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International Government: Reference Books

Gale Virtual Reference Library

provides the full text of some encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research, including:

Cities of the World - "A compilation of current information on cultural, geographic, and political conditions in 193 countries and their cities covering six continents, based on the Department of State's Post Reports. Maps and photos of many cities included."

Countries of the World & Their Leaders Yearbook - "Covering nearly 200 countries, the yearbook is filled with reports from the U.S. Department of State. Entries typically cover politicians, geography, defense, agriculture, and trade. Includes information on passport applications, regulations and duties, international health and disease, national holidays, and more."

World Press Encyclopedia - "This comprehensive survey of press and electronic media covers over 200 countries and their systems. Arranged alphabetically by country, entries include overview and background, economic framework, general characteristics, number and type of media, press laws, censorship issues, state-press relations, education and training in journalism, and more."

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations - "Presents easy-to-understand information on 200 countries and dependencies from around the world. Entries discuss a variety of topics in detail, from banking and securities to climate, from government data to demographic statistics. Also includes biographical essays on national leaders."

Other Reference Books