EIU.com is produced by the Economist Intelligence Unit. Contents include Country Reports, Country Profiles, Country Commerce, Country Finance, and a number of newsletter articles.
Political Risk Yearbook is available in Business Source Complete.
Cambridge Histories Online provide excellent background information on countries and their political, social, and cultural histories.
Lexis/Nexis Academic offers a Research Countries feature which searches Political Risk Service, Walden Country Reports, Business Monitor International, Country Briefings, and news reports.
CIAO (Columbia International Affairs Online)
For additional information, check the Data/Statistics/Polls tab on this Guide.
Data Catalog (The World Bank) Provides access to a number of key World Bank databases, including World Development Indicators, African Development Indicators, and Health, Nutrition, and Population Statistics.
World Factbook (CIA) - Brief country profiles.
Country Studies (Library of Congress) Book length studies covering topics from culture and history to the economy and politics. Important! These studies are updated infrequently and are most useful for historical materials. Also, not all countries are covered in this series.