The CIA World Factbook is a publication of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of the United States. It provides national-level information on countries, territories, and dependencies which is a useful source for country information.
Categories covered on each country or region include:
The online CIA World Factbook is updated periodically throughout the year.
Link to online version of CIA World Factbook
BBC Country Profiles provides an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions.
The full profiles include audio and video clips from BBC archives.
Created by the International Business Center at Michigan State University, globalEDGE is a knowledge web-portal that connects international business professionals worldwide to a wealth of information, insights, and learning resources on global business activities.
Global Resource Directory
Provides links and description to a rich collection of global resources. Content and usability of the resources are rated. Categories include:
This business database provides full text for more than 2,300 journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed business publications.
Link to Business Source Complete
The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. The web site provides information on health, education, environment, private sector development, poverty, and economic reform issues, etc. Includes factual data on the countries that are assisted by the World Bank.
A global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. The web site provides information on statistics, research, trade topics, publications and other services offered by the WTO.
WTO Trade Topics
Topics include goods, services, intellectual property, dispute settlement, Doha Development Agenda, accessions, civil aircraft, competition policy, development electronic commerce, environment, government procurement, investment, regional trade agreements, and trade policy reviews. Link to WTO Trade Topics Gateway