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

CIA World Factbook - Poland

Country profile provides information on country background, geography, people, government, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.

European Union Member States - Poland

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

U.S. Department of State - Background Note: Poland
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 "Poland" 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 under 20 pages long) on topics of interest to members of Congress. Enter "Poland" as the search term.

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

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.

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 - Poland
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.

OECD iLibrary
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 - Poland
U.S. trade in goods (imports, exports and balance) with Poland.

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.
Council of Europe and Poland
"Founded in 1949, the Council of Europe seeks to develop throughout Europe common and democratic principles based on the European Convention on Human Rights and other reference texts on the protection of individuals." There are 47 member states.

Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Washington, DC
Diplomatic representation of Poland in the United States.

Embassy of the United States in Warsaw, Poland
Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in Poland.

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development - Poland
Strategy, projects, fact sheet, and news about Poland and the EBRD.

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

NATO Member Country
Poland 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 Republic of Poland to the United Nations
Website of member state missions and their representatives to the United Nations.

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

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Poland
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.

United Nations Division for Sustainable Development - Poland

Economic, social and environmental policies and plans for sustainable development from the UN Department Economic and Social Affairs.

USAID - Poland(archived information)
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) economic and humanitarian assistance programs in Poland, which completed in 2000.

U.S. Department of State - Poland
U.S.-Polish 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 - Poland
World Bank data, projects, and research.

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

WHO - Poland
Information and statistics on the status of public health in Poland from the World Health Organization (WHO).
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 Poland).

Poland: Security Assistance
Country-by-country listing provides information on Political-Military-administered security assistance funds from the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.
The library collection contains numerous secondary, federal, and international sources of information on Poland.

 

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

 

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

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