Even older dates than the Library of Congress Country Studies. Amnesty International also produces hundreds of reports, press releases, appeals for action and newsletters each year and these are available in the Library.
International Business Center, Eli Broad College of Business (Michigan State University). "...presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world". Also contains a link to the latest Annual report of the world's human rights situation.
Has made a transition from a traditional search engine to (also) a question answering machine. Works great, except for Google when the floating bar suddenly disappers. "..comprehensive scientific research tool on the web. "...global science gateway connecting you to national and international scientific databases and portals.
Help info: Advanced search options, Advanced search keywords, Operator Precedence, the most useful help page is the Advanced Operator Reference, country, region, and language codes Although its database seems a lot smaller and outdated, Exalead's search language has much more functionalities which enables the searcher to create more complex searches: near, truncation, and search suggestions. Can pick 2 to 4 search engines, results will be displayed in a frame for each search engine.
Bijzonder handig voor het vinden van alternatieve zoektermen. Met directe links naar de catalogi van het mediacentrum.''Dictionary Vocabulary Translation''. For prospective searching, to find information that cites the information in the search argument, to find information that is newer then what we have.
Translation to/from the English from mostly European languages, but also Hindi, kapanese, Korean and Arabic. Also consider the vertical citation indexes like CLAIMS and Derwernt Patents Citations Index (both Dialog) for patent citations. Used to be available in Google and Yahoo but has since some time now been turned off.Dutch language historical site with journal articles on current affairs dating back about 60 years.About 110.000 articles, updated monthly with about 250 articles per month, describing the history of NL and BL. On the start page, choose between countries, territorise or international organisations.Also explains NZBs, archiving, extracting, software for downloading, posting to groups, FTD tutorials, etc. C-list: other new publications.''OAIster is a union catalog of millions of records representing open access resources that was built by harvesting from open access collections worldwide using (OAI-PMH). Successor to Red Light Green."..a collaborative effort of a group of cultural, technology, nonprofit, and governmental organizations from around the world that helps build a permanent archive of multilingual digitized text and multimedia material. Great in creating custom made end-products for the end-user, good search language and coverage, although the automated process of assigning keywords often fails. Please note that many general encyclopedia hardly have a online presence but are very important anyway, like Encyclopedia Americana, La Grand Larousse, Deutsche Encyclopedia. Click on a country to go deeper into the directory.The Net only covers a fraction of what's out there. OAIster includes more than 25 million records representing digital resources from more than 1,100 contributors. An archive of contributed material is available on the Internet Archive website and through Yahoo! Use the Factiva database catalogue to get an impression on the coverage. Most country pages also have an Airports and Aviation Waypoint listing.Other software is needed to actually retrieve the items. Only the general encyclopedias will be listed here.Also, a payserver is needed that will offer the usenet binary groups with reasonable retention. Guides and step by step explanation on using binary newsgroups and on how to download files from binary newsgroups. A-list: new books, first issues and special issues of journals and annuals, as well as electronic publications, B-list: publications issued by governemental authorities (national and local), scientific institutes and similar organizations, privately published dissertations and other university-papers. Many news sources for business analyses, companies, markets etc. There are however thousands more, typically specialised in some subject.Directories are not really search engines, but mainly systematically arranged listings of links selected by humans instead of a computer program. Works surprisingly good when asking 'what is' questions. Bing is much better than any of its predecessors with many interesting features not found anywhere else. Launched May 2009, aims to provide a single source for answers to factual queries (thus not a search engine), accepts free form input and serves as a computational knowledge engine (not the traditional search engine) with an internal knowledge base instead of searching the web. With preview function and status information (HTTP headers) per result. Makes browsing large sets of results much faster, and the clustering may help in finding better keywords. Auto clustering by topic, author, journal title, publisher, affiliation and date. The World Wide Science Alliance, a multilateral partnership, consists of participating member countries and provides the governance structure for World Wide Science.org". Can be used as an alternative for directory search. After the launch of Live as successor to MSN in 2006, and subsequent efforts to purchase Yahoo which failed, the Bing Search Engine is Microsofts new attempt to compete with Google. Organizes results into clusters based on related topics or similar content. With over 450 million scientific items indexed at last count, it allows researchers to search for not only journal content but also scientists' homepages, courseware, pre-print server material, patents and institutional repository and website information."Deep Web Technologies. Access to about 3.5 million documents, including patents and government data. World Wide accelerates scientific discovery and progress by providing one-stop searching of global science sources.Conventional libraries are still important to find high quality information, although actual acquisition can be time consuming. OAIster records are fully accessible through World Cat.org, and will be included in World search results along with records from thousands of libraries worldwide.''Connects collections of more than 10.000 libraries worldwide with access to over 130 million items. Some regions/cities are in other (local) languages such as Chinese, Korean, Hindi, etc.Result may include: a map, name, entity, lat-long coordinates, elevation (in feet) and population size.