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IST 174: International Studies: Facts and Fictions



SOURCES FOR STATISTICAL INFORMATION ON COUNTRIES

Country Studies (Library of Congress)
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.

Background Notes (U. S. State Department)
Factual publications that contain information on all the countries of the world with which the United States has relations. They include facts on the country's land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and its relations with other countries and the United States.

World Almanac
Includes the contents of the most current editions of the World Almanac and Book of Facts, the World Almanac of the U.S.A., the World Almanac of U.S. Politics, and the World Almanac for Kids.

CIAO (Columbia International Affairs Online)
A comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs. It publishes a wide range of scholarship from 1991 onward that includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs.

TIP: Look specifically at the Atlas.

CIA World Factbook

Statistical Universe
Access to statistical data from U.S. government agencies, private organizations, and international sources. Covers 1973 to the present.

TIP: First choose Find a Table; then enter a country name, the word "and" plus a topic in the Enter Keywords box. For example, enter Cuba and poverty. Review the list of results and select Go To Table to see the statistics.



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