Area Studies by Region
Studies - General
Adults who love geography already know what this site has to
offer, and it's welcoming to kids as well. They can begin slowly
by visiting Xpedition Hall, an interactive learning museum,
and eventually move on to building their own maps using the
Library of Congress Country Studies
The Library of Congress Federal Research Division has prepared
a series of books that are detailed studies of 85 countries,
which are now available online. Historic background of each
country, as well as political, social, economic and national
Census Bureau International Database
This computerized data bank contains statistical tables of
demographic and socio-economic data for 227 countries and
areas of the world.
UN Official Document Search
This page covers all types of official United Nations documentation, beginning in 1993. Older UN documents are, however, added to the system on a daily basis. ODS also provides access to the resolutions of the General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council and the Trusteeship Council from 1946 onwards.
Studies by Region
allAfrica Global Media is the largest distributor of African
news information in the world. This site is among the Internet's
largest content sites, with 700 stories posted in French and
English daily. There is a 400,000-article archive that can be
searched by region (northern to southern), by country, or even
This site provides information regarding
the cultural, economic, social, historical, and political
dimensions of Asia. Offers everything from Asian recipes to
in-depth analysis of significant issues.
in the News: The Middle East
An excellent place to monitor recent events in the Middle
East or to gain a better appreciation for its diverse cultures.
Includes links to general resourceshistory, culture,
society, religion, economics, politics, and news and mediaand
regional resources arranged by country.