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

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

European Union Member States - Finland
The EU is a supernational union comprised of 27 member states.
  • CORDIS - Finland
    Member state site for the European Union's CORDIS (Community Research and Development Information Service for Science, Research and Development).
  • EUbusiness - Finland
    Country profile, business guides, and business news from EUbusiness (an independent online business information service about the European Union).
  • European Judicial Network - Finland
    Information on how to obtain justice in civil and commercial matters.
FAO and Finland
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 Finland
Provides quick statistics on human development, economy, labor force, and population from the United Nations Development Programme.

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

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

ITC - Finland
Country-specific trade and market profiles, map, and trade statistics from the International Trade Centre (ITC). Library of Congress Country Study - Finland
This is a book-length report studying the history, social customs, and politics of the country from early times to the present.

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

OHCHR - Finland
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).

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

UNData - Finland
Provides summary, economic, social, and environmental statistics from the United Nations Statistics Division.

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

U.S. Commercial Service - Finland
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 - Finland
Country energy profile for production, consumption, U.S. oil imports, and CO2 emissions.

U.S. Department of State - Background Note: Finland
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.
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Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Declassified Documents
Declassified information available from the FOIA Electronic Reading Room. Enter "Finland" 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.
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 "Finland" as the search term.

Declassified Documents Reference System CU
Search this database to find declassified documents related to Finland.

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 "Finland" as the search term.

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."

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 - Finland
U.S. trade in goods (imports, exports and balance) with Finland.

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 Finland in Washington, DC
Diplomatic representation of Finland in the United States.

Embassy of the United States in Helsinki, Finland
Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in Finland.

IMF - Finland
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 Finland).

Nordic Council, The Finnish Delegation
The Nordic Council, formed in 1952, is the forum for Nordic parliamentary co-operation in Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Finland, the Åland Islands, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Nordic parliamentary co-operation aims to promote political, economic, environmental, social and other developments in the Nordic countries and in northern Europe. Permanent Mission of Finland to the United Nations
Web site of member state missions and their representatives to the United Nations.

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

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

U.S. Department of State - Finland
U.S.-Finnish relations, diplomacy, and country background notes.

World Bank - Finland
World Bank data, projects, and research.

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

WHO/Europe
Official site of the World Health Organization Europe (WHO/Europe).
  • WHO - Finland
    Information and statistics on the status of public health in Finland from the World Health Organization (WHO).
  • Country Information - Finland
    Health information, programs, and statistics about countries in Europe.
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 Finland).
The library collection contains numerous secondary, federal, and international sources of information on Finland.

 

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

 

Electronic Resources Print and Electronic Resources
Finland and econom* Finland and econom*
Finland and histor* Finland and histor*
Finland and politic* Finland and politic*
Finland
(government publications only)
Finland
(government publications only)
The * replaces up to five characters in a word.

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