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Parents' Guide to

Library of Congress Country Studies

By Susan Yudt, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Dry but reliable social studies site.

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Country Studies is a useful alternative to textbooks for teens doing history or social studies research -- it's easy to navigate and find information quickly. Of course, since the books are 10-20 years old, they can't be used for current events projects. The Portals to the World section helps fill in that gap, providing a wealth of links to country-specific resources. Although Country Studies contains excellent information, the site is extremely text-heavy -- teens looking for an interactive educational experience won't find it here.

Website Details

  • Genre: Educational
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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