ONLINE REFERENCE Dictionaries, Encyclopedias
Country Studies Area handbooks, World Factbook covers data 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.
Europa World Yearbook covers political and economic information in over 250 countries and territories.
A Guide to Countries of the World-
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.
Statesman's Yearbook -
Published annually since 1864. Provides reliable information on every country in the world including coverage of history, politics, economics, trade and infrastructure.
This highly recommended resource provides information on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.