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 Facts on  File-World Atlas:   Get the facts at a glance plus maps, flags, images, and information on geography, climate, history, culture, government and society. For citation information, scroll to the bottom of each article.


 CultureGrams:       Experience the cultures of 190 countries and territories in reports that include maps, statistics, a glossary, and in-depth information. For citation instructions, select the link for “Citation Information” at the bottom of each page.

SIRS Researcher-World Almanac-Maps: Select “Nations of the World” for information from The World Almanac and Book of Facts. Click the “Source” icon for citation information or “How to Cite” at the top of the page for specific MLA instructions.

Websites

Geography & Culture

The Amazing Race

http://www.cbs.com/primetime/amazing_race11/

Need ideas for interesting and exciting things to do in your county? Check out the episodes link on the site for this hit CBS show to see where contestants have been.

Country Studies

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/cshome.html

Descriptions and analyses of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world. Prepared by the Library of Congress.

International Travel Alerts

http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw_1168.html

Gives travel alerts and warnings for international travel.

Portal to the World

http://www.loc.gov/rr/international/portals.html

In-depth information about the nations and other areas of the world prepared by subject specialist at the Library of Congress.

Teach Global Ed

http://www.coe.ohio-state.edu/globaled/home.cfm

High quality resources about five world regions: Africa, Latin America, Middle East, Slavic and Eastern Europe, and East Asia.

World Factbook

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/

<span ;="" sans-serif="" ,="" calibri="">Produced by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency to give information about the geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation and military strengths of many nations around the world.

Africa

http://www.iexplore.com/dmap/Africa/Link

Information about activities, dining, shopping, tours, and weather from iExplore, a leading online seller of adventure and experiential travel.

 Africa.com

http://www.africa.com/

Tips and travel guides compiled by experienced African travel veterans.

 The Africa Guide

http://www.africaguide.com/

A travel guide to the entire continent with information on 52 countries, from Algeria to Zimbabwe.

 African Studies Center

http://www.africa.upenn.edu/Home_Page/Country.html

Information compiled by the University of Pennsylvania’s African Studies Center. Includes travel warnings, information sheets, and maps.

 Africa Travel Planner

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/traveler/extras/planner/africa/index.html

Tips on traveling in Africa from the experts at National Geographic.

 Internet Public Library-Africa

http://www.ipl.org/div/subject/browse/ent87.05.00/

Links to travel guides for various countries in Africa.

On Safari

http://www.onsafari.com/

Safari information for East Africa, South Africa and Southern Africa.