This library research guide points you to country overviews, customs, demographics, articles and more. Created and maintained by St. Thomas librarians.
BBC News: Country Profiles
Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions. They also include audio and video clips from BBC archives.
CIA-The World Factbook
Lists population, government, military, and economic information for nations recognized by the United States.
Country Insights (Global Affairs Canada)
Provides information on history, geography, culture (including business etiquette), politics, and the economy of each country.
U.S. Department of State: List of Countries
Contains A-Z list of country and other area information.
U.S. Department of State: Background Notes
These publications include facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty.