Contains the on-line versions of books previously published in hard copy by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress as part of the Country Studies/Area Handbook Series sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Army between 1986 and 1998. Each of the 102 studies offers a comprehensive description and analysis of the country or region's historical setting, geography, society, economy, political system, foreign policy, and national security. The series is not all-inclusive. Notable omissions include Canada, France, the United Kingdom, and other Western nations, as well as a number of African nations. Country Profiles offer brief updates on selected countries.
Europa World Plus combines the famous, authoritative worldwide coverage of The Europa World Year Book with regular online updates. This online version delivers fast, impartial economic, political and geographic background information and statistical data by country, and includes thousands of directory contact details with click-through web links and a comprehensive listing of more than 2,000 international organizations.