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Europa World Year Book
First published in 1926, the year book is renowned as one of the world's leading reference works, covering political and economic information in over 250 countries and territories, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.
Foreign Law Guide
The Foreign Law Guide (FLG) is a database that offers relevant on sources of foreign law, including complete bibliographic citations to legislation, the existence of English translations and selected references to secondary sources in one virtual destination. From Brill Online.
Encyclopedia of Global Change
Encompassing tsunamis, elephant conservation, ocean pollution, mining regulation, and permafrost melt, the 300 articles in this unique and wide-ranging encyclopedia investigate all types of phenomena that change life on Earth.
Country Overviews in Print
The following items are excellent resources for general country information and overviews. Most recent editions are available at the Reference Desk.
Political Handbook of the World by
Call Number: JF 37 .P61 2007
Information on more than 200 countries throughout the world. Political Handbook of the World provides facts and analysis on each country's governmental and political makeup. PHW is known for extensive coverage of major, minor, and anti-systemic political parties in each political system around the world.
Political Risk Yearbook (in Eight Volumes) by
Call Number: JA 1 .A1 P631 2007
Country Reports on 106 countries. Each report provides political and economic risk analysis. Reports include information about political leaders and parties (including opposition groups), recent political history, and business information.
The Stateman's Yearbook by
Call Number: JA 51 .S7
Provides detailed military information in additional to overviews.
World FactBook by
Call Number: PREX 3.15: (Gov Doc)
Less detailed than Europa, but includes some maps. Click on the title for the most recent edition online.