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Columbia Gazetteer of the World
Names, descriptions, and characteristics of over 165,000 places in the world. more info.

CultureGrams
Country histories, lifestyles, customs, statistical data, embassy contacts, images, maps, sounds, and recipes are provided. more info.

Discovering Collection
Content covers history, literature, biography, science, and social studies. Resources include primary sources, essays, critical analyses, biographies, creative works, and multimedia. more info.

Junior Reference Collection
Information from reference books about people, places, history, science, and more. Includes audio, video, photos, and maps. more info.

Lands & Peoples
Interactive encyclopedia of countries cultures and events. Covers land, climate, people, government. Includes maps, images, data, time-lines, and links. more info.

World Book Online
In addition to the well-known encyclopedia, offers headline news explored in depth, primary sources, pathfinders, atlases and images and a dictionary. more info.

World History In Context
Broad coverage moving chronologically from antiquity to the present and geographically around the globe. Content includes primary sources, reference books, periodicals, maps, atlases and images. more info.

 

Websites

Background Notes 
The U.S. Department of State's profiles of countries of the world; focus is on economy, education, government and foreign relations.

BBC Country Profiles 
The history, politics and economic background of countries and territories.  Also includes audio and  video clips from BBC archives.

CIA The World Factbook 
Quick, easy access to maps, flags, country comparisons, and up-to-date information from the Central Intelligence Agency.

Countries of the World 
Fast facts, geography, history, government, plus who's who in each country. From Information Please Almanac.

Travel and Cultures 
Explore the history and culture of continents, countries and cities. Includes photos and videos from National Geographic.

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