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Off-Campus Access: Traveling with OWU Libraries

Conducting research from abroad? Taking your Sagan course out of the country? Or just wanting to get some work done from the comfort of your own home? Near or far, the OWU Libraries have your research and information needs covered.

Print Sources

The following books provide, in varying degrees, overviews and vital facts and statistics about the world's countries. Find contact information for important departments and officials, country histories, and much, much more. 

Authoritative Web Sites

  • The World Factbook 
    Central Intelligence Agency
  • U.S. Department of State Background Notes 
    Background Notes include facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty. The Background Notes are updated/revised by the Office of Electronic Information and Publications of the Bureau of Public Affairs.
  • Library of Congress Country Studies  
    The Country Studies present a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world.
  • BBC News Country Profiles  
  • Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics, and economic background of countries and background on key institutions.
  • Yahoo Countries  
    Yahoo Directory is a catalog of sites created by a staff of Yahoo editors who visit