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Spotlight: CountryWatch

CountryWatch - It provides detailed reports and analysis for nearly 200 countries around the world. Major sections are: CountryReviews - reports for each country that includes demographic, political, economic, business, cultural, and environmental information; CountryWire - daily news coverage for every country in the world; CountryWatch Data - statistical data on various topics across a 10-year period; and CountryWatch Map Gallery - physical, political, and thematic maps.

World Bank Open Knowledge Repository

The World Bank Open Knowledge Repository collects, disseminates, and permanently preserves its intellectual output in digital form. Included in the repository are World Bank books, Development Reports, Policy Research Working Papers and numerous other studies and journal articles. Subjects cover any topic/program given World Bank funding for research.  Coverage: Varies by type of publication.

A Note About Finding Books

Books on nations, cultures, and international organizations can be searched in the online catalog using several Library of Congress (LC) Subject Headings. The simplest choice is the name of the country, culture, or organization: Haiti, Incas, or United Nations. 

If there are several books on the topic, more specific headings will be listed: Japan - Politics and Government.

If you are more interested in a specific topic in several countries, search the topic and then divide it geographically: Education - Germany.

Reference Sources

Reference sources, located on the first floor of the UALR Ottenheimer Library, are not available to check out. You are welcome, however, to make photocopies. You also have the option of scanning pages and sending them to your email account as a PDF file using the copiers on the first floor.

Below are examples of generalized and subject-specific reference sources.             .

 A Dictionary of the European Union
Call Number: REF KJE 926.5 .P55 2002

Statesman Year-Book
Call Number: REF JA 51 .S7 

World Factbook 
Located on 3rd floor
Call Number: US Doc PrEx 3.15: year