Culturegrams Provides concise, reliable, and up-to-date cultural information on countries across the globe.
CIA: The World Factbook Political, geographic, economic, and sociological summaries organized by country.
Country Profiles. (BBC) Guides to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions. They also include audio and video clips from BBC archives.
Economist Country Reports The reports include recent news articles, country profiles, forecasts, fact sheets, and economic data.
Encyclopaedia Britannica Lists entries on all world countries detailing their geography, people, economy, government, society, cultural life, and history. Provides a list of best websites on the country.
Global Gateway: World Culture and Resources Links to the international sites at the Library of Congress.
Guide to Countries of the World Handbook that provides a wealth of information for every country in the world
Library of Congress Country Studies Produced by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress, the studies are a historical, social, cultural, economic, and political analysis of 101 world countries.
Library of Congress Country Profiles Produced by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress, 50 country profiles “offer brief summarized information on a country.
U.S. Department of State Background Notes “Facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty.”
World Bank Click on countries and retrieve background information and up to date reports on all countries in the world.