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Unique online and physical collections on specific subjects, in distinct formats, and in special archives.
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Political Science and Public Policy
Political Science and Public Policy: Country information
Starting points for the study of political science and public policy.
Country information sources
Europa World Plus
Country profiles, including geographic, economic, and political information
Countries and Their Cultures
Social and anthropological profiles
Economist Intelligence Unit
Current economic and political reports and analysis, by country, from the Economist Intelligence Unit
World Development Indicators
Global development data
CIA World Factbook
Maps, background, and statistics by country
State Department Country Information
Includes Background Notes, Library of Congress Country Studies, and more
Global Road Warrior
Country information for travelers, students, and businesspeople
Business Source Complete
Business oriented country reports, such as the Political Risk Yearbook, Background Notes, and Economic Competitiveness
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Cities of the United States
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Cities of the World
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State & County Quick Facts
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