This paper aims to summarize the quality and usefulness of several online resources, both subscription and free, for finding information on countries of the world.
The paper describes several free and commercial sources that can be used for conducting research on countries of the world, evaluates them and makes recommendations regarding their use and appropriateness for specific clientele.
There are many free resources that can be used for locating information on countries of the world, but researchers needing current and in-depth economic and demographic information may need to consult subscription databases.
This paper intentionally limits its analysis to resources that provide basic statistical and narrative information, along with descriptions of culture; online tools for gathering comprehensive data on country economics and demographics have been excluded for purposes of brevity.
This paper offers a comparative overview, survey and analysis of multiple references sources that can be utilized to locate country information, which will be of value to information professionals, as well as information seekers.
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