Resource Type: Online Reference

Eurostat

From the European Commission Statistical database, find general statistics for the European Union as a whole or compare individual countries side by side.

Transparency International

The mission of Transparency International is to stop corruption and promote transparency, accountability and integrity at all levels and across all sectors of society.

BBC News: Country Profiles

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.

U.S. State Department Human Rights Reports

The annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – the Human Rights Reports – cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international agreements.

CIA World Factbook

The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

Freedom House

Ranks countries via a matrix of individual ‘freedoms’ as noted in the openness of media, expression, religion, governmental policy, etc.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy organizes scholars from around the world in philosophy and related disciplines to create and maintain an up-to-date reference work.

Thesaurus Linguae Latinae (TLL) Online

The Thesaurus Linguae Latinae is the largest Latin dictionary in the world and the first to cover all the Latin texts from the classical period up to about 600 A.D.