The World Factbook provides basic intelligence on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, environment, communications, transportation, military, terrorism, and transnational issues for 266 world entities.
Includes country fact sheets, travel information and travel advisories, embassies and consulates. For earlier reports see U.S. Department of State Background Notes, https://2001-2009.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn//index.htm
This collection contains electronic versions of eighty books originally sponsored by the U.S. Army and written by researchers affiliated with the Library’s Federal Research Division. Intended for a general audience, the studies provide descriptions and analyses of lesser-known countries or regions where U.S. military forces might be deployed.
OECD promotes policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. Statistics and Data is provided by country on multiple topics including: agriculture, development, economy, education, energy, environment, finance, government, health, innovation & technology, and jobs & society. Can select by country.
Mainly a company research database, but includes country profiles on the bottom right of the main page.
More useful sources at OSU Libraries
The Statesman's Yearbook
Call Number: 310.58 S797
Publication Date: 2016
Current edition is kept in Main Library. Previous editions are located in the Auxiliary Building - can be requested via ILL (http://info.library.okstate.edu/ILS/remote-materials)
Call Number: 909.025 C968
Publication Date: 2002, 2007
Countries and Their Cultures (4 volumes)
Call Number: 306.03 C855
Publication Date: 2001
A good general overview of countries. All entries have the same structure, with sections on geography, history, demography, languages, food, economy, etiquette, politics, family, religion, and arts and humanities.
Covers 193 countries. Each entry begins with a "Basic Fact Sheet" (head of state, capital, area, religion, national holidays, and so forth).Subsections include "Geographical Features," "Ethnic Compositions,"Languages," "Religions," "Political Parties," "Fo reign Policy," and "Economy," plus new sections on culture-related topics such as "Living Conditions," "Folklore and Mythology," "Etiquette," "Family Life," and "Personal Appearance."
Encyclopedia of the World's Nations and Cultures by George Thomas Kurian
Call Number: 903 E563
Publication Date: 2006-09-01
Dun & Bradstreet Guide to Doing Business Around the World
Call Number: 658.848 M882d 2001
Publication Date: 2001
Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life by Timothy L. Gall
Call Number: 305.8003 W927 2009
Publication Date: 2009-05-12
v. 1: Africa; v. 2: Americas; v. 3 -v. 4: Asian & Oceania; v. 5: Europe
Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands by Terri Morrison; Wayne A. Conaway
Call Number: 395.52 M882k 2006
Publication Date: 2006-07-24
Your Passport to International Business Etiquette The most authoritative and comprehensive text of its kind, Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands, 2nd Edition is your must-have guide to proper international business protocol.