Country Research

Subject Librarian
email Jane Kessler

emailjkessler@albany.edu
phone(518) 442-3830
location_onUniversity Library: LI-328

Key Databases

Statistical Abstract of the United States

Published since 1878, the Statistical Abstract of the United Stated is a comprehensive collection of statistics on the social, political and economic conditions of the United States.

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Yes
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Statistical Abstract Series 1878-2012

The Statistical Abstract of the United States is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. This site includes all Statistical Abstracts from 1878-2012, along with supplements.

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1878-2012
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Yes
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World Factbook

Produced by the United States, Central Intelligence Agency, the World Factbook provides information on the history, people and society, government, economy, energy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. The Reference tab includes: a variety of world, regional, country, ocean, and time zone maps; Flags of the World; and a Country Comparison function that ranks the country information and data in more than 75 Factbook fields.

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Varies
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Weekly
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Yes
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No limitation on concurrent users
Country Studies

Contains the electronic versions of 80 books previously published in hard copy as part of the Country Studies Series by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress. Intended for a general audience, books in the series present a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of select countries throughout the world. Most books in the series deal with a single foreign country, but a few cover several countries or a geographic region. The series includes several books on countries that no longer exist in their original configuration—such as Czechoslovakia, East Germany, the Soviet Union, Sudan, and Yugoslavia. These books remain in the series because they continue to offer valuable historical information and perspective. In some cases, studies on successor states are also part of the series.

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Europa World

Presents political and economic information on countries and territories as well as international organizations. Features statistical data and directories.

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Coverage:
Varies
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Annually
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Yes
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No limitation on concurrent users