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Country Studies
The Library of Congress Federal Research Division has prepared a series of books that are detailed studies of 85 countries, which are now available online. Historic background of each country, as well as political, social, economic and national security information.

Global Gateway: World Culture & Resources

Presents an introduction to the international resources of the Library of Congress. It provides information about the international collection, a set of links to "electronic resources on the nations of the world selected by Library of Congress subject experts," links to research guides and databases on subjects such as country studies and global legal information, and access to other related material.

US Census Bureau International Database
This computerized data bank contains statistical tables of demographic, and socio-economic data for 227 countries and areas of the world

World Fact Book
Produced by the CIA, this quick reference guide provides information about the economics, geography and political conditions of 267 countries around the globe. Includes color flag reproductions, statistics and maps.