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Last Updated: Sep 14, 2018     Views: 598

Finding Information in Library Databases

You can find country information using the following library databases (which you can find on the library A-Z list of databases). You can search by Subject or by selecting the letter of the database.




Recommended Databases

Country Watch 

An information provider for corporations, government agencies, universities, schools, libraries and individuals needing up-to-date news and information on each of the recognized countries of the world

Encyclopedia Britannica Academic 

Britannica offers a country comparison tool, a World Atlas, and a World Data Analyst tool.

Mergent Online

In-depth reports on 100 countries may be accessed through the Basic Search page or the left side frame of any company report. Each country profile offers detailed, organized information on that country’s history, geography, people, government, economy, stock exchange and corporate filing practices. 

The Library catalog

Search our library catalog for books and DVDs on your specific country.

World Geography & Culture Online (Facts on File)

This comprehensive reference site makes it easy to study all aspects of a country, with facts at a glance and in-depth coverage through country entries, maps, flags, images, statistics, news articles, a gazetteer, and more. In addition, comprehensive entries about the U.S. states are also available.

      Finding Information Online

Below are some recommended websites where you can find country information.


CIA World Factbook 

The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

Global Affairs Canada is a department in the Government of Canada that is responsible for managing Canada's diplomatic and consular relations. It's goal is to encourage international trade and to lead international development and humanitarian assistance.

UK Department of International Development 

This department of the United Kingdom's government is responsible for administering aid overseas. Clicking on the "Worldwide" tab gives you information about the UK's projects in countries worldwide.

World Trade Organization: Member Info 

The WTO Member Info page provides information on all of the 162 countries (as of November 30, 2015) that are members of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Information on individual countries includes: WTO membership dates, trade statistics, WTO commitments, disputes, trade policy reviews, and notifications.

The World Bank 

The World Bank is a financial institution that provides loans to developing countries for capital programs. Clicking on the Countries tab provides statistical information on countries across the world. Specific data includes: population, GDP, projects and operations, surveys, climate, inflation, news, and contact information for select officials.

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