The Country Data section includes numerous resources that provide individual country and regional data, country profiles, economic and financial statistics information, and other useful information such as country and regional news, and important information covering country political and economic policies and conditions. This section utilizes a number of different resources drawing from government, news media, academic, non-government institutional, and commercial sources.
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Asian Development Bank Regions and Countries.
In addition to the many links and resources available on the Asian Development
Bank (ADB) homepage, ADB also provides regional and member country data, as well as country
economic and statistical information.
BBC News Country Profiles.
Provides country and regional information, which consists of an overview,
facts and figures, information on leadership and the media. This web site also
includes video and
audio as well as links to daily news.
Issue 7/8: Winter 2006/Spring 2007
Table of Contents
World Economic History
International Trade & Global Commerce
Foreign Exchange Market
Trends in International Trade
Trade Policy, Treaties, & Law
International Organizations & Economic Development
Economic Trade Data & Statistics
U.S. Government Resources
Encyclopedias & Dictionaries
Hanjin company container ship at port in the Port of Vancouver
Courtesy of Joseph Sams.
World Fact Book. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
An annual summary and update of country profiles with brief descriptions on the
current status, geography, population, government, economy, communications and transportation
infrastructures, military and foreign relations of individual countries.
Eldis Country Profiles.
Eldis Country Profiles includes country profile information, country
news, statistics, as well as organizational and sectorial information. The
web site also provides
access to resources guides and other useful web links.
Europa - European Union Online.
The European Union web site includes links to country member information,
news, EU functions and activities, EU institutional information, and other important
information resources and publications.
Foreign Resources, University of Michigan Documents Center.
The University of Michigan Library Documents Center web site provides
a comprehensive and extensive number of links and resources on countries and
The web site includes access to country information, history, economics, statistics,
politics, military, news, maps, and numerous other foreign information resources.
International Monetary Fund (IMF), Country Information.
The IMF's Country Information web page provides country data and
reports on all IMF member countries. Country financial analysis and current
exchange rate information
are also provided on this web page.
Countries of the World, Learning Network-infoplease.com.
The Countries of the World homepage provides important country information
which consist of: Country Facts, Population and Statistics, Government, Economics,
Climate information. Cultural and language information and resources are also
available from this web site.
Library of Congress - Federal Research Division, Country Studies.
The Country Studies Series presents a description and analysis of
the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security
systems and institutions
of countries throughout the world. The Country Studies carefully examine the
interrelationships of these systems and important cultural factors within individual
countries. Presently, 101
countries and regions are covered on this web site.
OECD, Member Countries
Includes information on the 30 Member countries of the OECD and provides links
to all OECD documents pertaining to each member country. Documents include annual reports,
case studies, country surveys/reviews/guides, projections, forecasts and outlooks, country
statistics, data and indicators, policy briefs, working papers, as well as many other
important publications and information resources.
U.S. Department of State.
The U.S. Department of State's Countries and Regions, and Country Commercial
Guides serve as key information sources on country and regional reports, economic policy
and trade practices. The Country Commercial Guides contain information on the business and
economic situation of foreign countries and the political climate as it affects U.S. business.
The Country Commercial Guides also include topics such as marketing, trade regulations,
investment climate, and business travel.
United Nations, Member States - Permanent Missions to the United Nations.
The United Nations, Member States/Permanent Missions homepage provides country
links and information to all permanent member nations to the United Nations. The UN links
provide access to country information, news, reports, and other useful information
World Bank, Countries & Regions.
The World Bank's Country & Region homepage includes country data, country briefs,
country reports, and news on all member countries. Also provides links to country development
projects, publication abstracts, and other World Bank reports.
This site provides country statistics and demographic data, and administrative
divisions. In addition, World Gazetteer includes statistical tables, country metropolitan
data, country news, and links to other information resources.
Features include country and regional profiles, geographical data, demographic
and economic data, political data and graphic maps. Other features consist of currency
conversion rates, and country and regional news.
Additional sources of country data in the Library of Congress may be identified
by searching the Online Catalog under appropriate Library of Congress subject headings. Choose the
topics you wish to search from the following list of Library of Congress subject headings to link directly to the
Catalog and automatically execute a search for the subject selected. Please be aware that during periods
of heavy use you may encounter delays in accessing the catalog. Please see the individual sections of this
guide for catalog searches relating to those topics. For assistance in locating other subject
headings which relate to this subject, please consult a reference librarian.