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.
Economic development data compiled by the World Bank. The 2009 WDI includes more than 800 indicators in over 90 tables organized in 6 sections: World View, People, Environment, Economy, States and Markets, and Global Links. Online version: ODU Only