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International Business Research Guide


MarketLine Country ProfilesCover page

  • Cover political, economic, social, technological, legal, and environmental aspects (PESTLE)
  • From the library's Business Source Premier database

Country Commercial GuidesHomepage

  • Free website
  • Annual publications of U.S. embassies covering over 110 countries

Mergent Online Country ProfilesCover page

  • Select "Country Profile" on the Mergent Online homepage


  • Free website hosted by Michigan State University
  • Covers over 200 countries


The World Factbook

  • Free website
  • Reviews over 260 countries and territories

Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) ViewsWire

  • Up-to-date economic, political, and other data on select countries
  • From the library's ABI/INFORM Collection database

IHS Country Monitor Reports

  • Reports issued throughout the year for over 110 countries
  • Annual full reports, monthly summaries
  • From the Business Source Premier database


  • Includes lengthy Country Review reports on over 190 countries

International Comparisons

  • Comparison data for twelve advanced democracies
  • Variety of topics covered (e.g., Environmental, Health, Social)