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Student COIL Libguide

Global Facts & Data

During your COIL project, you will engaging with learners across borders. View the resources below to learn more about global histories, cultural values, and geographical data that may be relevant to your COIL partners. Demonstrating interest in your COIL partners' countries is a fantastic way to build authentic connections. 

The World Factbook: The World Factbook provides basic information on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, environment, communications, and more for over 200 countries.

UN Data: UN Data provides statistical information about a multitude of countries.

Commisceo Global Country Culture GuidesThis guide contains cultural information for over 80 countries.

World Culture Encyclopedia: This encyclopedia includes cultural summaries by country and region.

Reuters World News: This Toronto-based news platform provides access to global news.


SUNY Libraries Consortium. (2021, September 30). SUNY COIL Student Guide.