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Countries and their Cultures
Call Number: ULIB REF GN 307 C68 2001
ISBN: 0028649508

Online Resources

  • A Guide to Countries of the World UAlbany only resource
    Overviews of countries covering the contemporary social, economic, religious and political issues that shape the country. Also contains vital statistics such as GDP, life expectancy, income distribution, and internet use.
  • A to Z Maps Online UAlbany only resource
    A database of proprietary, royalty-free world, continent, country, and state maps. Included in the 4,000+ maps are: political maps, physical maps, outline maps, population maps, precipitation maps, climate maps and other thematic maps.
  • Background Notes
    From the U.S. Department of State, this site provides information on 198 countries, including both brief facts and longer entries about the people, history, government, political conditions, economy, foreign relations, and travel and business.
  • CIA World Factbook
    Facts and figures about the countries of the world from the CIA.
  • Constitute
    Read, search, and compare 160 constitutions from around the world. From the Comparative Constitutions Project and Google.
  • Country Studies
    Area handbooks for more than 100 countries prepared by the Library of Congress. Includes a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of the country.
  • Doing Business
    This site, from the World Bank is "designed to help businesspeople worldwide conduct business in a wide variety of countries." Country reports cover starting a business, dealing with licenses, registering property and enforcing contracts. The site is viewable in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Arabic and Chinese. Reports are freely downloadable.
  • Economist Intelligence Unit UAlbany only resource
    Country Reports, Country Profiles and Market Indicators and Forecasts.
  • Statesman's Yearbook UAlbany only resource
    Published annually since 1864. Provides reliable information on every country in the world including coverage of history, politics, economics, trade and infrastructure.

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