The Link: July 2010

Welcome to the Link. Each month the ipl2 brings you some of the best information sites on the Internet. If you have an Internet connection, you can connect with us!

This month’s issue is bursting with colorful and informative websites. The July calendar is full of interesting events along with numerous Independence Days, so take a look around and explore these interesting links!

Suggest a site for the ipl2. Know of a great site, but you cannot find it in the ipl2? Use the form located at http://www.ipl.org/div/contact/ to let us know about good resources to add to our collections.

July 1 – Independence Day (Rwanda & Burundi)

Country Profile:  Burundi

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/country_profiles/1068873.stm

Profile of Burundi, including demographic facts, historical overview, timeline of key events, and information about Burundian leaders and media. Site also includes links to related news stories, and audio of the national anthem and some news stories. From the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

Country Profile:  Rwanda

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/country_profiles/1070265.stm

This news site provides an overview of Rwanda, including a brief history, profile of leaders, time-line of key events, and description of local media. Features news stories, audio files, and links to related sites. From the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

July 1 – International Joke Day

Aha!  Jokes:  Kids Jokes

http://www.ahajokes.com/kids_jokes.html

Here’s a site with many jokes on many subjects: animal jokes, doctor jokes, scary jokes, knock knock jokes and school jokes.

Az Kids Net:  120 Knock Knock Jokes

http://www.azkidsnet.com/JSknockjoke.htm#

Browse through over a hundred knock knock jokes, and check out dozens of riddles and other silly stuff.  Must have Javascript enabled.

July 1 – Canada Day

Canadian Flag

Canada Flag - http://www.flickr.com/photos/imuttoo/2628589070/

Country Profile:  Canada

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/country_profiles/1198865.stm

Profile of Canada, including demographic facts, historical overview, timeline of key events back to 1497, and information about Canadian leaders and media. Site also includes links to related news stories, audio of the national anthem, and audio and video of some news stories. From the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

About Canada

http://canada.gc.ca/acanada/vwctgry.htm?lang=eng&font=0

“Describes some of the symbols that establish the Canadian identity. They tell the story of our nation, its people, environment and history. Each Canadian province and territory is also outlined, as well as general information about our society and our economy.”

July 3 – Independence Day (Belarus)

Belarus Flag

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Belarus_flag_finial.png

Country Profile:  Belarus

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/country_profiles/1102180.stm

Profile of this “former Soviet republic [that] was occupied by the Nazis between 1941 and 1944.” Includes demographic facts, historical overview, timeline of key events, and brief listings of leaders and media outlets. Site also includes links to related news stories, and audio of the national anthem. From the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

A Country Study:  Belarus

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/bytoc.html

Part of the Country Studies/Area Handbook series “describing and analyzing [Belarus’s] political, economic, social, and national security systems and institutions, and examining the interrelationships of those systems and the ways they are shaped by cultural factors.” Research completed June 1995. Searchable , can limit your search to one or more countries. From the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress.

July 4 – Independence Day (USA)

Fourth of July is Independence Day

http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Independence_Day.shtml

Collection of links to material related to Independence Day. “Independence Day honors the birthday of the United States of America and the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. It’s a day of picnics and patriotic parades, a night of concerts and fireworks, and a reason to fly the American flag.” Topics include fireworks, summer safety tips, and virtual visits to historic sites. From USA.gov, the U.S. government’s official Web portal.

July 7 – Chocolate Day

The Sweet Science of Chocolate

http://www.exploratorium.edu/chocolate/

This site contains two features related to the science of chocolate: the video archives of a 1999 Valentine’s Day event at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, and an interactive feature that “takes a closer look at the sweet lure of chocolate.” Discusses the history of chocolate, the chocolate-making process, possible health effects, and more. From the Exploratorium.

ChocoLocate:  The Chocolate Lovers’ Page

http://chocolocate.com/

Directory of annotated websites relating to chocolate in some way, such as retailers, suppliers, food industry associations, and others sites offering recipes. Search by keyword or browse by type of business or location. Created and maintained by a hobbyist.

July 9 – Independence Day (Argentina)

The World Factbook

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ar.html

Key facts, maps, statistics, demographics, and a nutshell history of Argentina. From “The World Factbook,” published annually by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

Argentina Country Profile

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/country_profiles/1192478.stm

Profile of Argentina, including demographic facts, historical overview, timeline of key events back to 1916, and information about Argentine leaders and media. Site also includes links to related news stories, audio of the national anthem, and audio and video of some news stories. From the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

July 10 –  Teddy Bear Day

Teddy Bear Search Engine

http://www.teddybearsearch.com/

Provides a search engine and directory of worldwide sites related to teddy bears. Sites can be browsed and searched in several ways, including keyword, artist, product/material, features, country, and language. Includes bear patterns, interviews with teddy bear artists, and more. Also in French.

July 11 –  Independence Day (Kiribati)

Country Profile:  Kiribati

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/country_profiles/1168527.stm

Profile of Kiribati, the former Gilbert Islands, “a collection of 33 atolls, ranged into three principal groups, which won independence from the United Kingdom in 1979.” Includes demographic facts, historical overview, timeline of key events, and information about leaders and media. Site also includes audio of the national anthem. From the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

July 13 –  Statehood Day (Montenegro)

Country Profile:  Serbia and Montenegro

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/country_profiles/1039269.stm

Profile of this country, the union of which “was voted into existence by the Yugoslav parliament in February 2003.” Includes demographic facts, historical overview, timeline of key events back to 2000, and information about leaders and media. Site also includes links to related news stories, audio of the national anthem, and video clips. From the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

July 14 –  Bastille Day

Prise de la Bastille

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Prise_de_la_Bastille.jpg

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity:  Exploring the French Revolution

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/

Detail-rich site that includes topical essays, hundreds of images and documents, song recordings (including “La Marseillaise”), maps, a timeline, and a glossary. Covers the storming of the Bastille, Paris, Napoleon Bonaparte, and the fall of the monarchy. A project of the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University and the American Social History Project at City University of New York.

July 19 – National Ice Cream Day

Strawberry Ice Cream

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:StrawberryIce.jpg

Ice Cream:  Selected Internet Resources

http://www.loc.gov/rr/scitech/selected-internet/icecream.html

Small collection of annotated links to websites about ice cream, covering history, safety of homemade ice cream, photos, scientific aspects, and ice cream sundaes. Includes historical photos. From the Science Reference Section, Library of Congress.

Ice Cream

http://www.foodsci.uoguelph.ca/dairyedu/icecream.html

Information on ice cream history, production, consumption, ingredients, manufacture, flavors, and more. From the Department of Food Science, University of Guelph, Canada

July 20 – Independence Day (Colombia)

Colombia

http://www.nationmaster.com/country/co-colombia

Compare nations of the world. Provides date from “the CIA World Factbook, United Nations, World Health Organization, World Bank, World Resources Institute, UNESCO, UNICEF and OECD. Generate maps, graphs, and statistics.

U.S. Department of State Background Note:  Colombia

http://www.infoplease.com/country/profiles/colombia.html

Basic facts about all of the countries of the world. Entries include a map; flag; official name; current ruler; land area; population; capital; largest cities; monetary unit; languages; ethnicity/race; religions; literacy rate; economy; government; and history.

July 21 – Independence Day (Belgium)

Belgium

http://www.nationmaster.com/country/be-belgium

Compare nations of the world. Provides date from “the CIA World Factbook, United Nations, World Health Organization, World Bank, World Resources Institute, UNESCO, UNICEF and OECD. Generate maps, graphs, and statistics.

U.S. Department of State Background Note:  Belgium

http://www.infoplease.com/country/profiles/belgium.html

Basic facts about all of the countries of the world. Entries include a map; flag; official name; current ruler; land area; population; capital; largest cities; monetary unit; languages; ethnicity/race; religions; literacy rate; economy; government; and history.

July 26 – Independence Day (Liberia & the Maldives)

Country Profile:  Liberia

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/country_profiles/1043500.stm

This profile of Liberia provides statistics, a timeline of key historical events, an overview of the media (including newspapers, news agencies, and television and radio stations), audio clips (such as the national anthem), and links to news sources. From BBC News.

Country Profile:  The Maldives

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/country_profiles/1166511.stm

This news site provides an overview of Maldives, including a brief history, profile of leaders, timeline of key events, and description of local media. Features news stories, audio files, and links to related sites. From the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

July 28 –  Independence Day (Peru)

Peru

http://www.nationmaster.com/country/pe-peru

Profile of this multi-island country (formerly the New Hebrides) that “achieved independence from France and Britain in 1980.” Includes demographic facts, historical overview, timeline of key events, and brief listings of leaders and media outlets. Site also includes audio of the national anthem. From the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

July 30:  Independence Day (Vanuatu)

Country Profile: Vanuatu

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/country_profiles/1249790.stm

Profile of this multi-island country (formerly the New Hebrides) that “achieved independence from France and Britain in 1980.” Includes demographic facts, historical overview, timeline of key events, and brief listings of leaders and media outlets. Site also includes audio of the national anthem. From the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

The July 2010 issue of The Link: The Official Newsletter of ipl2 was created by Robert Chrystal, Natalie McGrath, Bryan Sherwood, Valerie Singler, and Denise Stewart – students in Dr. Abels’ spring 2010 INFO 740 Digital Reference Service course at Drexel University. Michael Galloway serves as advisor for the newsletter team.
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