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Sophomore Seminar 207: Infection: Global Health: Reference Resources

Reference in the Library


The Library has each print volume in the Country Studies.  Each volume presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of select countries throughout the world. Although these volumes were written in 1990s and 2000s, they are very well researched by social scientists at the Federal Research Division.

Library of Congress Country Studies  - available online from the Library of Congress
Each book is downloadable as a PDF from the Library of Congress website. 

From the Michigan eLibrary:

  • Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations - 14th edition; Gale, 2017; 5 vols.
    Information on more than 200 countries and dependencies from around the world. Entries discuss a variety of topics, from banking and securities to climate, from government data to demographic statistics. Also includes biographical essays on national leaders.
  • Countries of the World and Their Leaders Yearbook - Gale, 2016; 2 vols.
    A compilation of U.S. Department of State reports on contemporary political and economic conditions, government personnel and policies, political parties, religions, history, education, press, radio and TV, climate, and other characteristics of selected countries of the world; together with travel alerts, passport and visa information, world health information for travelers, and customs and duty tips for returning residents.

Reference Information on the Web


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