September 2004

http://www.nationsonline.org/

http://www.nationsonline.org/

"You are invited to a virtual voyage through countries and nations around the world," writes the Editor of One World - Nations Online. The Nations Online Project is a wonderful source of country information on the Web. This award-winning portal is rich with facts and easy to navigate. Whether you're planning a trip or researching a school project, do yourself a favor and pay a visit to www.nationsonline.org.

Want links to a particular country’s

  • Airlines and railroads?
  • Arts & culture?
  • Economy?
  • History?
  • Newspapers?
  • Official web site?
  • Search engines, indexes and directories?
  • Universities?

My favorite features are the links to popular search engines and periodicals particular to each nation. Connect easily to the sites of Le Monde, Uzbekistan News, and Jornal do Brasil, or search Sherlock, a Czech and Slovak search engine. Of course, it helps if you understand the native language! The site is written with humor, and with heart. According to the editor, most of the links were hand picked and carefully selected "to give you a first impression about a nation and its people." It’s a fast and fun way of familiarizing yourself with a country before checking the old standbys, like encyclopedias, The World Almanac, and The World Factbook.

Reviewer: Kirstie Harless, FIDM Library Staff Member, S.F.