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Countries: Country-Specific Information in Research Dbs.
Find information pertaining to specific countries and regions of the world.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) iLibrary
Online collection of OECD's books, papers and statistics and the gateway to OECD’s analysis and data. Also contains content published by the International Energy Agency (IEA), the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), the OECD Development Centre, PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment), and the International Transport Forum (ITF).
Annual report of the Chairman of the OECD Development Assistance Committee; provides detailed statistics on and analysis of each member’s foreign aid programs as well as an overview of trends and issues currently being discussed in the development community.
Each annual edition is comprised of a general assessment, a series of short reviews on each OECD member country, some reviews on key non-member economies, a set of thematic chapters focusing on topical economic issues, and a statistical annex which provides a set of macroeconomic data for the OECD member countries. (Reports listed by member country.)
Includes health-related statistics and other health policy information by country. Also includes country surveys/reviews/guides, manuals, sources and methods, news releases, newsletters/brochures, policy briefs, staff papers/presentations, indicators, working papers, and other OECD documents. (Choose the 'Countries' tab.)
Searching Databases for Country-Specific Information
Most subject-specific databases include coverage of specific country information, so you can select appropriate topical databases using the Research Guides by Subject and the search for your country and topic within those databases.
When an item has a specific-country focus, many databases indicate the country in the subject search (sometimes called the descriptor or subject heading), but others use a specific geographic label you can use to search for country information; this may be presented in a drop-box or on an Advanced Search screen. Use that label to include specific countries in your search. Here are some primary databases and a listing of the "fields" in which they list the country information:
Current news, global market activity, the latest business developments, and local, regional and international perspectives on business issues. Provides access to over 9,000 sources from over 150 countries, including newspapers, journals and magazines, newswires, and company reports.
(Use the 'Region' tab on the left side of the main screen.)
Citations to journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, research reports, conference reports, publications of and international agencies from over 120 countries throughout the world. Search your country as a descriptor for a more focused search. You can also choose the "Search Tools" tab to select the Thesaurus and search your country there--it will provide specific sub-topics for you to consider for your search.
Collection of questions and responses from over 15,000 surveys worldwide.
(Choose "SEARCH" on the upper right of the screen, then select your country or region from the drop-box labeled 'UNIVERSE: Geographic area covered by the survey.')
Search your country as a descriptor for a more focused search. You can also choose the "Search Tools" tab to select the Thesaurus and search your country there--if it has a bracketed plus sign next to it, you can click the country name to discover broader and narrower geographic terms for you to consider for your search.
You can also use the keyword search on the Libraries' Databases search page to find searchable databases that have a specific country focus; try, for example: Britain, British, English, United Kingdom.
Theoretical and research material covering international affairs. Includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs.
Database that covers the most important and controversial issues of the day. Contains the full text of CQ Researcher, a weekly publication. Each issue provides a comprehensive overview and background essay, data tables and graphs, chronology, pro-con starter, and list of major research and advocacy groups.
Presents informed, differing views on each side of an issue and to help students develop critical thinking skills and draw their own conclusions. Exclusive Viewpoint pages bring balance and perspective to every controversy using targeted arguments from recognized subject-matter experts and top journalistic sources.
Current events database for the exploration of social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other current topics. Full-text of articles from more than 475 sources including international and regional newspapers, periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information. To facilitate research, each article is associated to a main TOPIC or CURRENT EVENT. The returned result list groups articles into specific sources.
Also consider newspapers for current events and analysis; see the