Online (World Bank)
World Development Indicators provide a comprehensive overview of development drawing on data from the World Bank and more than 30 partners. For a neat visual tool that corresponds to WDI go to
World Bank Data Visualizer
. Read More Info for user tips.
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