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Here you will find books and websites containing general information about the country you are researching.
This information will help you develop a better understanding of the cultural, social, and economic factors that would have contributed to refugee crises.
Books & E-Books by Country
Below is a selection of books available at Lakeland library, organized by country. This is not an exhaustive list, just some recommendations. For more information, click on the title to view the catalog record. If you need help finding a book on the shelf or requesting a book from another library, contact a librarian.
Afghanistan has served as a vital crossroads for armies and has witnessed history-shaping clashes between many civilizations. When U.S. troops entered Afghanistan in the weeks following September 11, 2001, they overthrew the Afghan Taliban regime and sent the terrorists it harbored on the run. But America's initial easy victory is in sharp contrast to the difficulties it faces today in confronting the Taliban resurgence.
The Origins of Conflict in Afghanistan
Focusing on Afghanistan's relations with the West during the latter half of the 20th century, this study offers new insights on the long-term origins of the nation's recent tragedies.
Historical Dictionary of Afghanistan
A chronology, an introductory essay, an expansive bibliography, and over 1,000 cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant persons, events, places, organizations, and other aspects of Afghanistan history from the earliest times to the present. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Afghanistan.
The History of Congo
This book begins with a survey of Congo's early history and continues by tracing the country's history through the Belgian period of colonization and the dictatorships of Mobutu and Kabila. Biographical portraits present important figures in Congo's storied history. An annotated bibliography and chronology help make this the most current and accessible introduction to this fascinating, complex, and long-suffering nation.
Call Number: DS95 .M35 2015
Publication Date: 2015-03-03
Call Number: DS98.6 .A233 2016
Publication Date: 2015-10-26
Syria in Ruins by
Call Number: DS98.6 .A233 2016
Publication Date: 2016-09-19
If you need a book that's not available at the Lakeland Library, you may request books using OhioLINK. Request books from other libraries and they will arrive at Lakeland in 3-5 days. Best of all, this service is totally free!
A collection of electronic reference books including dictionaries and encyclopedias, covers a broad range of topics ranging from short-entry, general reference to more in-depth articles on specialized subjects. A good place to start your research.
Offers country profiles and reports. Includes information on human rights issues including conflicts and displaced persons.
CIA World Factbook
The Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.
Country Studies, Library of Congress
Presents a comprehensive description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of select countries throughout the world.