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Country Information: Country Information Home

Political, Cultural and Geographical information about countries is available through a variety of sources in the library and on the Web. By reading and exploring the sources provided in this guide you may save yourself some research time!

Country Information Research Guide -- Find information on Countries and their Governments

For additional resources for political science research,
please visit our Political Science Research Guide, and Citation Style

Websites: Country Guides

Websites: Country & Regional Analysis

Specialized Library Databases

News and Articles

Database Search Tips

Tip 1: Use keywords to help narrow down your search and find relevant information more quickly. For example:

[Your country] AND [keyword or words]


  • El Salvador AND elections

  • Chile AND health care

  • Turkey AND economy

  • Afghanistan AND foreign policy

  • India AND globalization

Tip 2: Use "Ctrl+F" (Windows) or "Command+F" (Mac) to quickly search webpages and documents.

News & Media Sources

Tip: Use the search boxes on these sites to find news & video related to your chosen country.

Video Databases

Brazil: Urban Planning Challenges is one example of the films available to you through the Films on Demand database. When you are off-campus your LancerPoint User ID and password is required.

Video - Brazil: Urban Planning Challenges