Includes Lands and Peoples ***
Facts, statistics, maps on the countries of the world.
Links to entries from almanacs, encyclopedias, dictionaries.
A dictionary and thesaurus.
Culture and Religion
Excellent coverage of world news. Type in the name of you country in the search box for an overview of the country as well as the latest newsheadlines, in-depth articles, leader profiles.
CNN World News
News articles on world events.
National and international headline news stories. Links will take you to fuller versions of the news stories as well as to recent news articles from the same geographical region.
The Internet Public Library Online Newspapers
Links to online newspapers from various countries of the world. Gives you news from the viewpoint of the countries themselves.
Large directory of world newspapers, sorted by region, country, and political affiliation.
Basic information on individual countries provided by the U.S. Department of State. Scroll down the alphabetical list of countries.
The World Factbook
Click on "Guide to Country Profiles" for up to date, factual information on specific countries. Includes discussion of transnational issues and international disputes. Click on "Guide to Rank Order Pages" for comparative data on geography, population, economy, communications, transportation, and military."Reference Maps" and "Flags of the World" are other useful pages in the Factbook.
CIA's list of government leaders is updated weekly.
Lists past and present heads of states and governments, including de facto leaders.. Also lists recent foreign ministers, religious leaders, and international organizations. Includes some portraits.
Links to excellent websites and monitored by librarians.
NoodleBib - Make a Works Cited Page
NoodleBib, a tool for making a bibliography where you may cite all your research sources.