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Information About Countries and Their Cultures
CountryWatch is an information provider for corporations, government agencies, universities, schools, libraries and individuals needing up-to-date news and information on each of the recognized countries of the world.
Countries & Their Cultures
Provides excellent overviews of a country's culture describing the same categories for every country in the world.
Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life
Provides information on the cultures of the world, covering different areas of daily life including clothing, food, language and religion..
Brief profile and statistics of every country in the world collected by the CIA.
In-depth analysis of of the historical, social, political and governmental institutions and systems of countries throughout the world.
Country Background Notes
Descriptions of countries covering history, people, economy and political conditions by the US State Department
City Population - Statistics & Maps of the Cities of the World
Provides demographic and other information on cities throughout the world.
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Search for articles from thousands of US and global news sources. It includes some audio and video news sources, as well as traditional newspapers. (Newsbank/Readex)
Factiva This link opens in a new window
Access news and company reports, stock quotes, and market information from Dow Jones and Reuters. This database has extensive international news coverage. (Dow Jones)
Newspaper Source Plus This link opens in a new window
Search for newspaper articles from hundreds of national and regional newspapers, as well as transcripts of television and radio news. (EBSCO)
International Newsstream This link opens in a new window
Search for articles from news sources outside of the US and Canada, such as newspapers, newswires, transcripts, and digital-only news sites. (ProQuest)
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AP Newsroom This link opens in a new window
Access thousands of photos taken by the Associated Press photographers for their news stories. (EBSCO)
Nexis Uni This link opens in a new window
Search for newspaper articles and legal materials such as court cases, legislation, statutes, regulations, law reviews, and more. (Lexis-Nexis)