Provides thorough and accurate information on the major aspects of each country's government and political party system. Includes key facts, government and political history, current issues, political parties and organization, legislators and cabinets, and communication information.
Comparative data and reports on global political rights and civil liberties. Compiled annually by Freedom House, a U.S. NGO that tracks and advocates for democratization in the world. Freedom House also publishes the following reports: Freedom of the Press, Freedom on the Net, and Nations in Transit (reform in the former Communist states of Europe and Eurasia).
Europa World is the online version of the Europa World Yearbook, one of the leading reference sources on international affairs. It covers political and economic information on over 250 countries, plus international organizations.
Most recent edition of the CIA World Factbook (available in print beginning in 1981 in the Main Library at G122.U56). Offers country profiles covering geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military and transnational issues. Includes maps and country flags.