Religion Websites and databases
Religions of the World – Introduces the major religions: basic beliefs, terms; good images
BBC Religion and Ethics — A great deal of information on 19 featured religions
A Bow of the Head — Thinkquest that introduces the major religions
World Religions in Art — Photos of religious objects from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Islam: Empire of Faith — From PBS, not a lot of images, but good information
EXPLORING THE WORLD
Online Databases and E-Books
Peoples of… [id = foote, password = school]
A to Z World Culture [id = foote, password = school]
Biography Resource Center [password = schools] Use the “person search” to narrow your search by nationality and occupation.
Gale Databases [password = schools]
Modern World History Online [id = foote, password = reference]
Oxford Reference Online — good for flags and maps [id = footesch, password = footesch]
Worldbook Online [id = foote1, password = library] [Note: the id is "foote" followed by the numeral one.]
BBC News — Country Profiles
CIA World Factbook – CIA statistics include a map, flag, geography, people, government, etc.
Country Studies – from the Library of Congress, good information on many countries
Foreign and Commonwealth Office — Country profiles
LANIC — Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean
Lonely Planet — Things a tourist would want to know.
Maps – Perry-Castañeda Library includes thematic, topographical, political, and other types of world maps.
Mapquest Atlas — Lots of info about countries; you can even compare data from two different countries.
National Geographic Travel and Cultures – Facts, travel videos, flags, photos, etc.
Poetry Foundation — Find poetry from around the world
Sacred Sites at Sacred Destinations — An ecumenical guide to more than 1,250 sacred sites, holy places, pilgrimage destinations, religious architecture and sacred art in over 60 countries around the world
U.S. Dept. of State – Travel warnings, country specific info, and background notes
Virtual Tourist – Travel guides
Current Events Websites
New York Times (choose a country from the pull-down menu “Go to a Country Page”)
Sheppard Software — Geography games
Wanderlust – Maps out history’s greatest journeys
Alexandria Researcher catalog
Try a search with the keywords “biography” and the name of your country.
Use the link on the left of this page to search the catalog from home.
If your online source is originally from a book, use the bibliography form for a reference book.
If your online source is originally from a periodical (newspaper or magazine), use the bibliography form for a periodical.
For an example of a bibliography, see the Bibliography Guide.
Effects on developing nations:
Policy paper on Climate Change Impacts on Developing Countries:
Water issues by country: