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Gale Virtual Reference Library - Presents easy-to-understand information on 200 countries and dependencies from around the world. Entries discuss a variety of topics in detail, from banking and securities to climate, from government data to demographic statistics. Also includes biographical essays on national leaders.

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CultureGrams Online Database links you to all CultureGrams editions, including World, Kids, Provinces, and States material. This resource includes: worldwide photo gallery, slideshows, video clips, famous people collection, and a recipe collection that offers five homegrown recipes from all countries in the database. Plus, sortable (create-your-own) data tables help put dozens of facts into perspective.

Access: home access available CLEVNET cardholders

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National Geographic Travel and Cultureshttp://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/Basic facts and maps plus many entries include features, photos, and video 
Lonely Planethttp://www.lonelyplanet.com/usTravel information and interesting facts about destinations all over the world 
Youth Exchange and Study Program (YES)http://www.yesprograms.orgFederal exchange program to build understanding between Americans and people in countries with large Muslim populations 
Africahttp://www.pbs.org/wnet/africa/Explore the people and culture of the many nations of Africa 
CIA World Factbookhttps://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/Information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and more for 266 countries1