September 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!
The September edition of the Link is filled with birthdays and celebrations throughout the world. So join the party and explore the world through these colorful and informative websites!
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September 1 – Independence Day Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan: A Country Study

Map of Uzbekistan“An historical overview and information on the geography, economy, government, transportation and telecommunications, foreign relations, national security, languages, religions, and people and society of Uzbekistan. Includes a glossary, a bibliography, and statistical tables. Searchable. “Completed [in] March 1996.” A part of the Web site Country Studies, from the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress.”

Country Profile: Uzbekistan

“Profile of this former Soviet country that is “positioned on the ancient Great Silk Road between Europe and Asia.” Includes demographic facts, historical overview, timeline of key events, and information about leaders and media. Site also includes links to related news stories, and audio of the national anthem. From the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).”

September 2 – National Day Vietnam

Country Profile: Vietnam

“Profile of Vietnam, which “became a unified country in 1976.” 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, audio of the national anthem, and video clips. From the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).”

Vietnam: A Country Study

“Part of the Country Studies/Area Handbook series “describing and analyzing [Vietnam'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 December 1987. Searchable: can limit your search to one or more countries. From the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress.”

September 3 – National Day Qatar

Country Profile: Qatar

“Profile of the State of Qatar, including demographic facts, historical overview, timeline of key events, and information about Qatari leaders and media. Site provides brief information about Al-Jazeera, the “influential pan-Arab satellite broadcaster, financed by the Qatar government.” From the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).”

Qatar: A Country Study

“Information on the history, geography, economy, government, transportation and telecommunications, foreign relations, national security, languages, religions, and people and society of Qatar. Includes a glossary, bibliography, and statistical tables. Searchable. “Completed [in] January 1993.” A part of the Web site Country Studies, from the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress”

September 6 – Independence Day Swaziland

Country Profile: Swaziland

Map of Swaziland“Profile of Swaziland, including demographic facts, historical overview, timeline of key events back to 1894, and information about Swazi leaders and media. Site also includes links to related news stories, and audio of the national anthem. From the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).”

September 7 – Independence Day Brazil

Country Profile: Brazil

Brazil States“Part of the Country Studies/Area Handbook series “describing and analyzing [Brazil'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 April 1997. Searchable: can limit your search to one or more countries. From the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress.”

September 8 – Independence Day Macedonia

Country Profile: Macedonia

“This country profile provides a brief history and information about Macedonia’s government and political conditions, economy, defense, and foreign relations. Also includes links to travel and business information. From the U.S. Department of State.”

September 9 – Independence Day North Korea

Country Profile: North Korea

North Korea Coat of Arms“Part of the Country Studies/Area Handbook series “describing and analyzing [North Korea'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 1993. Searchable: can limit your search to one or more countries. From the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress.”

September 9 – Independence Day Tajikistan

Country Profile: Tajikistan

Map of Tajikistan“Part of the Country Studies/Area Handbook series “describing and analyzing [Tajikistan'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 March 1996. Searchable: can limit your search to one or more countries. From the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress.”

September 18  Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur: Definition from Answers.com

Yom Kippur“Subject-categorized directory to all of the free almanacs, atlases, biographies, dictionaries, encyclopedias and other reference works available from Answers.com.”

Union for Reform Judaism

“Learn about the Jewish holidays and explore the customs and traditions of Reform Jews throughout North America.” Every description has dates, a brief annotation, and a good selection of related links. Includes a holiday calendar. From the Union for Reform Judaism.”

September 18 – U.S. Air Force Birthday

Official Website of the United States Air Force (USAF)

USAF Logo“The official website of the United States Air Force (USAF) provides current Air Force news, history, major commands, biographies of Air Force leaders, fact sheets, information on career and educational opportunities, and more. Features links to Air Force publications, Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard, and other related resources.”

Air Force Times

“Provides news, information, and services related to the United States Air Force.”

September 19 – Independence Day St Kitts and Nevis

Country Profile: St Kitts and Nevis

St. Kitts & Nevis Flag“Profile of the nation made up of the Caribbean islands of St. Kitts (also known as St. Christopher) and Nevis, including demographic facts, historical overview, timeline of key events back to 1493, and information about leaders and media. Site also includes audio of the national anthem. From the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)”

September 21 – Independence Day Armenia

Armenia: A Country Study

Armenia Coat of Arms“Part of the Country Studies/Area Handbook series “describing and analyzing [Armenia'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.” Includes discussion of the Armenian Genocide. Research completed March 1994. Searchable and browsable. From the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress.”

September 21 – Independence Day Belize

Country Profile: Belize

Flag of Belize“Profile of Belize (formerly known as British Honduras), including 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).”

September 22 – Independence Day Mali

Country Profile: Mali

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

On the Line – Mali Virtual Journey

“Learn about about the country and people of Mali: sports, arts and crafts, daily life, food, and more.”

September 23 – National Day Saudi Arabia

Nationmaster.com – Statistics Saudi Arabia

Map of Saudi Arabia“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. “

Saudi Arabia: History, Geography, Government and Culture – Infoplease.com

“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. “

September 24 – Independence Day Guinea-Bissau

Nationmaster.com – Statistics Guinea-Bissau

Flag of Guinea-Bissau“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.”

Guinea-Bissau: History, Geography, Government and Culture – Infoplease.com

“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.”

September 30 – Botswana Day

Country Profile: Botswana

Botswana Coat of Arms“Profile of Botswana, including demographic facts, historical overview, timeline of key events back to 1867, and information about Botswana’s leaders and media. Site also includes links to related news stories and audio of the national anthem. From the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).”

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All images in this issue are freely available under the GNU Free Documentation License, Creative Commons license or because they are in the public domain. Full size images and copyright information can be found by clicking on the image.
The September 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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