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Country Background Information
Library sources to find background information on countries and topics related to international issues..
Europa World Plus
Economic, political, historical, and geographic profiles of territories, countries, and global regions. Look at a country's Country Profile section for great overviews of recent political history. Coverage: 2006-present.
Cambridge Histories Online
Great place to start to find historical overviews of countries or topics/issues (e.g. nuclear). Includes books covering histories across the humanities and social sciences, with a concentration on political and cultural history, philosophy, etc.
CQ Researcher Online
Comprehensive reports about current issues and news in the United States. Coverage: 1991-present.
CQ Press Electronic Library
Resources covering the United States government, politics, history, public policy, and current affairs. Includes access to CQ Researcher Online, CQ Weekly, CQ Almanac, and Historic Documents Series.
Country Studies (Library of Congress)
Digtized versions of books with descriptions and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, and political systems and institutions of countries throughout the world. Coverage: 1986-2004. See also "Country Profiles"
CIA World Factbook
Information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military and transnational issues for most countries.