International Mass Communications
These sources provide background information by country, including narrative description, facts and figures, and directories.
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Political, economic, social, and environmental overviews, statistics, and news for approximately 200 countries and some non-sovereign nations.
Includes demographic, economic, and social statistics for 250 countries, plus political profiles and directory information.
- Political Handbook of the World
Profiles political conditions, political parties, historical context, and intergovernmental organizations for countries of the world.
- Statesman's Yearbook
Includes history, city profiles, social statistics, climate, leaders, elections, defense, international relations, economy, energy, natural resources, industry and trade (1860-present).
- World Factbook (C.I.A.)
Includes summary information and political maps for all nations in the world. Also available in print: Government Documents PREX 3.15:(year)
- Business Source Premier Country Reports
Includes overviews, economic studies, and marketing reports by country (2010-present). This link opens reports for all countries, in order by date; enter a specific country to narrow your results.
- Country Studies (Library of Congress)
Online versions of books about 100+ countries, including their history, society, economy, politics, and national security. Updated by Country Profiles
- U.S. Embassies and Consulates
Directory of embassy websites, which provide many links to information about the country, including economic, political, media, and human rights.