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EGGS 221: Economic Geography

World Bank

In particular, the Data and Research sections of this site offer a tremendous amount of demographic, economic, and political information.

One may find crude birth rates and crude death rates in the World Development Indicators.

Europa World Year Book

This source offers outstanding narrative information and numerical data on countries.  It may be found in the Reference Collection (2nd floor) at the following call number.

JN 1 .E85

This is a particularly useful source for obtaining ranked lists of trading partners, imported products, exported products, large cities and towns, and more.

The most current year of this source is on Reserve at the Circulation Desk on the 1st floor of the Library.

A good source of information on labor force distribution is the Statesman's Yearbook.   It may be found in the Reference Collection (2nd floor) at the following call number.

JA 51 .S7

CIA World Factbook

This site may be used to find economic, geographic, military, and transportation-related data.

Business Source Complete - Country Reports

Business Source Complete may be used to find outstanding country reports with economic forecasts and reviews, business opportunity summaries, and risk assessments.  To access these reports, please follow these steps.

  1. On the Business Source Premier search screen, scroll down to the Publication Type menu.
  2. Select Country Report
  3. Enter a country name and search by subject
  4. Click on the link to the report that suits your needs.


Library of Congress Country Studies


Library of Congress - Country Studies


The Federal Research Division of the LOC has furnished this outstanding site for country data, in terms of demographics, education, economics, and more.  One simply selects a country from an alphabetically arranged drop-down menu, and receives information such as historical events, population, ethnic groups, climate, and more.

US State Department

General information on countries, including maps with locations of large municipalities.

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