Country Information

October 12, 2007 at 7:47 pm Leave a comment

Good starting places

  • CIA World Factbook **Free**
    Contains basic profiles on countries; facts on geography, government, history, and basic demographics.
  • Europa World Plus
    Contains profiles of regions and countries; lists organizations affiliated with regions; includes bibliographies and research tools.

Media Systems

  • Europa World Plus
    From within a country profile, click on “Directory: Society and Media.” Provides a directory for newspapers, periodicals, and telecommunications in that country.
  • World Press Encyclopedia
    PRINT SOURCE: Available in the 1s t floor Reference Area. Provides an overview of the press for each country.

Economic and Political Info

  • EIU Country reports
    Covers 200 countries, with an emphasis on economic statistics. Updated monthly.
  • EIU Country profiles
    Covers 200 countries. Reports outline a country’s economic and political status and background. Updated annually.
  • EIU Country risk
    Updated monthly, these are country reports from a financial risk perspective.
  • EIU City Data
    Contains pricing information on more than 160 products and services in 123 cities worldwide, including rent.

Additional country information sources are available via the Virtual Business Library.


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Entry filed under: country information, International Reporting.

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