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Country Information

ABYZ News Links Keep in touch with the news from many countries with this gateway to worldwide newspapers and other news media.

BBC News Country Profiles Produced by the British Broadcasting Corporation, these full country profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of both countries and territories, as well as background on key institutions.

Country Studies Find in-depth information on the geography, society, economy, culture, politics, government, and history of over 100 countries. These studies, originally published in book form and now updated online by the Library of Congress, focus on lesser-known countries of the world.

SIRS Issues Researcher: Country Background Notes This subscription database provides country profiles, maps of the world, and excerpts from the World Almanac. Available to Blinn College students, faculty & staff.

U.S. State Department Background Notes Find out about a country's geography, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and its relations with the United States and other countries. Originally published by the State Department for new U.S. ambassadors and embassy staff.

The World Factbook This online factbook, published by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and updated weekly, furnishes information on geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.


If you are in the library, the 900’s call number range of the reference section contains books on the geography and history of countries. In addition to maps, atlases (located in atlas stands on the Brenham and Bryan Campuses) also contain country information.



Page Last Updated: May 13, 2016
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