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ECONOMIC 121: Principles of Macroeconomics

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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.

CIA World Factbook

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

Doing Business In...

This is an exceptional source of information with very specific information on the business/investment climate in a given country.  Simply select a country from the dropdown menu.

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.

JN1 .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

World Bank

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

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.


LexisNexis Country Information


Country information may be found in LexisNexis using the following steps.

  1. Select Search by Subject or Topic
  2. Click Country Information
  3. Select a Advanced Options
  4. Select a Country

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