Find Country Information
Looking for economic profiles, analysis, news and other information about the countries of the world? Information can be found in the following selected resources and internet sites:
Selected Print Resources
- The Europa World Yearbook provides detailed country surveys containing statistical, directory and analytical information for all countries and territories. Also includes information on major international organisations.
- OECD Economic Surveys provide data on the economic performance of OECD member countries.
- The Statesman's Yearbook contains economic, political, cultural and biographical information on each country of the world.
Electronic Databases available in the Library
- Business Source Premier
Up-to-date comprehensive country reports which includes demographic, political, economic, and cultural information.
- Oxford Reference Online Premium
Provides electronic access in the Library to "A Guide to Countries of the World" This well known reference gives concise overviews of every country of the world.
To locate "A Guide to Countries of the World", look in "subjects and books" under "Names and Places".
The State Library provides access to newspapers from the most local to specialist and international titles. Newspapers are available in several formats.
There are a large number of government, national and international organisations providing a range of information on different countries. Some examples are listed below.
- Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) Country, economy and regional information)
- UNdata (United Nations)
- World Bank
- Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Developmen (OECD)
- Asian Development Bank (ADB)
- Central Intelligence Agency (CIA World Factbook)
- International Monetary Fund (IMF)
- Doing Business In... - produced by the World Bank this site provides a current assessment and analysis of the business environment and trading arrangements in different countries.
- BBC Country Profiles
- Nationmaster.com a popular database of world statistics using graphs and pie charts. This reference site offers country statistics, maps and flags.
Page last updated: Thursday 2 February 2012