Last Updated: Nov 3, 2015
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Published by the United Nations.
- CIA World Factbook
Authoritative. Widely used. Arguably the most current. Utilizes U.S. Census Bureau algorithms and definitions rather than U.N.
- World Development Indicators
Free resource from the World Bank. Authoritative. Documents all sources.
- Academic Search Complete
By library subscription. Popular articles from a variety of news sources, especially magazines.
- Google news
Freely available newspaper articles online. Good for identifying current event topics.
- LexisNexis Academic
By library subscription. Search either major world papers in English, or news sources from the subject country in Spanish or Portuguese. Better searched than browsed. Current issues plus deep archive.
- UlrichsWeb Periodicals Directory
Database that provides bibliographic information, including if a journal is peer-reviewed or not, on international periodicals. It covers all subject areas.