Provides international travelers with information on 175 countries. Topics include country facts, climate, society & culture, demographics, money and banking, points of interest, transportation, maps, communications, and much more.
A compilation of data sets and other types of information on a wide array of topics relating to international trade, including air transport; the basics of international trade (imports, exports, foreign exchange, contracts); business entities worldwide; computer terms, country codes, country and demographic data; currencies; U.S. customs requirements and rulings; U.S. import and export forms; the full text of NAFTA and related documents; security data set (C-TPAT, FAST, PAPS, PARS, etc.); and much more.
Also available through Alexander Street Press “Music online” interface and cross-searchable with other databases there:
The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online is the first comprehensive online resource devoted to music research of all the world’s peoples. More than 9,000 pages of material, combined with entries by more than 700 expert contributors from all over the world, make this the most complete body of work focused on world music. This release includes 1,208 essays and images from 10 sources and hundreds of audio examples.
Human Rights Documents Online (HRDO) will ultimately contain all human rights documents collected by the Human Rights Internet (HRI) in Ottawa in Canada since 1980.
These documents emanate from 483 non-governmental human rights organizations(NGOs) worldwide, some of which have a universal scope, whilst others focus on the attainment of human rights in a specific area of the world.
From the folks at Hoover’s:
Four new databases are available from Greenwood Press:
Pop culture universe
New technology (iPods, gaming, gadgets)…Internet memes and chatspeak…movies, TV, radio…music…comics and graphic novels…sports and pastimes…fads, fashion, and fast food: pop culture brings us together as a people. Pop culture universe is an authoritative digital library of information on American and world popular culture, past and present—in a package as dynamic as the topic it covers. Built on hundreds of award-winning titles for all levels of researchers, PCU provides a safe haven for investigating topics that appeal to students—without the bias, advertising, suggestive content, or questionable authorship of commercial or fan sites.
The American Indian experience
The American Indian Experience (AIE) is a full-text digital resource exploring the histories and contemporary cultures of the indigenous peoples of the United States. AIE offers access to an online library, featuring more than 150 volumes of scholarship and reference content, hundreds of primary documents, and thousands of images. From Pre-contact to the present day, from the Inuit of the north to the Seminoles of Florida, AIE is meant for anyone wishing to learn more about America’s Native Peoples
The Latino American experience
A full-text database focusing on the history and culture of Latinos living in the United States including images, hundreds of primary documents, Spanish-language content, a timeline, and vetted Web sites.
Daily life online
Daily life online is a collection of primary documents, reference works, monographs, images, maps, illustrations, and time lines depicting essential activities of daily life across the globe and throughout history.