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International & General Policy Research Tools
PolicyArchive is a comprehensive digital library of public policy research containing over 17,000 documents, from about 500 organizations.
Center for Security Studies: Resources
Formerly ISN. A one-stop information service in the fields of international relations and security. Among the services offered are: an annotated links library, a limited area search tool (ISN LASE), and a selection of resources on current world affairs.
- CIA World FactBook U.S. government profiles of countries and territories around the world. Information on geography, people, government, transportation, economy, communications, and more.
- Statistical Abstracts of the United States: Statistics on social and economic conditions in the United States. Selected international data included. The print version is much more user-friendly than the online version.
- World Development Indicators Macroeconomic, social, and environmental data from the World Bank. A comprehensive database on development data covering more than 700 development indicators, with time series for 208 countries, and 18 regional and income groups. The extensive collection of development data includes population, income, social, economic, financial, natural resources, and environmental indicators for more than forty years (starting in 1960 where data are available)
- Europa World Plus Economic, political, historical, and geographic profiles of countries and global regions. Contact info for political, business, media, and cultural agencies and officials. Search or browse by country, region, organization, or people.