International Mass Communications
These sources provide background information by country, including narrative description, facts and figures, and directories.
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- BBC Country Profiles
Profiles of the history, politics, and economic background of countries and territories.
- CIA World Factbook
Includes summary information and political maps for all nations in the world.
Political, economic, social, and environmental overviews, statistics, and news for approximately 200 countries and some non-sovereign nations.
- Statesman's Yearbook
Includes history, city profiles, social statistics, climate, leaders, elections, defense, international relations, economy, energy, natural resources, industry and trade (1860-present).
- Europa World Plus
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.
- ABC-CLIO Culture and Customs Series
E-book series profiling the countries of Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Middle East. If a country you want does not appear, click here for more countries
- 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.