Country Studies: Library of Congress: Contains the electronic versions of 80 books previously published in hard copy as part of the Country Studies Series by the Federal Research Division. Intended for a general audience, books in the series present a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of select countries throughout the world.
Fact Sheets: U.S. State Department: U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets
Country Profiles: BBC News: Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions.
CIA World Factbook: CIA's World Factbook is your authoritative source on the world's countries, territories, oceans, and more
UN Data: A web-based data service for the global user community. It brings international statistical databases within easy reach of users through a single-entry point. Users can search and download a variety of statistical resources compiled by the United Nations (UN) statistical system and other international agencies. The numerous databases or tables collectively known as "datamarts" contain over 60 million data points and cover a wide range of statistical themes including agriculture, crime, communication, development assistance, education, energy, environment, finance, gender, health, labour market, manufacturing, national accounts, population and migration, science and technology, tourism, transport and trade.
Detailed Country Guides, accessed through SHRM Online, provide detailed information and advice on how to conduct business and manage employees effectively in more than 60 countries. Create a free account to access GlobeSmart Country Guides.