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Reference Books with Current Country Information
Europa World Yearbook
Call Number: JN1.E85
This series is updated 2 times a year and contains detailed country surveys with analytical, statistical and directory information for more than 250 countries and territories.
Encyclopedia of the World's Nations and Cultures
Call Number: G63.K874 2007
Provides a compact, balanced, and objective description of the dominant political, economic, social and cultural systems of the countries of the world.
Countries of the World and their Leaders Yearbook
Call Number: G1.C88
Updated yearly and covering nearly 200 countries, this yearbook is filled with reports from the U.S. Department of State. Entries typically cover the geography, history, government, political conditions, economy and state relations with the United States for each. Includes information on passport applications, visa requirements, regulations and duties, international health and disease, and national holidays.
The Statesman's Yearbook
Call Number: JA51.S7
Updated yearly, the Statesman's Yearbook is an authoritative and accessible volume containing information essential for diplomats, politicians and all those involved with international affairs. Expanded coverage includes history, politics, economics, trade and infrastructure for each country, all thoroughly researched and verified by a dedicated editorial team.
Background Notes from the US Department of State include facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty.
Maintained by knowledgeable experts from the UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office. For each country, this website gives headline facts and figures about the population, capital city, currency and so on. Then briefly outline the geography and recent history, current politics and economic trends, and the country's commercial and political relations with the UK.
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