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British Virgin Islands
(Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom)

Use the tabs below to find online resources about the British Virgin Islands 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.

 

  • Country Profiles
  • Official Government
  • Articles and Databases
  • Diplomacy and Aid
  • Health
  • Military and Peacekeeping
  • Search Chinook
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Australian Government - British Virgin Islands
Country profile, economic and trade information, and foreign relations from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

BBC News Territory Profile - British Virgin Islands
A guide to history, politics and economic background of countries from BBC News.

CIA World Factbook - British Virgin Islands
Country profile provides information on country background, geography, people, government, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.

ITC - British Virgin Islands
Country-specific trade and market profiles, map, and trade statistics from the International Trade Centre (ITC).

UNdata - British Virgin Islands
Provides summary, economic, social, and environmental statistics from the United Nations Statistics Division.

UNESCO Institute for Statistics - British Virgin Islands
A selection of national statistics on education, literacy, science and technology, culture, and communication.

United Kingdom's Foreign and Commonwealth Office - British Virgin Islands
Country profile covering history, politics, economy, human rights, relations with the UK, and travel.

United Nations Statistics Division: Environment Snapshot - British Virgin Islands
Country snapshots offer national environment statistics.

U.S. Commercial Service - Caribbean Region
Regional profile about doing business in the Caribbean (Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Bahamas, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Curacao / Aruba, Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Jamaica, Netherlands Antilles, St. Maarten, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks, and Caicos Islands) by the Commercial Service, the global business solutions unit of the Department of Commerce.

U.S. Department of Energy - British Virgin Islands
Country energy profile for production, consumption, U.S. oil imports, and CO2 emissions.
Find Articles & More Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Declassified Documents
Declassified information available from the FOIA Electronic Reading Room. Enter "British Virgin Islands" as the search term.

Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports CU
The Congressional Research Service (CRS), the research arm of Congress, prepares reports (usually under 20 pages long) on topics of interest to members of Congress. Enter "British Virgin Islands" as the search term.

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.

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."

PAHO/WHO Databases
Regional Core Health Data Initiative Table Generator System from the Pan American Health Organization, a regional office of the World Health Organization. Provides national health statistics and other data on the health situation in the Caribbean and North, Central, and South American countries.

U.S. Census Bureau Foreign Trade Statistics - British Virgin Islands
U.S. trade in goods (imports, exports and balance) with the British Virgin Islands.
CARICOM - British Virgin Islands
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was established by the Treaty of Chaguaramas in 1973. It is a regional organization dedicated to improving development, trade and economics, international competitiveness and economic leverage, coordination of foreign economic policies, and standards of living and work.

Delegation of the European Commission in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean
The Delegations of the External Service serve European Union interests throughout the Eastern Caribbean (Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines).

OECS - British Virgin Islands
The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) member states include Antigua and Barbuda, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Anguilla and the British Virgin Islands are associate members.

ReliefWeb - British Virgin Islands
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.

UNHCR
News, operations, statistics, background, analysis and policy, and maps from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Select British Virgin Islands from the "Browse by country" drop-down menu on the right.

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Barbados and the OECS Subregional Office
UNDP helps countries work toward human rights, democratic governance, poverty reduction, crisis prevention and recovery, energy and environment for sustainable development, and HIV/AIDS prevention. UNDP Barbados is a subregional, multi-country office that serves the Member States of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Christopher and Nevis (also called St. Kitts and Nevis), Saint Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines).

United Kingdom Overseas Territories Association (UKOTA) - British Virgin Islands
"UKOTA exists to promote the interests of the United Kingdom Overseas Territories and co-operation between them. Specifically UKOTA demonstrates the collective and individual partnerships between the territories and Her Majesty's Government."
PAHO/WHO
Official site of the Pan American Health Organization, a regional office of the World Health Organization.   
Defense is the responsibility of the United Kingdom. See UK Ministry of Defence.
The library collection contains numerous secondary, federal, and international sources of information on the British Virgin Islands.

 

Try these searches to see some of the resources in Chinook, the library catalog:

 

Electronic Resources Print and Electronic Resources
"british virgin islands" "british virgin islands"
"british virgin islands"
(government publications only)
"british virgin islands"
(government publications only)

The * replaces up to five characters in a word.

 

For additional foreign information, arranged by subject, see the Subject Page.