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LOCATING INFORMATION ABOUT COUNTRIES FOR MODERN LANGUAGE AND SOCIAL  STUDIES CLASSES

Keeley Library Staff 10/28/98

USE  SAILS WebCat™ ONLINE PUBLIC ACCESS CATALOG TO LOCATE BOOKS
Do a SUBJECT SEARCH for the name of the country.

FOR PERIODICALS

SIRS NEWSPAPER AND PERIODICAL REPRINTS: INFOTRAC  WEB ONLINE PERIODICALS DATABASE ELECTRIC LIBRARY
As members of SAILS, Durfee  students and teachers can access SIRS, INFOTRAC AND ELECTRIC LIBRARY, both  from library workstations, and from home. From home or a school lab computer, go to  SAILS  Databases. You will need your library barcode when dialing from a home computer or a lab.

OTHER LIBRARY PRINT SOURCES OF MAGAZINE ARTICLES:
Library staff will help you locate back issues.

SIRS Reprints, located near the Reference Desk

National Geographic Index (Located on Index Table near Circulating Stacks.) 
 

The Reader's Guide to Periodicals (Green books located near Circulating Book Stacks. See Instruction Booklets placed near these guides.) 
These guides can be used to locate additional articles published earlier.

GENERAL ENCYCLOPEDIAS

PRINT VERSION IN 031 Reference Shelves. Various  Electronic Encyclopedias available on request.

SELECTED REFERENCE BOOKS

Ref909.828 C855 1997 Countries of the World Ref. 
Ref.306 C968 1994 Culturgrams
Ref..320.403C626 Clement Encyclopedia of World Governments 
Ref. 306 129 Encyclopedia of Mankind 
Ref.. 310.5 S797 1992/93 Statesman's Yearbook 
Ref. 910.5 W927 1990 CIA World Factbook 
 Ref. 910.3 E56 Encyclopedia of World Geography

INTERNET LINKS

BBC World Service :The BBC, one of the world's most successful radio networks, provides the latest news from around the world, including from almost all of the African countries. CNN Online Page : U.S. 24-hour video news channel. News, updated every few hours, includes text, pictures, and  film. Good external links.
Library of Congress Country Studies
Includes information for twelve of the African countries CIA World Factbook: Country profiles section includes statistics, maps, flags, 
University of Pennsylvania African 
Studies Web Resources  This excellent site will lead you to facts about each African country: news, statistics, and links to  other Web sites
Internet Public Library Newspaper Links: Africa http://www.ipl.org/reading/news/ For additional country links:Yahoo Regional Studies Link (http://www.yahoo.com/Regional/Regions/)will take you to a list of regions, such as Africa, 
For information about languages, culture:
  • SAY HELLO TO THE WORLD PROJECT:http://www.ipl.org/youth/hello
  • MIT Foreign Language Newspapers Online
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