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Political Studies: Almanacs & Yearbooks

Yearbooks provide information (facts, summaries, statistics, etc), relating to the previous year. Yearbooks can deal either with a particular region or country, a number of countries, or a particular subject.

Almanacs are similar to yearbooks, in that they may be published annually. Their arrangement is often ad hoc and use of the index is essential. They may include chronologies of events, miscellaneous facts and figures, tables, charts, calendars etc.

Canada Year Book (2007-present)
Canada Year Book Historical Collection (1867-1967)
CA1 BS11 C402 (1980-current; 2002-2005 not published) (Documents)
CA1 BS11 C202 (1867-1979) (Documents)

Annual. Social and economic life of Canada and its citizens.

Canadian Almanac and Directory
F5008.1 C3 from 1857-

Latest volume in Reference.

Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs (1961-2003; missing 1983, 1989, 2002)
REF F5003.C33 (1960-2004[2010])

From 1960 to 1970, was named Canadian Annual Review. Survey of the major political, economic, and social events of the year in Canada.

Europa World Year Book
JN1.E85 from 1959-   (1959-1988: Europa Year Book)
JN1.E849 1930-1959 (Europa)
JN1.E848 1926-1929 (Europa Year-Book)

Latest year in Reference. Excellent resource as it includes a brief history and a summary of current events or conflicts and provides demographic, economic, and political data for each country.

International Who's Who
CT120.I61

Latest volume in Reference, with irregular holdings going back to 1942.

International Year Book and Statesmen's Who's Who
JA51.I61 (1964-1999)

Statesman's Yearbook
JA51.S7

Latest volume in Reference, with irregular holdings going back to 1867.

Whitakers Almanack
AY754.W5

The standard British almanac resource. Latest volume in Reference, with irregular holdings back to 1881.

World Almanac and Book of Facts (from 2000- )
REF AY67.N5W8

Latest volume in Reference, with irregular holdings back to 1911.

Yearbook of International Organizations
JX1904.A42

Latest volume in Reference, with irregular holdings going back to 1949.

Yearbook of the United Nations
UN4 OPI Y27 (Government Documents)

Latest 10 years in Government Documents Reference.

Last Updated: 26 March 2014