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How do I find information about a country? I need economic, political and cultural information about a particular country.

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Country Information can be found in many places.  One good place to search a large amount of information at one time (books, articles, media) is our SuperSearch--the main search box on our homepage.

We also have a number of databases specifically targeted to country information. These can be found under the "Find a Database" under the first tab on the homepage. You will see an alphabetical list of all databases in our collection.
Here are some that might be useful:
Business Source Complete (Company Search Interface) -- use Country Reports under the Browse box on the right side of the page
Mergent Online--use Country Profile in bottom right corner of the page
Europa World
Lexis Nexis-- click on the Search by Content Type box at top right then click Country Information at the bottom.  Enter the country you are looking for.
Political Handbook of the World
Columbia International Affairs Online--click on CIAO country data and maps
We also have a number of reference books available that you can find in our catalog. Use the link under the first tab on our homepage.

The Statesman's Yearbook
Johnson General Collection, Second Floor
Sturgis Reference Collection, Third Floor
Call Number: JA51 .S7 2012

Call Number: GN307 .C68 2001 
A guide to countries of the world
Sturgis Reference Collection, Third Floor
Call Number: G103.5 .S68 2010
CultureShock! series (most recent Brazil, Beijing, & China)
Sturgis General Collection, Second Floor
Kiss Bow and Shake Hands series (general, Asia, Latin America and Sales and Marketing focus)
Sturgis General Collection, Second Floor & Sturgis Reference Collection, Third Floor
Call Number: HF5389 .M67 2006

Online Sources
World Factbook from the Central Intelligence Agency

Country Background Notes from the US State Department

Country Studies from the Library of Congress

World Health Organization

World Bank

Research Guides
(Found on the Research Guides tab on our homepage.)
Government Information
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