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Reference/Online Resources with Country Information
Europa World Plus Andersen Library has many years of the annual Europa world year book in print also. The newest edition is in the 2nd-floor Reference Collection (JN1. E85); older editions since 1963 are in 3rd-floor Main Collection OVERSIZE JN1 .E85. This resource provides detailed profiles of countries, including history, government, religion, the press, and trade & industry, along with brief demographics and statistics on agriculture, forestry, mining, industry, finance, external trade, transportation, tourism, communications media, and education. There are also regional Europa books with more detailed country profiles (newer editions in Reference, older in Main OVERSIZE).
Gale Virtual Reference Library This collection of online reference works includes titles such as Countries and Their Cultures, Historical Dictionary of Pakistan, etc. in the "Nation and World" collection. Titles in this collection also appear in search results of the Books, Media and more in UW-Whitewater's libraries (the big search box on https://www.uww.edu/library/.
Global Road Warrior Profiles of 175 countries including country facts, climate, society & culture, demographics, money and banking, points of interest, transportation, maps and communications.
Political Risk Yearbook: Country Reports Available within Business Source Complete or Political Science Complete databases. Summarizes risk at the country level. This link goes to a full list of available countries, but a country can be added to the search, e.g., "political risk yearbook" AND iran
Call Number: online
The statesman's year-book
Call Number: 3rd-floor Main Collection, JA51 .S7
Publication Date: 1904-1905,1908,1910,1912-1913,1916-17,1924,1926,1930-1931,1933-1934,1936,1940,1944,1949,1951,1956,1957-1966/1967,1968/1969-1997/1998,2000,2003,2009
World Factbook The CIA's World Factbook provides information on the history, people and society, government, economy, energy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. The Reference tab includes: a variety of world, regional, country, ocean, and time zone maps; Flags of the World; and a Country Comparison function that ranks the country information and data in more than 75 Factbook fields.
Also search Research@UWW's "Books, Media and more (UW Whitewater)" for additional titles, such as the search "historical dictionary" AND <country>, or (encycloped* OR dictionary) AND <country>, e.g., china AND (dictionary OR encycloped*) will find the record for the Historical Dictionary of United States-China Relations, which is available online.
Historical Dictionary of United States-China Relations The relationship between the United States of America and the People's Republic of China is traced in this dictionary containing hundreds of cross-referenced entries on the presidents and prime ministers, the secretaries of state and foreign ministers, other key players, and the more significant institutions and events. Everything from the Boxer Uprising in the late 19th Century to Nixon's historic visit to China in 1972, from the crisis over U.S. arms sales to Taiwan in 1982 to the U.S. bombing of the Chinese Embassy at Belgrade in 1999 is covered in this highly accessible scholarly work. The book's introduction and chronology delineate the many differences in political, military, and ideological issues between the two countries. Two appendixes list all the United States Presidents and Secretaries of State, as well as all the Republic of China Presidents and Prime Ministers and the People's Republic of China Presidents and Prime Ministers, respectively. Supplementing the material is an extremely detailed bibliography of related materials.
Call Number: online
Publication Date: 2006
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