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.
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.
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.
This highly recommended resource provides information on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.
This site is a "community built resource for cross-cultural etiquette and understanding". It includes cultural information on the countries of the world, including greetings, communication style, eye contact, taboos, etc. Particularly helpful for students is information on class rules and socializing.