Conventional libraries are still important to find high quality information, although actual acquisition can be time consuming. OAIster records are fully accessible through World Cat.org, and will be included in World search results along with records from thousands of libraries worldwide.''Connects collections of more than 10.000 libraries worldwide with access to over 130 million items. Some regions/cities are in other (local) languages such as Chinese, Korean, Hindi, etc.
Also explains NZBs, archiving, extracting, software for downloading, posting to groups, FTD tutorials, etc. C-list: other new publications.''OAIster is a union catalog of millions of records representing open access resources that was built by harvesting from open access collections worldwide using (OAI-PMH). Successor to Red Light Green."..a collaborative effort of a group of cultural, technology, nonprofit, and governmental organizations from around the world that helps build a permanent archive of multilingual digitized text and multimedia material. Great in creating custom made end-products for the end-user, good search language and coverage, although the automated process of assigning keywords often fails. Please note that many general encyclopedia hardly have a online presence but are very important anyway, like Encyclopedia Americana, La Grand Larousse, Deutsche Encyclopedia. Click on a country to go deeper into the directory.
The Net only covers a fraction of what's out there. OAIster includes more than 25 million records representing digital resources from more than 1,100 contributors. An archive of contributed material is available on the Internet Archive website and through Yahoo! Use the Factiva database catalogue to get an impression on the coverage. Most country pages also have an Airports and Aviation Waypoint listing.
Has made a transition from a traditional search engine to (also) a question answering machine. Works great, except for Google when the floating bar suddenly disappers. "..comprehensive scientific research tool on the web. "...global science gateway connecting you to national and international scientific databases and portals.
Help info: Advanced search options, Advanced search keywords, Operator Precedence, the most useful help page is the Advanced Operator Reference, country, region, and language codes Although its database seems a lot smaller and outdated, Exalead's search language has much more functionalities which enables the searcher to create more complex searches: near, truncation, and search suggestions. Can pick 2 to 4 search engines, results will be displayed in a frame for each search engine.
Recent foreign ministers of all countries are listed separately.".
Also religious leaders, international organizations, and biographies with pictures. Lists the names and functions of cabinets and other important government members of all countries in the world.
Aimed at business information, gives limited country information on history, government, economy, trade, statistics, culture, risk and resources. All official parliamentary documentation from 1995-now: Staatsblad, Staatcourant, Handelingen, Tractatenblad, etc. ''Parlementaire documenten uit de periode 1814-1995''. Official Dutch parliamentary documentation from 1814-1995. Full text, searching by titlewords, full-text, doc numbers, dates.
Full text, searchable full text, by title, doc numbers, period, format and more. See Staten-Generaal digitaal for the period 1814-1995. Dutch language addressbook listing government bodies, all government organisations, as well as counties, municipalities and semi government bodies. See Officiele bekendmakingen for the period 1995-now.
Successor to Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments. Including representatives to the UN, ambassadors to the USA and the heads of central banks. International listings, all countries, of leaders from 1945 up. Contains more than 17000 entries from more than 220 countries and territories as of June 2002Bimonthly, for techies, focus on digital library research and development, including but not limited to new technologies, applications, and contextual social and economic issues.
Lists former political parties, current political parties, royalty, prime ministers with dates and political party, some ministers and chairmen of chambers, chairman of parties. Comprehensive database of governmental institutions on the World Wide Web: parliaments, ministries, offices, law courts, embassies, city councils, public broadcasting corporations, central banks, multi-governmental institutions etc. The magazine is currently published six times a year.