Countries of the World


This pathfinder will guide you in finding information on countries including the cultures and maps.


To find books on this subject, check out our nonfiction section under the 910 call number.



Online Reference Sources

Kids Search (up to 5th grade) - Search using the name of the country you are researching.

Student Research Center (5th grade and up) - Search using the name of the country you are researching.

Gale Discovering Collection - Click on "Geography and Cultures Search". You can search Places or Cultures for the country you are researching.

Grolier's Encyclopedias - Search using the name of the country or people you are researching to locate images, maps, selected websites and more.

World History - The Modern Era - Student and teachers will find resources on key historical developments around the world from 1500 to present day.


Internet Links

World Factbook
Database produced by the CIA provides basic information on each country of the world. Covers resources, water, people, government, economy and more.

Country Studies
Library of Congress site with the online version of books sponsored by the U.S. Army. Not all countries are included and some information is not current but dates of sections are noted.

National Geographic Map Machine
Seach for maps by theme: political, physical, cultural, climate, etc., U.S. census, street, historic, flags and facts.