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National Scholarship Guide

Chester Fritz Library resources for national scholarships

Country Overview

You Might Begin with Our Encyclopedia Set on Country Customs, Courtesies, Education & More:

More Country Research

Find Current News under BBC News or under News Sources under the Essay or Research Information Tab

BBC News: Country Profiles
Current world news & Country profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions. They also include audio and video clips from BBC archives.

CIA-The World Factbook
Lists population, government, military, education, and economic information for nations recognized by the United States. 

Country Insights (Global Affairs Canada)
Provides information on history, geography, culture (including business etiquette), politics, and the economy of each country.

U.S. Department of State: 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.  Provides our foreign policy/relationships with countries.