For all of the nations that you will study in this course the following sites are highly recommended:

Library of Congress Portals to the World -- Just start here. Excellent subject guide for country specific topics such as economy, society, national security, etc.

Library of Congress Country Studies-- In depth info on each country.

CIA World Factbook-- From the CIA. Demographic (census) data, economic data. . .

World Bank-- Pick your country, also check out the special features on the homepage.


Two new databases will be invaluable to this course: CQ Global Researcher and Global Issues in Context. Global Issues in Context is kind of a one-stop-shop for news, current issues, economic data, and analysis. USE IT!


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