Research a Country

Country Culture & Overview

GlobalEDGE Global Insights by Country

  • Explore left navigation and Quick Links

BBC Country Profiles

  • Search by country or territory
    Screenshot showing India typed into search box under the South Asia world region header

Doing Business Report Series – World Bank Group

Indicators and regulations for 189 countries

  • From Economy Profiles drop-down menu, select Country for Country Economy Profile
  • From Regional Profiles drop-down menu, select Region for Regional Profile

Culturegrams database

  • Select World Edition
  • Enter country in search box or use interactive map to click on country
  • Explore report sections at left: family, culture, customs, history, map, demographics, photo gallery, infographic, and more.

CIA World Factbook Produced by US Central Intelligence Agency

  • Use drop down “Please select a country to view” or click interactive world map to locate country
  • Use maps, photos, or click open sections: Introduction, Geography, People and Society, Government, etc.

International U.S. Commercial Service Offices (Worldwide)

  • Select Country
  • Explore links under Country name

Country Insights (Centre for Intercultural Learning, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)

  • Select a Country
  • Country Facts links or Cultural Information links
  • Cultural Information presents intercultural questions from the country perspective and the Canadian perspective


Country Reports in CityU databases

Business Source Complete offers country reports detailing economic analysis, business risk, government & politics, GDP, industries, employment and more.

  1. Type the name of your country in the search box.
  2. In the Search Options area, select “Country Report” from the Publication Type drop-down menu.
  3. Click Search


Books24x7 E-books & Chapters

  1. Right navigation see Browse Topics
  2. Open “International Business”, then open “Cultural Aspects” (or other sections)
  3. Explore results for relevant e-books
    Screenshot of search results with a note recommending Browse Topics section of right sidebar
  4. OR enter keywords in search box and scan chapters identified in “Top Section Hits”


Sample e-books which cover or have chapters on individual countries or regions