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Country Information and Data Sources

resources to help with country research: background, constitution, economy, politics, statistics and data.

Find Background Information

There are many ways to find information on the government, political climate, current events, and data sources for countries around the world. Some reliable sources are available on the Internet, but many are available through the University Libraries' databases and print resources.

The following guide will help you get started identifying useful information sources — both freely available and those purchased by the Libraries for your use.

The sources you find below will help you find general background information about your country and its broad social and political environment. Many will also give you general statistics and directory information about government officials 

Online Resources

Other useful encyclopedias include:

Print Resources

The Libraries have many specialized encyclopedias that may be of help. Consult The CAT to locate more of these.