CIA World FactbookAlternate title: World Factbook. Provides a country-by-country listing of basic statistical and factual information. A few miscellaneous areas such as Antarctica and the West Bank are also included. Entries average two pages in length. Updated annually.
Europa World PlusEuropa World Plus is the online equivalent of paper Europa Yearbook, a mainstay at the Social Sciences/Education Reference Desk; a country-by-country listing with elections, economic, and other infrastructure data;
globalEDGEThis internation business and country studies information portal, from the Center for International Business Education and Research, Michigan State Unviersity, provides access to more than five thousand Internet resources with annotations. Also pulls together economic, trade, and industry information from a number of sources and produces a Market Potential Index (MPI) for Emerging Markets.