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HIST 4318 - Energy in Africa

HIST 4318: Country - Culture & Etiquette

The World Factbook (Central Intelligence Agency)

provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. 

Country Insights

From International Trade Canada.
Covers culture, politics, history, geography, and more.

Kwintessential Country Profiles: Global Guide to Culture, Customs and Etiquette

Covers language, useful phrases, the society, culture, business and social etiquettes.
Based on business culture guide books.

Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands 2006 (print version)

Covers 60 countries. The 2006 (general edition) and 2007 (Asia & Latin America) print versions -- available at the library Reference Desk. You can scan or photocopy from these books.

Socio-Political Risk Assessment

Political Risk Yearbook via Business Source Complete

Citing Business Databases

Need help citing business research from sources like these? 

  • Annual Reports, Business & Industry,, Country Commercial Guides, Hoover's
  • Mergent Online & Horizon, ReferenceUSA, S&P NetAdvantage, WDI (World Development Indicators)

Try using Citing Business Databases in APA Style

The High Cost of Cheap Gas: Fracking in South Africa (Kanopy Database)