October 2010

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October 1

National Day (China) and Independence Day (Cyprus, Nigeria, Palau & Tuvalu)

Flag of the People’s Republic of China
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_the_People%27s_Republic_of_China.svg

Country Profile: China

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/country_profiles/1287798.stm

Profile of “the world’s most populous country,” including demographic facts, historical overview, timeline of key events back to 1949, and information about Chinese 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).

Constitution of the People’s Republic of China

http://www.hkhrm.org.hk/english/law/const01.html

Chinese Constitution adopted in 1982 as well as 1988 and 1993 amendments.

National Geographic Kids: Explore Countries of the World – China

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/places/find/china/

Step inside different countries all over the world in this interactive website. Learn about people, culture, history, and geography through photo slideshows and video.

2nd century AD ancient Roman theater in Kourion, Cyprus

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Theatro_kourion.jpg

Country Profile: Cyprus

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/country_profiles/1016541.stm

This news site provides an overview of Cyprus, including background on Greek and Turkish conflicts over the island, profiles of Cypriot leaders, a timeline of key events back to 1914, and a description of local media. Includes links to news stories and related sites, and audio of the national anthem. From the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

Flag of Nigeria

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_Nigeria.svg

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

http://www.nigeriaembassyusa.org/

This site will give you lots of information about Nigeria. Check out the “Student’s Corner” for a cool list of facts.

CIA – The World Factbook – Nigeria

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

Includes information on every country in the world. Provides facts about geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, and more. There is also a map and flags of the world collection.

Country Profile: Palau

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/country_profiles/2693697.stm

Profile of this northern Pacific island nation that “became independent in 1994, after being part of a United Nations trust territory administered by the U.S. for 47 years.” Includes demographic facts, historical overview, timeline of key events, and information about leaders and media. From the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

Country Profile: Tuvalu

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/country_profiles/1249549.stm

Profile of this country that is “a group of nine tiny islands in the South Pacific which won independence from the United Kingdom in 1978.” 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).

Tattooed Native, Ellice Islands (Tuvalu), Pencil, 1841

Alfred T. Agate

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tuvalu_costume.jpg

October 2

Independence Day (Guinea)

Country Profile: Guinea

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/country_profiles/1032311.stm

Profile of Guinea, including demographic facts, historical overview, timeline of key events back to 1891, and information about Guinea’s leaders and media. Site also includes links to related news stories and audio of the national anthem. From the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

NationMaster – Statistics on Guinea

http://www.nationmaster.com/country/gv-guinea

Provides statistical and background information on Guinea, including maps and articles.

Flag of Guinea

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_Guinea.svg

October 3

Day of German Unity

Center for History and New Media

http://chnm.gmu.edu/1989/

The Center is collaboration between George Mason University, the American Social History Project, and the Center for Media and Learning at the City University of New York.” It includes a comprehensive Websites related to history research — archives, oral history, etc. — and social science resources for teachers, Internet education, and more.

http://www.germany.info/Vertretung/usa/en/09__Press__InFocus__Interviews/03__Infocus/09__German__Unity/__IF__German__Unity__HB.html

The Day of German Unity, Germany’s national holiday, marks the day in 1990 on which the German Democratic Republic (East) acceded to the Federal Republic of Germany.” Features an account of reunification and personal memories of the day the Berlin Wall fell. From the German Embassy, Washington, D.C

Country Profile: Germany

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?frd/cstdy:@field(DOCID+de0051)

Contains a historical overview, and information on the geography, economy, government, transportation and telecommunications, foreign relations, national security, languages, religions, and people and society of Germany. Includes a glossary, a bibliography, statistical tables, and “English Equivalents of Selected German Place-Names.” Searchable. “Completed [in] November 1994.” A part of the Web site contains Country Studies, from the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress.

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_Germany.svg

October 4

Child Health Day

Child Health Day

http://mchb.hrsa.gov/childhealthday/

Compilation of resources for Child Health Day (first Monday in October), “an opportunity for everyone who cares about and for children to spread the word about preventing illness and injury to build a healthier, safer, brighter future for every child.” Includes background and links to material on family support, child development, mental health, nutrition, physical activity, and other children’s health topics. From the Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

National Center for Medical Home Implementation

http://www.medicalhomeinfo.org/

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) developed the medical home to aid in the delivery of healthcare that is family centered, accessible, and culturally appropriate to children and adolescents. Site provides information to health care professionals, families, and anyone interested in creating a medical home for all children and youth.

October 5

Independence Day (Lesotho)

Country Profile: Lesotho

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/country_profiles/1063291.stm

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

CIA – The World Factbook – Lesotho

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

Provides information on Lesotho. Topics covered include geography, people, economy, communications, government, transportation, and military.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Coats_of_arms_of_Lesotho.svg

October 9

Independence Day (Uganda)

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, Entebbe, July 2003


White House photo by Paul Morse

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Yoweri_Museveni.jpg

Uganda

http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/indiv/africa/cuvl/Uganda.html

This site provides annotated links to information about Uganda in the areas of economic development, education, environment, history, politics, human rights, online news, and more. From Columbia University Libraries.

Country Profile: Uganda

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/country_profiles/1069166.stm

This news site provides an overview of Uganda, 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).

Uganda 1963

http://www.uganda1963.org/

Features a photo index of rural Ugandan villages and maps of corresponding areas. The photos were taken from low flying aircraft to document the rural settlements of Uganda in 1963.

October 10

National Day (Taiwan) and Independence Day (Fiji)

Flag of the Republic of China

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_the_Republic_of_China.svg

Holidays and Festivals in Taiwan

http://www.gio.gov.tw/info/festival_c/double_e/double.htm

This site presents information and photos about official commemorative holidays and traditional festivals. The former ones are primarily based on the achievements of the people and are celebrated to remember events important to the development of the nation. The latter ones are developed from the customs of China’s past.

China

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?frd/cstdy:@field(DOCID+cn0029)

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

Flag of Fiji

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_Fiji.svg

Fiji Country Profile: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/country_profiles/1300477.stm#facts

Profile of this country in the Pacific Ocean “comprised of more than 800 volcanic and coral islands,” including 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).

World Factbook: Fiji

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

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

October 12

Columbus Day, Independence Day (Equatorial Guinea), and National Day (Spain)

Christopher Columbus

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

1492: An Ongoing Voyage

http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/1492/

This online exhibit focuses “on those people who were in this hemisphere before 1492 and on those from Europe and Africa who arrived in the 16th and early 17th centuries.” The information is brief, but includes maps, art, an article on Christopher Columbus, and facsimiles of different manuscripts. From the Library of Congress.

Kaboose: Columbus Day

http://holidays.kaboose.com/columbus-day/

A collection of annotated links about Columbus Day. Includes links to biographical information for Christopher Columbus, alternative views of Columbus, sites on ship navigation, holiday activities, electronic greeting cards, and clip art.

The Columbus Navigation Homepage

http://www.columbusnavigation.com/

An extensive resource on Christopher Columbus. It includes a timeline; pages on his crew, ships, and navigation; individual pages covering his first, second, third, and fourth voyages; and the “Columbus Landfall Homepage,” which discusses some of the best-known theories of exactly where Columbus originally landed. Also includes a bibliography with capsule reviews and an annotated list of other Web resources.

Flag of Spain

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_Spain.svg

On the Line – Virtual Journey of Spain

http://www.oxfam.org.uk/coolplanet/ontheline/explore/journey/spain/spindex.htm

Take a virtual journey through Spain, learning about daily life and cultural traditions.

Discover Spain

http://www.spain.info/TourSpain/

This travel site covers popular vacation spots, sightseeing destinations, regional events, arts and culture, nature reserves, and beaches, as well as lodging, restaurants, and transportation services. Addresses practical concerns such as entry requirements, money exchange, communications (e.g., postal service, Internet access), and public holidays. Also includes information about language schools. Searchable.

Spain: A Country Study

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

Contains a historical overview, and information on the geography, economy, government, transportation and telecommunications, foreign relations, national security, languages, religions, and people and society of Spain. Includes a glossary, a bibliography, and statistical tables. Searchable. “Completed [in] December 1988.” A part of the Web site Country Studies, from the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress.

Coat of Arms of Equatorial Guinea

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Coat_of_arms_of_Equatorial_Guinea.svg

Country Profile: Equatorial Guinea

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/country_profiles/1023151.stm

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

CIA – The World Factbook – Equatorial Guinea

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

Includes information on every country in the world. Provides facts about geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, and more. There is also a map and flags of the world collection.

October 13

U.S. Navy Birthday

United States Department of the Navy Seal

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:United_States_Department_of_the_Navy_Seal.svg

US Navy Official Website: Navy Birthday Resources

http://www.navy.mil/nbm08/nbd08.html

United States Navy official website. Includes information about Navy ships, ranks, history, recruitment, etc.

Navy History and Heritage: Navy Birthday Information

http://www.history.navy.mil/birthday.htm

This site serves as a gateway to online historical sources concerning the U.S. Navy, including online photographic and art galleries. Topics include contemporary history, early history, naval aviation history, underwater archaeology, and events at the Center.

October 18

Independence Day (Azerbaijan)

Azerbaijan

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

Part of the Country Studies/Area Handbook series “describing and analyzing [Azerbaijan'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 1994. Searchable, can limit your search to one or more countries. From the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress

Country Profile: Azerbaijan

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/country_profiles/1235976.stm

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

Azerbaijan International

http://azer.com/

“Azerbaijan International is an independent magazine published since 1993 and committed to the discussion of issues related to Azerbaijanis around the world.” In addition to magazine articles, this site contains information on other topics of interest, including music, art, and international business. Also contains personal accounts written by Azerbaijanis.

Coat of Arms of Azerbaijan

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Coat_of_arms_of_Azerbaijan.svg

October 19

Constitution Day (Niue)

Public Seal of Nieu

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Public_Seal_of_Nieu.svg

Regions and Territories: Niue

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/country_profiles/4200400.stm

Profile of this island (“home to fewer than 2,000 islanders”), which “operates in free association with New Zealand.” Includes demographic facts, historical overview, and brief listings of leaders and media outlets. From the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

Te Puna Web Directory – Niue

http://webdirectory.natlib.govt.nz/dir/en/pacific/regional/niue/

This is a searchable directory of New Zealand and Pacific Island Web sites. Maori listings are extensive. It is fascinating to browse the sites of well-known (Hawaii, the Galapagos) and not so well-known (Niue, Wallis, and Futuna) Pacific Islands. Maintained by Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa (the National Library of New Zealand).

CIA – The World Factbook – Niue

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

Includes information on every country in the world. Provides facts about geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, and more. There is also a map and flags of the world collection.

October 23

National Day (Hungary)

Flag of Hungary

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_Hungary.svg

Hungary: A Country Study

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

Contains a historical overview, and information on the geography, economy, government, transportation and telecommunications, foreign relations, national security, languages, religions, and people and society of Hungary. Includes a chronology of important events, a glossary, a bibliography, and statistical tables. Searchable. “Completed [in] September 1989.” A part of the Web site Country Studies, from the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress.

Hungary: Talent for Entertaining

http://www.hungary.com

Travel and tourist information from the Hungarian National Tourist Office. Includes materials about gastronomy, culture, spas, and cities and regions (such as Budapest, Lake Balaton, and the Eger-Tokaj wine area). Also includes material about specific events such as the Béla Bartók anniversary in 2006 and background about history, geography, and climate. Available in several languages.

October 24

Independence Day (Zambia)

Country Profile: Zambia

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/country_profiles/1069294.stm

This news site provides an overview of Zambia, 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).

NationMaster – Statistics on Zambia

http://www.nationmaster.com/country/za-zambia

Provides statistical and background information on Guinea, including maps and articles.

CIA – The World Factbook – Zambia

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

Provides information on Zambia. Topics covered include geography, people, economy, communications, government, transportation, and military.

Zambian Government Building

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Government_building.jpg

October 26

National Day (Austria)

Flag of Austria

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

Drawn by Wikimedia Commons User, SKopp

Austrian Press and Information Service

http://www.austria.org/content/view/86/100/1/1/

An overview of Austrian history, politics, economy, science, and culture. Also find news, details about the Austria embassy and consulate, and tips for Americans visiting Austria and Austrians in the U.S. From the Austrian Embassy, Washington, D.C.

US Department of State

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/3165.htm

This official site offers information reflecting the diverse activities of the U.S. Department of State. There is information on traveling and living abroad, international issues, business, and the department’s educational and cultural programs. There are also press releases, recent news, background material on countries and regions, help with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), and more. Searchable.

Austria

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?frd/cstdy:@field(DOCID+at0056)

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

October 27

Independence Day (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines)

Country Profile: St Vincent and the Grenadines

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/country_profiles/1210689.stm

Profile of this multi-island country in the Caribbean, 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).

NationMaster – Statistics on Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

http://www.nationmaster.com/country/vc-saint-vincent-and-the-grenadines

Provides statistical and background information on Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, including maps and articles.

Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_Saint_Vincent_and_the_Grenadines.svg

October 29

Republic Day (Turkey)

Flag of Turkey

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_Turkey.svg

The World Factbook: Turkey

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

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

Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture

www.kultur.gov.tr/EN/

Learn about the people, history, art and food of the country of Turkey.

Embassy of the Republic of Turkey

http://www.washington.emb.mfa.gov.tr/default.aspx

Sponsored by the Turkish Embassy in Washington, D.C., this site provides basic facts about the country, including information on the Turkish flag, national anthem, language, and government. Also features news, information for travelers and investors, and a section for children.

October 31

Halloween

Citroulle préparée pour Halloween. (Pumpkin prepared for Halloween.)

Auteur: Carole Pasquier
le 31 octobre 2004

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Halloween.JPG

Halloween: Fantasy and Folklore

http://www.loc.gov/folklife/halloween.html

An essay about the historical origins of Halloween in the Samhain holiday, “the biggest and most significant holiday of the Celtic year.” Also includes a brief bibliography. From the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress.

History of Halloween

http://www.history.com/topics/halloween

A history of Halloween, traced from its origins in the “ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in)” to modern trick-or-treat, jack-o’-lantern, costume, and party activities. Includes creepy video clips, ghost stories, information about pumpkins, White House hauntings, and recipes. From the History Channel.

Halloween Fright Site

http://familyfun.go.com/parties/holiday/minisite/halloween-main/halloween-main.html

Craft, costume, and recipe ideas for Halloween. Includes instructions for more than 100 costumes, pumpkin carving and decorating tips, printable material (such as pumpkin carving templates, decorations, games, and keepsakes), and suggestions for Halloween party themes and treats. Also includes how-to videos for making ghost chair covers, rotten apple punch, and more. From FamilyFun magazine.

Allrecipes: Halloween

http://allrecipes.com/Info/Holidays-Events-and-Occasions/Halloween/main.aspx

A compilation of suggestions for table decorations and foods for Halloween parties. Includes information about using dry ice to create a fog around the table and placing nontoxic plastic glow sticks under gelatin squares; recipes for holiday-themed desserts, drinks (for adults and children), and edible Halloween makeup; and ideas for Halloween party themes. Includes a section on the Day of the Dead (Día de los muertos), with Mexican recipes. From Allrecipes.com.

The October 2010 issue of The Link: The Official Newsletter of ipl2 was created by ipl2 collection development interns Caitlin Flanagan, Susan Krall, and Rachel Nash, along with Michael Galloway, Manager, Digital Collections for the ipl2.

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