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Use the tabs below to find online resources about the Czech Republic 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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BBC News Profile - Czech Republic
A guide to history, politics and economic background of countries from BBC News.

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

European Union Member States - Czech Republic
The EU is a supernational union comprised of 27 member states. FAO and Czech Republic
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 Czech Republic
Provides quick statistics on human development, economy, labor force, and population from the United Nations Development Programme.

IAEA - Czech Republic
Country factsheet on multilateral and safeguard agreements from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

IEA - Czech Republic
Country information, energy-related statistics, graphs and publications from the International Energy Agency (IEA).

ITC - Czech Republic
Country-specific trade and market profiles, map, and trade statistics from the International Trade Centre (ITC).

Library of Congress Country Study - Czechoslavakia (Former)
This is a book-length report studying the history, social customs, and politics of the country from early times to the present.

OECD - Czech Republic
Country information, statistics, publications, and news from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

OHCHR - Czech Republic
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 - Czech Republic
Provides summary, economic, social, and environmental statistics from the United Nations Statistics Division.

UNESCO Worldwide - Czech Republic
Highlights cooperation between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its Member States. United Kingdom's Foreign and Commonwealth Office - Czech Republic
Country profile covering history, politics, economy, human rights, relations with the UK, and travel.

United Nations Statistics Division: Environment Snapshot - Czech Republic
Country snapshots offer national environment statistics.

U.S. Commercial Service - Czech Republic
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 - Czech Republic
Country analysis report from the Energy Information Administration on production and consumption of energy resources.

U.S. Department of State - Background Note: Czech Republic
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.
Find Articles & More Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Declassified Documents
Declassified information available from the FOIA Electronic Reading Room. Enter "Czech Republic" or "Czechoslovakia" as the search terms.
  • 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.
Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports CU
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 "Czech Republic" or "Czechoslovakia" as the search terms.

Declassified Documents Reference System CU
Search this database to find declassified documents related to Czech Republic. Enter "Czechoslovakia" 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. Enter "Czech Republic" or "Czechoslovakia" as the search terms.

Digital National Security Archive CU
Database of primary declassified documents regarding critical U.S. policy decisions. Enter "Czech Republic" or "Czechoslovakia" as the search terms.

EUR-Lex
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.

Eurostat
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."

Human Rights Watch - Europe/Central Asia
News and reports related to human rights.

LexisNexis Academic Country & Region Reports CU
News, country briefings, and country risk guides. Filter by country or choose "Country & Region Reports" from publication type.

OECDiLibrary CU
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) online collection of statistical databases, books and periodicals.

UNdata
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 - Czech Republic
U.S. trade in goods (imports, exports and balance) with the Czech Republic. World dataBank
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.

WHO/Europe Databases
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.
Embassy of the Czech Republic in Washington, DC
Diplomatic representation of the Czech Republic in the United States.

Embassy of the United States in Prague, Czech Republic
Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in the Czech Republic.

IMF - Czech Republic
Country information, reports and publications from the International Monetary Fund.

NATO Member Country
The Czech Republic is a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), an alliance of 26 countries from North America and Europe committed to fulfilling the North Atlantic Treaty signed on April 4, 1949.

Permanent Mission of the Czech Republic to the United Nations
Website of member state missions and their representatives to the United Nations.

ReliefWeb - Czech Republic
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 Czech Republic from the "Browse by country" drop-down menu on the right.

United Nations Division for Sustainable Development - Czech Republic
Economic, social and environmental policies and plans for sustainable development from the UN Department Economic and Social Affairs.

USAID - Czech Republic (archived information)
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) economic and humanitarian assistance programs in the Czech Republic.

U.S. Department of State - Czech Republic
U.S.-Czech relations, diplomacy, and country background notes.

Visegrad Group (V4)
V4 is an alliance of four Central European states - the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia - that promotes regional cooperation and their common interest of European integration.

World Bank - Czech Republic
World Bank data, projects, and research.

World Trade Organization - Czech Republic
Provides key information on trade statistics, WTO commitments, disputes, trade policy reviews, and notifications for member countries.
UNAIDS - Czech Republic
Country situation analysis and news from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.

WHO (World Health Organization)
Czech Republic: Security Assistance
Country-by-country listing provides information on Political-Military-administered security assistance funds from the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.

International Court of Justice (ICJ)
ICJ is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations. ICJ "has a twofold role: to settle, in accordance with international law, legal disputes submitted to it by States (Contentious cases ) and to give advisory opinions (Advisory proceedings) on legal questions referred to it by duly authorized United Nations organs and specialized agencies." 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 Czech Republic).

The Velvet Revolution Declassified
A National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book on the 1989 Velvet Revolution, a bloodless revolution, that brought down communism in Czechoslovakia.
The library collection contains numerous secondary, federal, and international sources of information on the Czech Republic.

 

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

 

Electronic Resources Print and Electronic Resources
czech republic or czechoslovakia and econom* czech republic or czechoslovakia and econom*
czech republic or czechoslovakia and histor* czech republic or czechoslovakia and histor*
czech republic or czechoslovakia and politic* czech republic or czechoslovakia and politic*
czech republic or czechoslovakia (government publications only) czech republic or czechoslovakia (government publications only)

The * replaces up to five characters in a word.

 

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