Talk:Library of Congress Country Studies

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Cf. Wikipedia:Library of Congress Country Studies. --Joy [shallot] 12:03, 1 Nov 2004 (UTC)

I was thinking of adding a Wikiproject devoted to using the Country Studies. The project would track which ones have been used and would work towards the goal of fully utilizing all relevant information and useful text from the studies. Does anyone wish to join or have thoughts about such a project?--Bkwillwm 20:57, 5 January 2006 (UTC)

Wikiproject LOC Country Studies[edit]

I have started a Wikiproject that involves taking the public domain LOC Country Studies and incorporating them into Wikipedia. Go to the Wikipedia:WikiProject Library of Congress Country Studies to participate or observe progress.--Bkwillwm 01:04, 24 January 2006 (UTC)

Soviet Union[edit]

A number of articles about Soviet Union quote this source. I understand now all critics of US sovietologists. Why people quote such absurd texts?Xx236 (talk) 10:56, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

Circular reference[edit]

This article's entry on Thailand refers me, not to the LOC country study, but the Wikipedia's article! THAT article's entry for LOCCS refers me right back here! I have to pay for my Internet time and don't appreciate the joke. --Pawyilee (talk) 08:28, 8 October 2011 (UTC)

Clarifying the circular reference issue advises users what actually happens, and adding it to the article qualifies as sound and prudent judgment based on a simple perception of the situation or facts. --Pawyilee (talk) 08:47, 9 October 2011 (UTC)

Useful links bumped from front page[edit]

This website contains the on-line versions of books previously published in hard copy by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress as part of the Country Studies/Area Handbook Series sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Army between 1986 and 1998. Each study offers a comprehensive description and analysis of the country or region's historical setting, geography, society, economy, political system, and foreign policy.


The LOCCS website offers subject matter only one page at a time, which may then be copied. As all text is in public domain (though not all images,) other web sites may be found by search that offer complete studies, making it much easier to locate matters of interest. Such should then be compared with that at LOCCS to insure it is up to date. Example:

--Pawyilee (talk) 01:46, 10 November 2011 (UTC)

Self ref = or how to refer to LOCSS pages in WP articles[edit]

(Removed from article) Using Template:Country study in affected articles generates a link that directs to the title page of study. LOCSS' study material opens in separate pages that are set to expire, and cannot be bookmarked or linked. This insures that only the most up-to-date study material may be viewed. Citation to give appropriate credit and to allow verification of copied text as being up-to-date are not required, but may be accomplished by using one of the many Wikipedia citation templates. WebCite may be used to create an archive of the URL of a non-LOCCS country-study site. For general guidelines, see Wikipedia guidelines on citing sources.

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Rich Farmbrough, 13:37, 24 November 2011 (UTC).