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Government Web Resources Guide

International Affairs

Background Notes (State Department)
Publications from the U.S. Dept. of State that include facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty, updated rotationally.

CIA World Factbook
The CIA World Factbook is a publication of US government profiles of countries and territories around the world. Information includes geography, people, government, transportation, economy, communications, and transnational issues.

Country Analysis Briefs (Energy Information Administration)
Reports on world-wide energe usage and production.

Country Studies - Federal Research Division
The Country Studies Series presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world.

GODORT International Documents Task Force
Web links to foreign governments, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, and other notable sites.

Library of Congress Country Studies (1988 - 1998)
This discontinued series published by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress was intended to focus primarily on lesser-known areas of the world or regions in which U.S. forces might be deployed.

Non-governmental Organizations Research Guide (Duke University)
Links to selected NGOs and information about them.

Official Documents of the United Nations (1993 - Current)
This database provides access to the full text of United Nation documents. Pre-1993 documents are being added as well.

U.S. Department of State
Official web site.

United Nations
Official web site.