Combined Arms Research Library
INFORMATION ABOUT COUNTRIES: A Pathfinder
This guide will introduce some of the resources available in the Combined Arms Research Library on COUNTRY STUDIES. Materials covering country studies will provide historical, cultural, demographics, economics and military overviews. For the best collection of online materials, check out our Crisis Planning / Country Studies Page.
These sources will help locate PERIODICAL ARTICLES — citations, abstracts and fulltext from magazines about consumer issues. The online indexes are available through our Databases Page.
ATLASES & MAPS
Atlases are your best source for maps and site coordinants. Some atlases may include political, social and economic information. The CARL's atlases are shelved in atlas cases and on the reference shelves. Large atlases are in the CARL's oversized collection on the 2nd floor.
ENCYCLOPEDIAS AND SPECIALIZED RESOURCES
Besides general encycopedia, overviews and information on international defense forces can be found in the following titles
Try your region as well as the name of the country in the CARL's Online Catalog for books. To find the Area Handbook series, use the title keyword search: type country study and the name of the country wanted. e.g. country study nigeria (no puncuation)
INDEXES AND ABSTRACTS
These resources will help locate citations, abstracts, and in some cases, full-text to PERIODICAL ARTICLES covering a country/region, or a specific subject such as current economic status, elections, historical & military overviews, or culture. Also try
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Last Reviewed: April 13, 2012