Databases for Country Research:
World and Its Peoples
We own this publication in print, also. Check the cart in the library.
No login is necessary at school.
At home, use the username and password Mrs. Woo gave you.
The easiest way to access your country information for this project is to key in the name of your country in the search bar next to "Quick Search." Typically the first result will be a detailed article about your country.
Username and password are on your citation sheets. You may search all the ebooks at once, or choose one to search. This one works for specific key words: apartheid, caste system India, Khmer Rouge.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Search our entire collection of ebooks at once, but make sure after your first search that you UNCHECK "search within this database" for future searches.
Or, search individual ebooks that you will find if you click "History" underneath the search bar. You will see a list of e-books that might be useful for this project.
Additional Gale Databases
Includes Global Issues in Context, KidsInfoBits, Junior Edition K-12, The New York Times, World History in Context, and more. Click on the name of the database you would like to search.
Free Web for Country Research:
CIA The World Factbook
Useful and concise information on every country in the world from the Central Intelligence Agency. Includes a current overview of the country: people, government, economy, issues.
Country Profiles from the BBC
Under the correct heading, click on your country on the choose your country drop-down menu. You'll find information on the history, politics, and economic background of individual countries.
InfoPlease Countries of the World
Click on the name of your country. Explore the links from your country page for maps, Almanac information on population and culture, and encyclopedia articles on the land and people.
Click on the correct continent. Then click on the name of your country to find facts and figures, and maps.
Country Studies - Library of Congress Web site
Offers good background and historical information on 101 countries. (See List of Countries.) Also contains brief, more up-to-date Country Profiles on select countries. (See Choose a Country Profile) Also provides a link to Portals to the World, which provides a lot more information on more countries.
Click on People and Places to learn facts about the people, culture, geography, and politics of individual countries.
U.S. Department of State Background Notes
Includes facts about the land, people, history, government, politicial conditions, economy, and foreign relations.