Countries and Corporations

Helpful Websites:

Country Information: (see also CountryWatch database) 
Background Notes -- From the U.S. State Department
CIA World Factbook -- Country information from the CIA
Country Studies -- From the Library of Congress
Ethnologue -- Information on languages spoken worldwide -- Guide to business etiquette & culture in many countries 
GeographyIQ -- "An online world atlas packed with geographic, economic, political, historical and cultural information."  

Government Sites 
Chiefs of State -- Lists rulers and heads of states, ambassadors to the U.S. 
Governments on the WWW 

Map Machine National Geographic's interactive maps of the world
United Nations Cartographic Section Over 100 general maps of the world
Black-Line maps Find your country’s map

Bibliography Sites
MLA Style 

Citation Machine
Citing Sources -- from Oregon School Library Information System
KnightCite -- from Calvin College 
MLA Style Guide -- from Capital Community Technical College, Hartford, CT. 
Noodle Tools Quick Cite -- from NoodleTools, Inc.
Soquel High School's Citation Guide
Using Modern Language Association (MLA) Format -- From Purdue Univ. 

Some helpful websites (not from the "free" web):
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 Online access to World Book. 

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