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Smith College Libraries' guide to resources by region of the world.
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Use the Libraries' Research page for discipline-specific sources (anthropology, economics, etc.) or for additional reference sources (encyclopedias, language dictionaries, etc.).

For region-specific sources, see the tabs at the top of this page

News

Background/Statistics/Maps

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  • CountryWatch 1993+
    Up-to-date information and news on the countries of the world including political, economic, business information, daily news, and data.
  • Europa World Plus
    Long essays on the government and economy of every country, with statistical tables and directory information.
  • CIA World Factbook
    Statistics on each country's demographics, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues, plus map.
  • U.S. Department of State Background Notes
    Facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty.
  • Perry-CastaƱeda Library Map Collection (University of Texas)
    Extensive online map collection of mostly public domain maps, freely available for downloading and use.

Academic Articles

Use the SCLinks buttons within the databases below to see if Smith has the article you need online or in print - or use the Journal Locator.

  • Academic Search Premier [EBSCO] 1965+
    Large, interdisciplinary database of scholarly journals as well as news and opinion magazines.
  • Academic OneFile [GALE] 1980+. MLIN
    Peer-reviewed, full text articles, with extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature, etc. Also includes New York Times full text, 1995+.

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