Subject Research Guides

Country Research Guide

When to Use This Guide

Use this guide when you are looking for information about specific countries, such as historical, economical, socio-cultural, demographic, political, or geographic.

Finding General or Background Information on a Country

Country information can be found in the following sources.

Subject Headings for Finding Information About a Country in the Book and Media Catalog

Search by "subject" using a country name and browse the categories that come up, such as the following examples:

Country name followed by “economic,” for example, China economic conditions
Country name followed by “social" or “history," for example, India social life and customs

Finding Articles About Countries in Research Databases

Search by country for political, economic, investment, social, and environmental overviews.

Search EBSCOhost for articles published in scholarly, trade, and general interest periodicals.

Selected Web Sites

globalEDGE – Country Insights
Created by the Center for International Business Education and Research at Michigan State University, globalEDGE is a portal for international business professionals, providing links to information and learning resources on global business activities. Use the CountryInsights section for information on specific countries.

Country Briefings (The Economist)
This site features concise profiles of over 60 countries, including economic data and forecasts, fact sheets, and political and economic structure, as well as links to articles from The Economist (full text of all the articles is available through Bowman Library).

Page Last Updated: August 04 2015

Bowman Library

1000 El Camino Real
Atherton, CA 94027
650.543.3825 (circ desk)
650.543.3826 (ref desk)

M-Th, 8 a.m. - 1 a.m.
F, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sa, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Su, 1 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Special Hours

Research Tips

These Research Guides have been prepared by librarians to assist with your research. Read more:

Evaluating Web Resources

Critically Analyzing Information Sources

Searching Electronic Resources Effectively

For more information on citation style, see:

Citing Your Research

Related Guides

International Management and Culture Resarch Guide

International Trade Research Guide

Exporters' Research Guide