International Business

World Cultures

Encyclopedia of World Cultures
GN307 E53 REF (v.1-10)

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life
GN333 W67 REF (v. 1-4)

Country Insights from globalEdge each include a section on culture.

  • CultureGrams locked database
    Concise reports on more than 182 cultures of the world and US States. Daily life and culture, history, customs, and lifestyles of the world's people.

Country Guides on the Web

The World Factbook from the CIA - provides "information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities."

Background Notes from the US Dept. of State - brief economic and political updates for countries around the world.

Country Profiles from the BBC - quick guides to the history, politics and economic background of countries and territories.

Countries &  Regions from the World Bank - includes country briefs, overviews, statistics, analysis, and more.

Country Information from the International Monetary Fund - reports, press releases, and publications arranged by country.

Country Insights from globalEdge, MSU's web-portal for global business information.


Country Analysis Online

Library databases with country reports covering economic, political, and social conditions:

  • Europa World Plus Online locked database
    Covers political and economic information for more than 250 countries and territories, with surveys that provide in-depth, expert analysis at the regional, sub-regional and country levels.
  • Business Source Complete locked database
    Search for your country by name, then under "Source Types," limit your results to "Country Reports" and check the box for "Full Text." Country analyses include: -Economic Surveys from the OECD -Country Profiles (annual) and Country Reports (monthly) from the Economist Intelligence Unit cover over 200 countries with overviews of economic, social, and political conditions. -Country Reviews from CountryWatch Incorporated -Country Monitor from IHS Global Insight

Country Guides in Print

Europa World Year Book
JN1 E85 REF (v. 1-2)
Statistics and overviews, arranged by country.

The Statesman's Yearbook
Statistics and overviews covering world politics, cultures, and economies.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations
G63 W67 2007 (v. 1-5)
Extensive overviews of 194 countries covering history, politics, culture, economy, and more.

Europa Regional Surveys of the World Series
Provides more in-depth country analysis, statistics, and directories, arranged by world regions:
Africa South of the Sahara DS1 F3 2009 REF
The Far East and Australasia DS1 F3 2009 REF
The Middle East and North Africa DS49 M5 2009 REF
South America, Central America, and the Caribbean F1401 S68 2009 REF

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