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GE 200 - World Geography



General Country Information

Country Studies
The Country Studies Series presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world. A search bar makes locating information easy.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2007 (Nutting Memorial Library)
REF AY 67 .N5 W7 2007
There is a section called Nations of the World starting on page 745. Chief crops for each country are noted.

Background Notes
These publications include facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty.

CIA - The World Factbook
REF G122 .U56a 2006 (Nutting Memorial Library)
The World Factbook provides national-level information on countries, territories, and dependencies.

Country Web Pages
Find the official government web pages of each country.


Newspaper & Magazine Articles
Newspaper and Magazine articles will provide more information on farming technology, sports, arts, events, holidays; any topic.

ProQuest Newspapers
Provides access to full text national and international newspapers. Go into Advanced Search. On the first search bar, change Citation and Abstract to Location. Type the name of the country. Add sports or agriculture or another term to the search box below.

Academic Search Premier
Use for magazine/journal articles. ASP indexes a few newspapers, but ProQuest Newspapers is the better source for those.

Business Source Premier
Type agricultural technology or agricultural innovations. You can add the name of the country or crop you are researching.

agricultural innovations and soybeans

Business and Company Resource Center
Use the same search strategy as for Business Source Premier. Make sure you are either in the Article subset or Advanced Search.


What to See & What to Do

Lonely Planet

Rough Guides

Let's Go




Travel & Lodging Arrangements





Exchange Rates




Sporting Events

BBC Sport; All the Action as it Happens
Worldwide coverage of major sporting events. Search by month and sport.

You may also try a web search with the name of your country and the term sports events.

Denmark sports events

Schedule or calendar are other useful terms.


International Universities

Universities Worldwide











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