- Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and interational issues for 266 countries of the World. It includes summary statistics on a wide variety of topics. Most recent print edition is available in the Library reference collection
- The World Bank provides data on over 1200 topics including Agriculture, Development, Infrastructure, Aid, Labor, Social Issues, Economic policy, poverty, education, environment, science, technology and finances.
- a collection of historical and current data relating to food and agriculture for World countries. Includes information on production, trade, consumption, use, food security, pirces, resources, forestry and fisheries.
- a statistical report from the World Bank that provides data on the progress of development for World countries and regions. It includes economic, environmental, social and trade data from 1960 to the present.
Background Notes - which are prepared by the U.S. State Department, contain facts and summary statistics about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of countries, some dependencies, and special sovereignty areas.
Country studies, which are prepared by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress, present descriptions and analyses of the history, social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world.
Back issues of scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. This is not a current issues database and does not have the most currently released journal issues. (Gap of 1-5 years ).
Concepts are well-explained. Boxes and charts are useful. The data presented supports the issues discussed. The concepts, discussion questions, and Internet sites provided at the end of each chapter are a real plus."
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