World Directories Online
Do you need the telephone number of a research institute in Romania? Biographical information on an influential person? Circulation statistics for a journal you are thinking of submitting an article to? The library subscribes to a number of online world directories that can answer these questions and many more:
Europa World Yearbook - This leading reference work on world affairs provides political and economic information on over 250 countries and territories, along with detailed contact information for over 1,900 international organizations. Each country’s profile includes an overview of its recent history, statistics about different sectors of its economy, and directories for contacts in government and politics, business and commerce, and society and the media.
International Who’s Who Online - This directory provides up-to-date biographical information about important people, both living and dead, from almost every country in the world. The advanced search feature allows you to search by first or last name, nationality, profession, and place or date of birth, and full text searching is possible as well. You can also browse the entire database by last name. Entries for living persons include detailed contact information.
World of Learning - This international guide to the academic world provides information on over 30,000 universities, colleges, libraries, learned societies, research institutes, museums, and art galleries across the world and details more than 200,000 staff and officials. Professors at major universities are listed by name, together with the subjects in which they specialize. The database is full text searchable, and you can browse by country, name of institution, or subject.
Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory - This directory provides detailed information on over 200,000 journals, magazines, and newspapers published throughout the world on every subject, including serials circulated free of charge and by paid subscription. Advanced search allows for complex combined searching, and you can browse by country of publication, subject, frequency of publication, and more. Information is kept current through weekly updates.