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Gale Virtual Reference Library - Presents easy-to-understand information on 200 countries and dependencies from around the world. Entries discuss a variety of topics in detail, from banking and securities to climate, from government data to demographic statistics. Also includes biographical essays on national leaders.

Access: home access available CPL cardholders

CultureGrams Online Database links you to all CultureGrams editions, including World, Kids, Provinces, and States material. This resource includes: worldwide photo gallery, slideshows, video clips, famous people collection, and a recipe collection that offers five homegrown recipes from all countries in the database. Plus, sortable (create-your-own) data tables help put dozens of facts into perspective.

Access: home access available CLEVNET cardholders

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National Geographic Travel and Cultures
Basic facts and maps plus many entries include features, photos, and video
Lonely Planet
Travel information and interesting facts about destinations all over the world
Youth Exchange and Study Program (YES)
Federal exchange program to build understanding between Americans and people in countries with large Muslim populations
Africa
Explore the people and culture of the many nations of Africa
CIA World Factbook
Information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and more for 266 countries