An open access site which includes a community created legal encyclopedia (called Wex) as well as a directory of reputable online locations where state, federal, and foreign law can be found. This directory links one out to cases, codes, and other resources from the jurisdiction.
Don't be fooled by the name. "Europa" offers great overviews of ALL regions and countries. Includes histories, geographic descriptions, economic and political overviews, extensive statistics, and more. Note: this database may only be used by one person at a time. Please logout when finished. Thank you.
Offers authoriative entries on topics of global interest written by scholars and influential figures. Contains over 600 entries, including diverse perspectives on contemporary debates. Log in required.
Offers authoritative entries on "key figures, events, and structures that have animated U.S. government for more than 200 years." Includes entries on landmark cases, biographies, key legal terms and government traditions. Log in required.
The World Bank provides free and open access to a comprehensive set of data about development in countries around the globe, together with other datasets cited in the data catalog. Broader access to these data allow policymakers and advocacy groups to make better-informed decisions and measure improvements more accurately. They are also valuable tools to support research by journalists, academia and others, broadening understanding of global issues.