- Atlapedia Online. - contains key information on every country of
the world including data on geography, climate, people, religion,
language, history and economy.
- Background Notes
- Information from the Department of State about countries and
- Canadian Encyclopedia Online - The 2000 edition of the "authoritative
encyclopedia about Canada and it's people, updated and expanded,"
available in full text and searchable.
- Constitution Finder - an alphabetical list by country to over 100
online constitutions and their amendments.
- Country Profiles - Summarizes information on a country's historical
background, geography, society, economy, transportation and telecommunications,
government and politics, and national security.
- Country Studies -
Area Handbooks - studies
of 101 countries prepared by the Federal Research Division of
the Library of Congress. Coverage includes information about
the countries political, economic and social issues.
- CountryWatch.com - An up-to-date source of information on 191 countries
that includes basic data, select profiles, and current news wire
stories about the countries.
- cultural and statistical snapshots of countries and states.
Available only to Duluth Public Library cardholders.
- Currency Converter - get past and current conversion rates on almost
- Economist Country Briefings - Up-to-date profiles on sixty major world countries,
including fact sheets with basic data for each country, monthly
economic and political forecasts, as well as up-to-date gross
domestic product data, policy issues, and taxation information.
Also includes links to other useful websites for each country.
- Ethnologue - search this database by country or name of language
to find out how many people speak a language, what languages
are similar, and in what countries the language is spoken.
- Fifty States and Capitals - Organized links to a vast array of information
on each state, plus five U.S. territories and the District of
- Historical Country Names - A listing by continent of "formerly
used country names," paired with the current name. Includes
links to current country profiles.
- Infonation - "view and compare the most up-to-date
statistical data for the Member States of the United Nations."
It covers "over 30 different fields of information on 185
- Internet Country Guides
- INCORE - eighteen guides
available for hot spots in Africa, Europe, and Asia including
links for news, maps and general resources about each country.
- NationMaster.com - A massive database of statistics about
countries that allows you to generate your own graphs and maps
and make easy comparisons between countries.
- Portals to the World - Authoritative and in-depth information
about nations and other areas of the world, selected by the Library
of congress subject experts. Includes history, government and
law, literature and culture, business and residential directories,
libraries and archives, and news and current events, for each
- UNESCO World Heritage List - information about the 690 World Heritage properties.
- World Factbook - A handy reference work for basic statistical
data on countries around the world published annually by the
Central Intelligence Agency.
- Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations - e-book. Easy-to-understand information on 200
countries and dependencies from around the world. Entries discuss
a variety of topics in detail, from banking and securities to
climate, from government data to demographic statistics. Also
includes biographical essays on national leaders. Available to
Duluth Public Library cardholders.
Subscription provided by
the Duluth Library Foundation.
- Yahoo! -Countries - a meta-index to information about many countries.
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