One of the best ways to begin your research is by using tools prepared by librarians and subjects specialists. This section of the guide includes a mix of books titles, bibliographies, finding aids, and other topical guides.
Some links lead to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog. Direct links to digital primary and secondary sources are included when available.
The following titles are digitized books from the Library of Congress Country Studies series created by the subject experts in the Federal Research Division. Intended for a general audience, books in the series present a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of select countries throughout the world. Most books in the series deal with a single foreign country, but a few cover several countries or a geographic region. Each book was written by a multidisciplinary team of social scientists, who sought to adhere to accepted standards of scholarly objectivity. The books represent the analysis of the authors and should not be construed as an expression of an official U.S. government position, policy, or decision.