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Country Studies, orginally published as a book series by the Library of Congress (1988 to 1998), "presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems" of 101 countries.


Publications provided by the U.S Department of State that include country information on people, history, land, political conditions, economy, travel, and government.


Browse alphabetical index or use search engine. Includes Timeline of Western Philosophy.


Developed by professors at Stanford University.


Online version of the Catholic Encyclopedia - authoritative source on the teachings, traditions, and history of the Catholic Church.

Articles dealing with Islam and the modern world and the events of September 11.

The original Jewish Encyclopedia published from 1901-06 with 15,000 articles and illustrations.

Online encyclopedia of Judaism making accessible, from an orthodox perspective, a wide variety of information.