Encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other reference sources that provide authoritative information. Entries may be quick facts or in-depth articles. Useful for: background information, key concepts, historical context, and mining reference lists.
Current and archived information from 1972 to present from thousands of local, regional, national, and international news sources including newspaper titles, newswires, web editions, videos, broadcast transcripts, business journals, periodicals, government documents and other publications. Also Included in this collection are North Carolina, Appalachia, Multi-Cultural, African American, and Military, Government & Defense news sources.
The World Bank's Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) project reports aggregate and individual governance indicators for countries and territories for six dimensions of governance: Voice and Accountability, Political Stability and Absence of Violence, Government Effectiveness, Regulatory Quality, Rule of Law and Control of Corruption. Click on "Interactive Data Access" to access the most recent reports.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute's statistical data & country profiles focusing on four themes: culture and communications, education, literacy, and science and technology.