Includes detailed descriptions and analyses of 101 countries of the world, focusing on "lesser known areas of the world or regions in which U.S. forces might be deployed". Each book includes discussion of the setting as well as the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world.
Formerly "Background Notes." Not as detailed as the Library of Congress Country Studies, but not as brief as the CIA World Factbook. Each report includes sections on: geography, people, history, government and political conditions, economy, general foreign relations, U.S. relations with the country, and travel and business information.
Brief descriptions of every country in the world. Entries include geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues. For editions before 1990, visit the Cornette Library Government Documents Unit.
Includes public domain maps, primarily from the U.S. government, which have been scanned in to make the available on the Web. Sections include: current interest maps, world maps, countries, states, Texas counties, and maps.
Focusing on Americana and other cartographic treasures from the Library of Congress, these maps are generally not copyrighted. Organized into: cities and towns; cultural landscapes; conservation and environment; military battles and campaigns; discovery and exploration; transportation and communication; and general maps.
Oover 20,000 maps and charts from the late 1700s to present day, focusing on nautical charts, hydrographic surveys, topographic surveys, geodetic surveys, city plans and Civil War battle maps. Click on "Image Catalog" to search by keyword, or browse by region or type.
Links to travel information from the US government, including passport card, travel requirements, travel safety (including airline carryon restrictions), travel warnings, and tips for international travelers.
May browse Export Guides or search Market Intelligence. Includes Country Commercial Guides (CCGs) which "present a comprehensive look at countries' commercial environments, using economic, political and market analysis." Each report includes sections on: economic trends And outlook; political environment; marketing U.S. products and services; leading sectors for U.S exports and investments; trade regulations, customs and standards; investment climate statement; trade and project financing; business travel; economic and trade statistics; U.S. And country contacts; market research; and trade event schedule.
Submitted annually to the Congress by the State Department, the reports cover "internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights".
Brief descriptions of all the languages and dialects spoken around the world. Includes number of people speaking the language, location, ethnic groups involved, literacy, some cultural information, and religion. Organized by region and then country.