International Mass Communications
These sources provide background information by country, including narrative description, facts and figures, and directories.
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- Background Notes (U.S. Department of State)
Brief profiles of the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of countries and other entities.
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.