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Geography & Global Studies

Websites are always in a state of change. Most are suggested by the American Library Association, the National Council for Social Studies, and other professional organizations.

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Through a special agreement with more than 800 newspapers worldwide, the Newseum displays these front pages each day on its website. The front pages are in their original, unedited form, and some may contain material that is deemed objectionable to some visitors. Discretion is advised.

 
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The United States Census Bureau operates under Title 13 and Title 26, of the U.S. Code and is the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy.


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The CIA World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities. The Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map.


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The Country Studies Series presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world. This Web site contains the online versions of books previously published (1988-98) in hard copy by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress under the Country Studies/Area Handbook Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Army. Because the original intent of the series' sponsor was to focus primarily on lesser-known areas of the world or regions in which U.S. forces might be deployed, the series is not all-inclusive. At present, 101 countries and regions are covered. The date of information for each country appears on the title page of each country and at the end of each section of text. This Web site also contains brief, more up-to-date Country Profiles on select countries.


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The Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress holds more than 4.5 million items, of which Map Collections represents only a small fraction, those that have been converted to digital form.


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The National Geographic Society has been inspiring people to care about the planet since 1888. It is one of the largest non-profit scientific and educational institutions in the world. Its interests include geography, archaeology and natural science, the promotion of environmental and historical conservation. Their web site offers resources for educators, students and the general public in the form of interactive maps, games, movies, music, images etc.


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TerraServer has assembled the largest variety of aerial photos, satellite images, oblique imagery and USGS topo maps on the Internet. You can search and view all of our online imagery and then purchase digital image downloads and high quality prints/posters.

To obtain state information from official state government web sites

type this into your Internet browser address bar
www.state.__.us
(at the.__. insertion point, type the two-letter state abbreviation)
for example www.state.NE.us

 


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Cyberschoolbus was created in 1996 as the online education component of the Global Teaching and Learning Project, whose mission is to promote education about international issues and the United Nations. The Global Teaching and Learning Project produces high quality teaching materials and activities designed for educational use (at primary, intermediate and secondary school levels) and for training teachers. The vision of this Project is to provide exceptional educational resources (both online and in print) to students growing up in a world undergoing increased globalization. The Global Teaching and Learning Project is part of the Outreach Division of the United Nations Department of Public Information.

 

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