Countries, Cultures, & Economies

Brittanica provides broadest range of information for this project. See Mr Lloyd or any teacher for the database access password.
(Note that Country Reports website is no longer included because payment is required for access.)

Britannica High School

Digital Encyclopedia - includes articles on many topics! -- (Blue tabs at top of page reduce number of available articles -- 3=high school, 2=middle school)

CIA World Factbook

One of the most reliable sites for basic facts, figures, and comparisons between countries.

BBC News Country Profiles

Similar to CIA World Factbook but published by the BBC.


Compiles data from sources as the CIA World Factbook, UN and OECD, and makes it easy to compare data from one country to another.

Additional Resources

Google Maps

Quick easy way to locate countries & cities around the world. Switch from street view to satellite to get idea about population centers and landscape

Google Earth

Get a birdseye, and 360 view with photographs and other magical abilities of any location in the world

U.S. Department of State

Up-to-date overview of every country with information about travel, visas, threat warnings, etc.

InfoPlease Countries Index

"Infoplease is a reference and learning site, combining the contents of an encyclopedia, a dictionary, an atlas and several almanacs loaded with facts."

Culture Crossing

A guide to cross-cultural etiquette, communication, and understanding

Citation Support & Instructions

Noodle Tools

Use NoodleTools to create citations simply and easily.

Proper citations in a presentation

Examples of some possible ways teachers may require or accept citations as part of a slideshow type presentation. This is not an all inclusive list of potential options. Always refer to specific teacher instructions when available.