Great place to start to find historical overviews of countries or topics/issues. Includes books covering histories across the humanities and social sciences, with a concentration on political and cultural history, philosophy, etc.
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.
Digitized books that provide descriptions and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, and political systems and institutions of 80+ countries. Originally sponsored by the U.S. Army and written by researchers affiliated with the LoC’s Federal Research Division. Coverage: 1986-2015.