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Country Analysis Library Guide: REFERENCE SOURCES


Reference materials are available for in-library use only and are shelved alphabetically by call number in the Reference Room. Ready Reference materials are held at the Reference Desk. Electronic sources are also included.

Atlas of Global Development: A Visual Guide to the World’s Greatest Challenges Book CoverAtlas of Global Development: A Visual Guide to the World’s Greatest Challenges, 2nd Edition  REF G1046 .G1 A85 2009
Guide to the most critical issues facing the world. Provides an overview of the world and its people. Thematic maps. Locates development challenges and successes, and illustrates trends and comparative outcomes.
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Central Intelligence Agency. Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

Countries and Their Cultures Book CoverCountries and Their Cultures REF GN307 .C68 2001 (4 volumes)
Cultures of the countries around the world Describes what is culturally universal in the country they are writing about and what varies by ethnic group, region, and class. Duscussion of “do’s” and “dont’s” for a culture. Discussion of ethnic relations in a country, including material on whether one particular ethnic group became dominant or whether a national culture developed out of a community of disparate cultures.
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Countries of the World and Their Leaders Yearbook REF G1 .C88 2005 (2 volumes)
Compilation of U.S. Department of State Reports on contemporary political and economic conditions, government personnel and policies, political parties, religions, history, education, press, radio and tv, climate, and other characteristics of selected countries of the world.
>>2010 Edition available through ELECTRONIC BOOK CENTER:  
    Volume 1: Afghanistan – Mozambique  
    Volume 2: Namibia – Zimbabwe, International Treaty Organizations, Foreign Travel
>>2009 Edition through ELECTRONIC BOOK CENTER
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Demographic Yearbook (United Nations Statistics Division)
Disseminates statistics on population size and composition, births, deaths, marriage and divorce on an annual basis. Special topics issues cover a wide range of additional topics including economic activity, educational attainment, household characteristics, housing, ethnicity and language, among others.

Ethnic Groups Worldwide: A Ready Reference Handbook Book CoverEthnic Groups Worldwide: A Ready Reference Handbook REF GN325 .L46 1998
Europe, Africa, Asia and the Pacific & the Americas. Each part contains a nation-by-nation description for that region. Nation profiles provide: Major ethnic groups or clusters of related ethnic groups in all nations of the world in the late 1990s; Descriptions of major ethnic groups or clusters of related groups in each nation; Analysis of the current state of ethnic relations.
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Encyclopedia of World Cultures REF GN307 .E53 1991 (10 Volumes)
Descriptive summaries of cultures. Provides a mix of demographic, historical, social, economic, political, and religious information on the cultures. Emphasis or flavor is cultural; that is, focuses on the ways of life of the people – both past and present – and the factors that have caused the culture to change over time and place.

The Europa World Year Book REF JN1 .E85 2006 (2 volumes)
Covers more than 250 countries and territories. Provides detailed country surveys containing the latest analytical, statistical and directory data.

Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia ButtonFUNK & WAGNALL’S NEW WORLD ENCYCLOPEDIA
Provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries.
Searchable by subject or keyword within the entry.
>>Search country name, then click HTML Full Text link under relevant result.

International Trade Statistics Yearbook (Dept. of Economic & Social Affairs, UN)
REF HF91 .U473 2015 (2 volumes) 
Provides the basic information for individual countries’ external trade performances in terms of value, as well as in volume and price, the importance of trading partners and the significance of individual commodities imported and exported. Shows annual statistics up to the year 2007 for 180 countries or areas.
>>Previous editions from 1983--Oversize HF91 .U473 (Floor 3A)
   Note: Oversized materials are the first shelves on each floor.

The International Year Book and Statesmen’s Who’s Who
READY REF JA51 .I57 (Most recent edition in Ready Reference at Reference Desk)
International Organisations: Profiles the structure & functions of the world’s major international & national organisations from UN agencies to economic & trade organisations; States of the World: Current & comprehensive view of the political, economic & social landscape of the world’s countries; Biographies: Major international figures are profiled, from heads of state and politicians to diplomats, heads of inter-governmental organisations and heads of central banks.

Many Globalizations: Cultural Diversity in the Contemporary World Book CoverMany Globalizations: Cultural Diversity in the Contemporary World (2002)
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NAFTA and Beyond: Alternative Perspectives in the Study of Global Trade and DevelopmentNAFTA and Beyond: Alternative Perspectives in the Study of Global Trade and Development REF HA1 .A4 V.610
Articles first presented at a conference at Princeton University in 2005, which brought together distinguished scholars – economists, sociologists, political scientists, and anthropologists. Comprehensive perspective interrogating the stated assumptions of conventional views on the world economy, free trade, and neoliberalism. Included are wide theoretical accounts as well as focused analyses of specific countries and regions in Asia, Latin America, and Europe. >>About This Book

Full subscription to National Bureau of Economic Research working papers.

Nations of the World: A Political, Economic & Business Handbook Book CoverNations of the World: A Political, Economic & Business Handbook
REF HF1010 .N37 2012
Profiles every nation and self-governing territory around the world. Political, economic and business information, supplemented by maps, charts and tables. Offers tremendous insight into the living conditions, social standings and economic climates of 232 nations. Every country profile has been reviewed and updated. Dozens of contributors have written thoughtful and comprehensive country essays. >>About This Book

The Princeton Encyclopedia of the World Economy Book CoverThe Princeton Encyclopedia of the World Economy
REF HF1373 .P75 2009 (2 volumes)
300+ entries covering a wide range of topics in international trade, finance, production, and economic development. Topics include concepts and principles, models and theory, institutions and agreements, policies and instruments, analysis and tools, and sectors and special issues. >>About This Book / Google Books Preview

The Statesman’s Yearbook: The Politics, Cultures and Economies of the World
READY REF JA51 .S7 (Most recent edition in Ready Reference at Reference Desk)
This reference work presents a political, economic and social account of every country of the world together with facts and analysis.
>>Previous editions from 1991 Maag Stacks JA51 .S7 (Floor 4A)

Statistical Yearbook (United Nations Statistics Division)
Organized into four parts: First, World and Region Summary, presents key world and regional aggregates and totals. Parts two, three, and four cover, respectively, population and social topics, national economic activity, and international economic relations.

U.S. Department of State: U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets
These publications include facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life (2009)
>>Volume 1: Africa - Ebook through ELECTRONIC BOOK CENTER
>>Volume 2: Americas - Ebook through ELECTRONIC BOOK CENTER
>>Volume 3: Asia & Oceania - Ebook through ELECTRONIC BOOK CENTER
>>Volume 4: Asia & Oceania - Ebook through ELECTRONIC BOOK CENTER
>>Volume 5: Europe - Ebook through ELECTRONIC BOOK CENTER

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations Book CoverWorldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations REF G63 .W67 2004x (6 volumes)
United Nations; Africa; Americas; Asia and Oceania; Europe; and World Leaders.
Reflecting the ever-changing status of the world geopolitical situation, the 11th
Edition includes entries for 193 countries.
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World Monetary Units: An Historical Dictionary, Country by CountryWorld Monetary Units: An Historical Dictionary, Country by Country
REF HG216 .B465 2008x
Iinformation about what monetary units have been used in 203 countries and four confederations, how their names changed over the years, and how they are divided into smaller units. Each entry covers the last 100 to 150 years. Many monetary units can best be understood in context of the political history, geography, and the languages of a country, so each country’s history is briefly narrated. >>About This Book