Updated Spring, 2011

Frequently used Sites

Ethnic Names:
Kabalarian Source for 6000,000+ names: http://www.kabalarians.com/index.cfm

Country Studies:The University of Michigan has pulled together a massive number of links of foreign countries. http://www.lib.umich.edu/mlibrary/search/mirlyn%3Bwebsite%3Bejournals%3Bsearchtools%3Bdeepblue/foreign%20countries

U. S. Dept. of State. Background notes. After choosing your country, use the buttons on the left to get detailed information on each country. http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/

CIA World Factbook. The Central Intelligence Agency. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html
Tourism Information:
For authoritative tourism information, do a Google search on the country name and add embassy to the search (Example: Australia +embassy).  Look for the tourism link to that country.

Climate Information:
Look at the individual country studies and look for a link to "environment", "climate," "climate averages" or "weather."  Also try World Weather Almanac.http://www.usatoday.com/weather/default.htm in the “Find a forecase” search box, type in your country.

Traditional Clothing: The Costume Page http://www.costumepage.org/tcpinfo3.html

Try a Google phrase search using this strategy: "traditional clothing" + the name of your country

Ethnic recipes: Lots of recipes listed by country at:http://www.recipesource.com/ orhttp://allrecipes.com/Recipes/World-Cuisine/Main.aspx

Also look in the country studies sites for this information.

Transportation Information:  Look in the country studies sites for this information.

Religion Information: Look in the country studies sites for this information

Language: Look in the country studies sites for this information

Money/Currency: Look in the country studies sites for this information. ALSO: World Currency Gallery http://www.banknotes.com/images.htm

Historical Facts: Look in the country studies sites for this information

Holidays Celebrated: Look in the country studies sites for this information. World Geography is a good place to start since it has a section on Holidays in the Culture section.

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