Finding information on countries: economic, financial, businesses
GALILEO Databases http://www.galileo.usg.edu/scholar/aug/databases/
Asian Business and Reference http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zuas
Political, economic, social, and business profiles;
guides and outlooks;
core national and regional statistics;
frequently updated economic, financial, and demographic series and analysis.
Organizational, directory, and biographical information for national government, the civil service, and business
and cultural organizations.
Policy and analysis.
National and regional level full‐text archive of white papers, government documents, journals, and legislation,
complete with selected topic analysis.
Business Source Complete http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zbbc This database contains country reports
from various sources, including the Economist Intelligence Unit, Business Monitor International and the OECD.
Enter the name of the country in the search box and use the pull-down menu to ‘subject’. Look below the search
boxes for the limiters and select ‘publication type’ ‘country report.’ Data includes:
Real GDP and GDP per capita;
Money, Prices and Interest Rates;
Government Spending and Taxation;
Trade and the Exchange Rate;
Agricultural Production and Consumption.
To see previous years, use the date slide bar on the left of the screen to change years.
EconLit http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zbef Full-text articles on capital markets, country studies,
economic forecasting, environmental economics, government regulations, labor economics, monetary theory, and
European Business http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zueu In-depth profiles of the continent's companies,
business leaders, and products. An excellent source of information on specific economic and market conditions in
countries and regions throughout Europe.
International Financial Statistics from the International Monetary Fund (Journals Area, Second floor)
Various reference titles, found either in the D-F, H, and JK call number areas. Ask at the reference desk for
assistance with this or with finding books in the stacks.
The Statesman’s Yearbook: (print at Reference desk) includes reliable information on every country in the world,
covering key historical events, population, city profiles, social statistics, climate, recent elections, current leaders,
defense, international relations, economy, energy and natural resources, industry, international trade, religion,
culture, and diplomatic representatives, and fact sheets.
U.S. Department of State http://www.state.gov/countries/ Links to U.S. and foreign embassies, diplomatic lists,
foreign government officials, country background notes, and post reports on culture and living conditions in various
countries and cities.
CIA World Factbook https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/ Brief information on
political, social, and economic aspects of individual countries, provided by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.
The World Bank, which has recently released their library of data free to the public.
Google searches to find information published by the countries themselves. Two examples:
The National Bureau of Statistics of China (in English)—includes the Consumer Price Index
Bank of England: http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/
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