Listed on this page are key reference books that provide a general overview
of a topic or help identify synonyms, related terms, or basic data. These sources often include
references and lists of further readings.
The electronic version of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. An excellent starting point for almost any topic of research, the Britannica offers both concise descriptions, and longer, more comprehensive articles on a wide variety of topics.
Divided by continent, this resource offers articles that "contain information on ethnic composition and relations, and include some historical background. The location, population, religion, and current economic and political status of both indigenous and immigrant groups make up the bulk of each entry." Also available in print: Ref. GN325 .L46 1998
"The primary World Bank collection of development indicators, compiled from officially-recognized international sources." View selected indicators via the Internet. Also available in print: Ref. HC59.15 .W656 2012