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Online Reference Sources
Encyclopedia Britannica Online
Consists of the online equivalent of the printed Encyclopedia Britannica plus numerous supplementary resources, including the Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, select magazine and journal articles, thousands of photographs and illustrations, and links to additional websites reviewed by the Britannica editors.
Europa World (Europa World Yearbook Online)
In-depth country profiles (summary of history, current events, government directory, statistics, and more). Choose countries from the drop-down menu at the top.
Basic encyclopedic information from the CIA about countries around the world, such as history, people, politics, geography, and more. CIA World Factbook has information on the percent of different ethnic groups within individual nations.