Country Information

Country Profiles

  • Business Source Complete
    Featuring Country Profiles from MarketLine: In-depth PESTLE insights (political, economical, social, technological, legal, environmental). Published yearly. Search the following within Business Source Complete: “Country Name Country Profile”— include quotes. ex. “Argentina Country Profile”. You can also search for Country reviews in the same way (ex: “Argentina Country Review”).
  • Britannica Online
    Contains many encyclopedia entries about countries.
  • Statista
    Contains many encyclopedia entries about countries.
  • LexisNexis Academic Universe
    Search Tip: Use the dropdown menu Search by Content Type to select Country Information. Use the Advanced Options menu to select Dates and Country. You can use keywords to further narrow your results.
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  • Index Mundi
    Compilation of data from CIA World Factbook, IMF and others. Useful historical statistical graphs for such things as inflation rate, commodity prices, etc.
  • BBC Country Profiles
    Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions.
  • Library of Congress Country Studies
    The Country Studies Series presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world.
  • CIA: World Factbook
    Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. Our Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, a World Oceans map, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map.
  • World Bank: Indicators Group
    The World Bank’s Indicators Group produces following major indicator and data sets. Use the links below to access our major data products and the links to the right to access other related resources.
  • Export.gov (U.S. Commercial Service)
    Includes: Country Commercial Guides, Market Intelligence,  & more.
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
    Country information and economic statistics.
  • UNESCO Institute of Statistics
    The primary source for cross-nationally comparable statistics on education, science and technology, culture, and communication for more than 200 countries and territories.
  • Governments on the WWW
    Comprehensive database of governmental institutions on the Web: parliaments, ministries, offices, law courts, embassies, city councils, public broadcasting corporations, central banks, multi-governmental institutions etc. Includes also political parties. Online since June 1995. Contains more than 17000 entries from more than 220 countries and territories as of June 2002.
  • U.S. Department of State: Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets
    Includes facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states.
  • International Monetary Fund Country Information
    An organization of 189 countries working to foster global monetary cooperation.