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Resources useful for both the 5th grade Immigration Report and the 3rd grade Country Report
Last Updated: Sep 29, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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Subscription Databases

  • CultureGrams
    Excellent starting point for research on countries! Includes a kids' version and an older version. You will need a password to access this from home.
  • World Book Online
    Contact Mrs. Mason for a password to access this subscription resources.
  • ABC-CLIO World Geography
    Excellent subscription database! If you are using it from home it may ask you for your Brentwood login. Once you are on the main screen choose "World Geography" under database links.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Includes the eBook version of Countries and their Cultures. Click on "Nations and the World" on the left. You may be prompted for your Brentwood login and password.

Recommended Web Sites

  • InfoPlease Countries of the World
    Each Country Profile provides information on: Geography · Maps · Flag · History · Current ruler · Area · Population · Capital · Largest cities · Languages · Ethnicity/race · Religion · Literacy rate · Economy · Government
  • Famous Wonders of the World
    Contains a collection of pictures and information about the world’s wonders and many famous landmarks from popular cities around the world.
  • BBC News Country Profiles
    Navigation on this page is divided into several pull down menus, each one listing the countries from that part of the world (so you'll need to know where your country is before you use this site). The country pages show photos, news, facts and figures as well as a map and a picture of the country's flag.
  • Lonely Planet
    Online travel guides from one of the best travel publishers. Includes fast facts, places, and a brief history.
  • CIA World Fact Book
    Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities.
  • Library of Congress Country Studies
    Presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world.





Wikipedia is not a reliable source and you may not use it in this or any other research report. Please use the links to the left. If you still need help finding information, please see Mrs. Mason. She is always happy to help.

Noodle Tools

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