Use the tabs below to find online resources about Austria from governmental and nongovernmental sources. Most of these sources are freely available to the public, but titles followed by a CU symbol are only accessible on campus or via VPN.
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A guide to history, politics and economic background of countries from BBC News.
CIA World Factbook - Austria
Country profile provides information on country background, geography, people, government, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.
European Union Member States - Austria
The EU is a supernational union comprised of 27 member states.
- CORDIS - Austria
Member state site for the European Union's CORDIS (Community Research and Development Information Service for Science, Research and Development).
- EUbusiness - Austria
Country profile, business guides, and business news from EUbusiness (an independent online business information service about the European Union).
- European Judicial Network - Austria
Information on how to obtain justice in civil and commercial matters.
Information on economic and agricultural issues from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). It also has a good selection of maps.
Human Development Report on Austria
Provides quick statistics on human development, economy, labor force, and population from the United Nations Development Programme.
IAEA - Austria
Country factsheet on multilateral and safeguard agreements from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
IEA - Austria
Country information, energy-related statistics, graphs and publications from the International Energy Agency (IEA).
ITC - Austria
Country-specific trade and market profiles, map, and trade statistics from the International Trade Centre (ITC).
Library of Congress Country Study - Austria
This is a book-length report studying the history, social customs, and politics of the country from early times to the present.
OECD - Austria
Country information, statistics, publications, and news from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
OHCHR - Austria
Country background, treaties, reporting status, calendar of events and publications related to human rights from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR).
UNdata Country Profile - Austria
Provides summary, economic, social, and environmental statistics from the United Nations Statistics Division.
UNESCO Worldwide - Austria
Highlights cooperation between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its Member States.
- Austrian Commission for UNESCO (in German only)
National office representing UNESCO in Austria.
- UNESCO Communication & Information - Austria
Country profile, news and links to related projects and websites.
- UNESCO Institute for Statistics - Austria
A selection of national statistics on education, literacy, science and technology, culture, and communication.
- UNESCO World Heritage - Austria
Cultural and natural heritage properties and documents on the World Heritage List.
Country profile covering history, politics, economy, human rights, relations with the UK, and travel.
United Nations Statistics Division: Environment Snapshot - Austria
Country snapshots offer national environment statistics.
U.S. Commercial Service - Austria
Country profile about doing business abroad by the Commercial Service, the global business solutions unit of the Department of Commerce.
U.S. Department of Energy - Austria
Country analysis report from the Energy Information Administration on production and consumption of energy resources.
U.S. Department of State - Background Note: Austria
This resource provides background information on issues such as the economy, history, politics, and foreign relations. The State Department also provides access to annual reports on human rights and terrorism.
Austrian National Library
Austrian Federal President
Ministry of Defence
Ministry of Finance
Ministry of Justice
Statistics Austria (more information in German)
- International Area Studies Europe CU
Collection of databases from the University of Colorado covering Europe.
- International Area Studies General CU
Collection of general databases from the University of Colorado covering international issues.
- International Area Studies Statistics CU
Collection of international statistics databases from the University of Colorado.
Declassified information available from the FOIA Electronic Reading Room. Enter "Austria" as the search term.
- National Intelligence Council (NIC) Declassified Documents
Database of intelligence reports, National Intelligence Estimates, and other publications produced by the National Intelligence Council or its predecessor organizations, the Office of National Estimates and the Office of Reports and Estimates since 1946.
The Congressional Research Service (CRS), the research arm of Congress, prepares reports (usually 20-40 pages long) on topics of interest to members of Congress. Enter "Austria" as the search term.
Declassified Documents Reference System CU
Search this database to find declassified documents related to Austria.
Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)
Department of Defense Scientific and Technical Reports Collection provides access to citations to unclassified unlimited documents that have been entered into DTIC's Technical Reports (TR) Database, as well as the electronic full-text of many of these documents.
Digital National Security Archive CU
Database of primary declassified documents regarding critical U.S. policy decisions. Enter "Austria" as the search term.
Free database provides access to European Union treaties, legislation, case-law, parliamentary questions, legislative proposals, the Official Journal of the European Union, and the European Court Reports.
Statistical data and publications from the European Commission.
Facts on International Relations and Security Trends (FIRST)
An integrated database containing information on armed conflicts and peace keeping, arms production and trade, military expenditure, armed forces and weapons.
Global Legal Information Network (GLIN)
"Public database of official texts of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations."
LexisNexis Academic Country & Region Reports CU
News, country briefings, and country risk guides. Filter by country or choose "Country & Region Reports" from publication type.
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) online collection of statistical databases, books and periodicals.
UNdata provides a single entry point allowing users to search and download numerous statistical resources of the United Nations System.
U.S. Census Bureau Foreign Trade Statistics - Austria
U.S. trade in goods (imports, exports and balance) with Austria.
Contains data from the World Bank, including the World Development Indicators & Global Development Finance, Gender Statistics, Education Statistics, Health Nutrition and Population Statistics, African Development Indicators, Global Economic Monitor, and Millennium Development Goals. Users can select variables (some going as far back as 1960) to create customized tables, charts, maps, and reports.
Databases of national health statistics and other data on the health situation in European countries.
Worldwide Incidents Tracking System (WITS)
WITS is the National Counterterrorism Center's database of terrorist incidents.
Diplomatic representation of Austria in the United States.
Embassy of the United States in Vienna, Austria
Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in Austria.
IMF - Austria
Country information, reports and publications from the International Monetary Fund.
NATO Partnership for Peace Country
The Partnership for Peace (PfP) is a programme of practical bilateral cooperation between individual Partner countries and NATO. It allows Partner countries to build up an individual relationship with NATO, choosing their own priorities for cooperation. There are 23 partner countries (including Austria).
Permanent Mission of Austria to the United Nations
Website of member state missions and their representatives to the United Nations.
ReliefWeb - Austria
ReliefWeb, administered by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), provides news, documents, maps, and background information on emergency assistance by country.
News, operations, statistics, background, analysis and policy, and maps from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Select Austria from the "Browse by country" drop-down menu on the right.
United Nations Division for Sustainable Development - Austria
Economic, social and environmental policies and plans for sustainable development from the UN Department Economic and Social Affairs.
U.S. Department of State - Austria
U.S.-Austrian relations, diplomacy, and country background notes.
- Background Notes - Austria
Provides country background and foreign policy information for the American public from the Department of State's Bureau of Public Affairs.
"The World Bank's External Affairs Europe offices are responsible for the World Bank's daily dialogue with eighteen Western European countries, including Austria. Austria and the World Bank work together with other member governments to finance projects, design policies and deliver programs to combat poverty in the developing world."
World Trade Organization - Austria
Provides key information on trade statistics, WTO commitments, disputes, trade policy reviews, and notifications for member countries.
Country situation analysis and news from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.
WHO (World Health Organization)
- WHO - Austria
Information and statistics on the status of public health in Austria from the World Health Organization (WHO).
Official site of the World Health Organization Europe (WHO/Europe).
- Country Information - Austria
Health information, programs, and statistics about countries in Europe.
This guide gathers in one place links to World War II related resources throughout the Library of Congress Web site.
Library of Congress - World War II Military Situation Maps
Maps showing Allied troop positions beginning on June 6, 1944 to July 26, 1945 in Western Europe.
National Archives - Holocaust-Era Assets
Record holdings of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) relating to the looting, locating, recovering, and restituting Holocaust-Era assets.
National Archives - World War II Records
Record holdings of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) relating to the Second World War.
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
The OSCE is responsible for post-conflict elections, human rights and regional military stabilization. There are 56 participating states (including Austria).
Try these searches to see some of the resources in Chinook, the library catalog:
|Electronic Resources||Print and Electronic Resources|
|austria and econom*||austria and econom*|
|austria and histor*||austria and histor*|
|austria and politic*||austria and politic*|
(government publications only)
(government publications only)
The * replaces up to five characters in a word.
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