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Using our Library Catalog
  • In the 'Search For' box, type in the name of your country.
  • Click on 'Subject'.  Wait for search results to come up on the screen.  Use the scroll bar to move to a title you are interested in.
  • Click on 'Details' to see whether the item is available at this library.
  • Click on 'Go Back' to see another item from the results list.  Items that have Dewey Decimal numbers with a J are located in the Children's aisles.

    Reminder:  You may only check out 3 books per country.

    Click here to go to the library catalog.

Books

J 031 WOR - World Book Encyclopedia
J REF 310 WOR - World Almanac and Book of Facts
J 394.26 JON - Kids Around the World Celebrate!:  The Best Feasts and Festivals from Many Lands
J 909 ADA - The Kingfisher Atlas of World History
J 910 WOR - World Book Encyclopedia of People and Places
J 912 ATL - Atlas of the World

Also, don't forget to look for travel books on your country in the J 910's!

  
  Books on individual countries are located in the Children's aisles as follows:

  • J 940's - European Countries
  • J 950's - Asian & Middle Eastern Countries
  • J 960's - African Countries
  • J 970's - North & Central American Countries
  • J 980's - South American Countries
  • J 990's - Pacific Islands, Australia

Websites

Atlapedia Online - Full color maps as well as country facts and statistics/
http://www.atlapedia.com

CIA World Fact Book
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/

Class Brain - Pick your country, click, and go!
http://www.classbrain.com/art_cr/publish/

Country Reports - Cultural, historical, and statistical country information.
http://www.countryreports.org/

Fact Monster - Country maps, flags, capitals, and more!
http://www.factmonster.com/world.html
  

 

Library of Congress Country Studies
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/cshome.html

United Nations Cyber School Bus - Compare statistical data of different countries collected by the United Nations
http://www.cyberschoolbus.un.org/infonation/index/asp

Foreign Embassy Websites

Embassy.org
http://www.embassy.org/embassies/

Embassy World
http://embassyworld.com/


  
Project Tips

Step 1
Look for resources.  Focus on using books, including encyclopedias.  It's also a great idea to look up your country on the Internet using websites like those listed in this Homework Helper to gather information for your report.

Step 2
Decide how you will organize your report.  You may begin with a title page and a short summary of the country and then get more specific with information about geography, culture, landmarks, etc.

Step 3
Double check your assignment to make sure that you have followed all of your teacher's guidelines.  This is very important!  Much of your grade depends on simply following the assignment directions.  Make changes as needed.

Step 4
Have a parent, or other adult, read your report and check for errors.  You can also use spell-check on the computer before printing out the final copy.  Turn it in on time to get the best grade!

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