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.
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.
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" published 2005-2008.