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Country Overviews

The Statesman's Yearbook

Select a country for an overview, of geography, politics, etc. (WSU Subscription)

World Fact Book

Select a country or location. (Free)

Library of Congress - Country Studies

Descriptions and analysis of the historical setting, social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of various countries


The publications portal of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) (WSU Subscription)


Search encylopedia by region or country or for "Facts and Statistics," choose a subject area and then a topic. (Free)

U.S. Department of State

Use the "Find It By" topic or country on the right-hand side. (Free)

International Migration

Article Databases