From the Library of Congress:
These monographs on foreign countries are individually cataloged and shelved on the 3rd floor; consult the Library Catalog for call numbers. They include detailed analysis of social, political and economic institutions for the countries profiled as well as extensive bibliographies.
New Country Studies are no longer being published in printed form, but can be accessed Library of Congress website.
Many useful research bibliographies can be found under the classification number LC 1.12/2:... Several of these pertain to publications about, or from, particular countries or parts of the world. Some examples are:
Other useful publications from the Library of Congress:
World Factbook PREX 3.15:983- present.
Brief entries for all countries give basic demographic, geographic, and social data. The current volume is available online from the CIA, which compiles this reference resource.
Country Reports on Human Rights Practices Y 4. F 76/1-15:979-present.
These reports, published as committee prints from the House or Senate Foreign Relations committees, review the human rights records of all nations receiving U.S. foreign aid, plus some which do not, but are members of the United Nations. Appendixes include signatories of human rights agreements and statistical tables of U.S. aid. The reports for 1999 to the present are online at this State Dept. web site.
A companion set of reports, Country Reports on Economic and Trade Policies, are shelved at: Y 4.IN 8/16:C 83/ (1983-2001). No further reports were produced.