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Understanding the history and culture of other countries also helps us understand ourselves.
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- General Reference Center Gold
Find articles from magazines and newspapers about the country you are researching.
- Library PressDisplay
From NewspaperDirect Inc. Today's newspapers from around the world in full-color, full-page format. Includes over 1,700 US and international titles (New York Times not available.) Just like reading the print edition. Note: Limit of 5 concurrent users - please remember to sign out. Details
- Country Profiles - BBC
History, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions. Plus audio and video clips from BBC archives.
- Background Notes - Department of State
Background Notes include facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty.
- The World Factbook - CIA
Iformation on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities.
- Country Studies: Area Handbook Series
The Country Studies Series is not a current events database. Rather, it offers background analysis on a country's history, geography, society, economy, political system, foreign policy, and national security. While some may seem outdated, they are still useful for historical background.
- Countries - National Geographic
Find articles, photos and maps which help understand the culture of places. Browse by continent.
- Portals to the World
Electronic resources on the nations of the world selected by Library of Congress subject experts
- How Far Is it
Enter the names of any two cities. and see the distance between them (as the crow flies) in miles, kilometers, and nautical miles.
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