Countries & Cultures - Quick Start
The CIA World Factbook
The CIA World Factbook includes brief statistical data about the geography, people, economy, government, communication, defense and transportation of each country.
CountryWatch is a world leader in providing country specific geopolitical intelligence on each of the 192 countries of the world.
Library of Congress Global Gateway: World Culture & Resources
This site links to multimedia resources, exhibitions, databases, and other materials on nations, regions, and world cultures.
Culture and Customs Series
Learn about "the land, peoples, and brief historical overview; religion and world view; literature and media; art and architecture/housing; cuisine and traditional dress; gender, marriage, and family; social customs and lifestyles; and music and dance" of various nations.
The series contains books in Owens Library and eBooks accessed online through the library.