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Selected Web Sites compiled by Kathy Wheeler, Electronic Services/Reference Librarian

Countries

Lexis-Nexis Academic: On and off-campus use. Choose Country Information from the left menu, then Country Information.
Background Notes: Information on countries and international organizations.
Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments: arranged alphabetically by country.
Constitution Finder: links to constitutions, charters, amendments and other documents.
Country Studies: full-text of the Country Studies/Area Handbooks from the Library of Congress.
EuroStat: statistical information for the European Union. Available in English, German and French.
Governments on the World Wide Web: in German and English
International Statistical Agencies: from the U.S. Census Bureau.
International Trade Centre
Island Directory: environmental and geographical data on significant islands
European Governments on the Web
Foreign Government Resources on the Web:searchable
International Constitution Law Project
International Governmental Organizations
Internet Country Guides: information on areas currently experiencing conflict. From the Initiative on Conflict Resolution and Ethnicity.
OFFSTATS: Official Statistics on the Web: lists resources by country and by topic.
Population Reference Bureau
UNESCO Facts and Figures:
UNESCO Institute for Statistics: Latest Statistics on Cultural Trade
World Bank Databank: contains access to the full World Development Indicators, Global Development Finance and Africa Development Indicators, among other World Bank databases.
World Fact Book: maintained by the CIA. Includes reference maps.
UN Statistics Division Statistical Databases: Official access point to statistical data compiled by the UN and other international agencies. to top of page

States

50 State Bluebook Guide: state data
50 States and Capitals
City-Data.com
Council of State Governments
Findlaw: Alabama: Searchable. Also allows you to search the Internet for more resources.
Governor E-mail Addresses and Web Sites
Municipal Code Corporation
Municipal Codes Online
State and Local Government on the Net: Searchable. Contains links to state government sponsored Internet sites.
State and Local Governments: Library of Congress resource containing links to indexes, maps, and state information.
State and Metropolitan Area Databook: Census is available in pdf and rankings are available in html.
State Law: Searchable. Executive, legislative and judicial information for the states.
State Legislatures: includes guides to finding full-text of state laws.
Stateline.org: provides news and data on the states.
State of the State Addresses: full-text of the completed addresses, in some cases back to 2000.
State Profiles: arranges information by topic and then by state.
States Perform: Access to "interactive, customizable and...comparative performance measurements for the 50 states"


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Alabama

Alabama.gov:The official website of the State of Alabama.
Alabama House of Representatives
Alabama Legislative Information System: Searchable. Contains the Alabama Code.
Alabama Legislature: find your Representatives and Senators by searching with your zip code.
Alabama Senate
Alabama State and Local Government: a collection of resources from the Library of Congress.
Findlaw: Alabama: Searchable. Also allows you to search the Internet for more resources.
Office of the Governor: Official site.
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