Website of the Week: Nations Online


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The Nations Online Project :: Get In Touch with the World.

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This week’s Website of the Week is The Nations Online Project. This site provides a superb collection of information and links about just about every country in the world. Search by country, continent or language. There are also some excellent articles on cities including Megacities and famous cities. Nations Online compliments the excellent statistically focused CIA World Factbook and the more culturally oriented A-Z of World Culture.

The Nations Online Project – is, among other things, a more or less objective guide to the world, a statement for the peaceful, nonviolent coexistence of nations. A statement in favor of cultural diversity and the free flow of information and knowledge across national, cultural and religious boundaries.

Nations Online Project is a pioneer in providing information about countries. It is actually as old as Google, and older than Wikipedia.

 

New updates to Australia/New Zealand Points of View Reference Centre


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New updates to:
Australia/New Zealand Points of View Reference Centre

There are more than 150 topics in your Australia / New Zealand Points of View Reference Centre subscription, helping you to critically analyse multiple sides of a current / controversial issue, and develop persuasive essay writing skills.

This quarterly update includes the following new topics:

  • Australian Jihadists in Iraq
  • Constitutional Recognition for Aboriginals
  • Corporate Tax Rate
  • Drug Use
  • Education & Aboriginals
  • Effect of Mobile Devices on Personal Relationships
  • FIFO Workers in the Mining Industry
  • Journalist Peter Greste Jailed in Egypt
  • Nuclear Cooperation between Australia & India

All topics contain four essays written by subject experts from Australia or New Zealand, with a balance of materials from all viewpoints, overviews, arguments, and opposing ideas.

For more info on Points of View go here. For ‘How To’ Tutorials on ‘Points of View’ and other EBSCO Research Databases click here.

You will need a username and password to access the site, please ask your Homeroom Teacher for this or one of the friendly Cabra Library staff.

A-Z of World Culture Database Now Available


The Library is now able to offer students and staff access to an excellent searchable database of country and cultural information. It is called AtoZ World Culture and it offers comprehensive up-to-date information on over 170 countries from all parts of the globe. You can access an incredible wealth of information on any of these countries from population information right through to music, art, festivals, holidays…

You will need a username and password to access the site, please ask your Homeroom Teacher for this. Soon, access directly from the Cabra Libraries page will be available on the Cabra Intranet.

Website of the Week: TimeAndDate.com


This week’s Website of the Week is TimeAndDate.com

This useful site provides an enormous range of time and date related resources. You can see what time it is in other cities around the world, calculate what day of the week your birthday will be next year, view the phases of the moon, download apps….