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Political Science: Comparative Politics

A guide to library and information resources for students of American Politics, Comparative Politics, and Political Theory.

Databases and Statistical Agencies

Country Profiles

The following resources provide information about a particular country's political institutions, political parties, current government, and current affairs.

Europa World Yearbook   JN1 .E85

Profiles of countries and international organizations.

 Current year is in the reference section, previous years are in the stacks.

Political Risk Yearbook

Includes current conditions and forecasts.

Search for online country reports from 2003 to the present in Business Source Premier or the International Security and Counter Terrorism Reference Center. Example: political risk yearbook ghana.

Also available in print in the library's reference section:


Background Notes (US Department of State)


Don't see what you need?

Contact the librarian for political science, Steve Staninger.


Phone: 619-260-6812

Other resources