World Languages


World Geography and Culture Online

(Facts on File)


World Geography and Culture Online contains regional, country, and state maps, plus thematic and geographical maps and an interesting ranking and comparison feature. Look in the left-side menu for detailed cultural information about each country.

Global Issues in Context

Your best source of information for current international issues, Global Issues in Context offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Featured are hundreds of continuously updated issue and country portals that bring together a variety of specially selected, highly relevant sources for analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, and cultural issues. Rich multimedia - including podcasts, video, and interactive graphs - enhance each portal. Use Browse Issues and Topics, Country Finder, Basic Search or Advanced Search to explore the database.

CIA World Factbook

"The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities."  This is a free database provided online, so no passwords are needed.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

An amazing collection of electronic reference books.  The best sections for World Languages are the History and Nation & World categories.  To limit to those, click on Advanced Search, then use your mouse and the control key to select History and Nation & World from the subject area limiter.  Then search as usual by keyword, title, etc.   Or simply use the basic search.

World History in Context

World history content from over 2,000 primary sources, 25 reference titles and from 110 academic journals. 


A database of Spanish-language newspaper and magazine articles, plus some articles in English pertaining to Spanish-speaking countries.

Referencia Latina

This full-text Spanish-language database covers a broad array of subjects inside and outside academia. It offers content from a variety of sources, including reference books, general interest magazines and health reports.


JSTOR is a digital library for scholars, researchers, and students. It provides access to more than 12 million peer-reviewed academic journal articles, books, and primary sources  in 75 disciplines.World Languages subjects covered include: Asian Studies, Latin American Studies, Language & Literature, Geography, International Relations, Linguistics, and Population Studies. Almost every college uses JSTOR, so get to know it now!