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Countries

A-Z How to Find Information > Travel, Tourism and Transport

Online

As a library member you can access a range of e-resources by logging in with your library card number and PIN.

  • Continents of the worldEncyclopaedia Britannica online - you can search for countries by name to find long articles, maps, illustrations, video clips, magazine articles and links to reviewed web sites
    Alternatively, use the 'World Atlas' feature to find country maps and related articles
    See 'World Data Analyst' for masses of country statistics. You can view and compare country data from across the world
  • Credo Reference - the 'Geography' section includes online reference books such as the 'Penguin Encyclopedia of Places', the 'CIA World Factbook' and 'Cassell's Peoples, Nations and Cultures
  • Newspapers online - you can search articles from over 100 national and regional UK newspapers; for historical information there is also the Times Digital Archive covering 1785-2007
  • Find useful web sites on countries at the Countries page

In the Library

  • There is a wide range of books about other countries held at your local library; from travel guides to travelogues
  • Also some libraries will have reference books with facts about countries, plus maps and atlases
  • Search the Library Catalogue to discover what is at your local library


Page last updated: 31st March 2017