Saturday, March 11, 2006

What's That Country?

How much do you know about Chad, India, Sudan, or the United Arab Emirates? Yes, all have been in the news recently. But beyond current affairs, law students and attorneys dealing with corporate, trade, finance or copyright issues--not to mention immigration clients--know that finding reliable information about foreign countries is critical. CountryWatch, a database provided to all Hofstra students through the Axinn Library, is a great place to start for up-to-date information about 192 countries. Along with news coverage, CountryWatch’s team of international business and academic experts provide CountryReviews (demographic, political, economic, cultural and environmental information), CountryWatch Map Gallery, and CountryWatch Data (a statistical set of economic, health, demographic and environmental data searchable by country or region across a 10-year span). On campus, you can link to CountryWatch from the “Research Databases” list on the “Libraries” page of the Hofstra web site. For off-campus access, a network user name and password is required.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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