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These resources will help with the Country Timeline and Overview assignment. They will provide context for finding and understanding more information about your country.
Contemporary country overviews
Europa World Year Book
Provides overviews and basic statistics for all countries, focusing on the present state of each. The most recent edition is available at the Van Pelt Reference Desk. Use the regional version of the Yearbook to find more information on your country.
Similar to Europa but with briefer overviews.
Giant Encyclopedia great for an online overview of the history and contemporary status of a country.
Library of Congress Area Studies Series
"Presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world." Coverage often ends a decade or more ago.
Overviews of languages by country.
Contemporary health overviews