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Nearly a million biographical entries spanning history and geography. (Gale)
Now users can take notes easily without opening a separate program. The "Highlights and Notes" tool allows you to select text from a document, highlight the important sections, add your own notes, and save to a new "Highlighted Articles" page. Within the same session, the highlighted sections can be easily viewed, printed, downloaded, or sent via email (no user account within the database is required). (Gale)
The US Department of State's Background Notes focuses more on US-country relations and activities from a diplomatic perspective, with less information related to travel and basic country facts. The country fact sheets provide an overview of US relations with each country as well as pertinent related information (US embassies and ambassadors; US economic assistance programs, ect...).