- World Factbook (Central Intelligence Agency)
- Countries and Regions (US State Department)
- CIA Maps (see also Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection which has digitalized additional CIA maps).
- World Leaders: Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Government
- International Statistical Agencies United States Census Bureau list of the national statistics offices of other countries.
- Country internet sites: Most countries and international organizations have an internet site. Foreign Governments is a good starting point. Also helpful is OFFSTATS: Official Statistics on the Web, a list compiled by the University of Auckland Library.
- US State Department Foreign Operations Congressional Budget Justification, FY 2013 Overview of US operations in each country
- United States Institute of Peace Publications and Tools Use the Regions drop-down menu to choose your country of interest.
- International Data Base (Census Bureau). Database containing statistical tables of demographic and socio-economic data for 228 countries and areas of the world.
- Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (US State Department)
- Country Reports on Terrorism (US State Department)
- Advancing Freedom and Democracy Reports (US State Department)
- International Religious Freedom (US State Department)
Aid and Development
- Foreign Agricultural Service includes United States food aid to other countries, agricultural trade information, and more.
- International Energy Data includes country specific information as well as overviews.
- Social Security Programs Throughout the World
- Country Health Statistical Reports (Agency for International Development)
- Latin America and the Caribbean: Selected Economic and Social Data (Agency for International Development)
- Development Experience Clearinghouse (Agency for International Development)
- Portals to the World (Library of Congress) and Foreign Information by Country (University of Colorado at Boulder's University Library) are useful guides that links to electronic resources about specific countries; some of the sites included are government sites, many are not.
- Use the resources of international organizations. Examples are: United Nations Social and Economic Statistical Databases and United National Population Information Network. (International Government Information at UC Berkeley is a good starting point if you are not familiar with such organizations).
- CountryWatch (Oviatt Library subscription)
- LexisNexis Academic international news and legal sources (Oviatt Library subscription)
- ABYZ News Links newspapers, radio, and television, some in English, by home country