“Economic and social statistics on the countries and territories of the world, with particular reference to children’s well-being.”–From the website.
“[F]amily history enthusiasts and genealogical experts around the world will have access to more than two billion new records in HeritageQuest® Online. This popular and authoritative resource—powered by Ancestry and distributed by ProQuest—is one of the largest genealogical databases available to libraries and will include records from more than 60 countries. … Appealing to libraries and researchers worldwide, the new content includes:
More than one billion birth, baptism, marriage, death and census records from the US, Canada, Europe, Africa, and Asia
- 915 million US public records, including the Social Security Death Index
- 133 million cemetery indexes from the US, Canada, Europe and Australia
- More than 7 million names identified in a new map collection
- 600,000 images from the Library of Congress Photo Collection, 1840-2000″–From the website.
“Maps Gallery works like an interactive, digital atlas. You can explore historic city plans, climate trends, housing affordability, shipwrecks and up-to-date evacuation routes. In addition to finding these maps through Maps Gallery, they can be viewed in Google Earth and are discoverable through major search engines.”–From the site.
Direct Link to Google Maps Gallery: http://maps.google.com/gallery/
American Society of Civil Engineers 2013 Infrastructure Report Card on United States Infrastructure.
Urban Land Institute and Ernst & Young: 2013 Infrastructure, Global Priorities, Globa Insights. Includes information on U. S. infrastructure plus information on the infrastructure of countries from around the world.
10 Pieces of U. S. Infrastructure We Must Fix Now, from Popular Mechanics
Council on Foreign Relations: Encouraging U. S. Infrastructure Investment, Policy Innovation Memorandum no. 17 (Can be downloaded from the site).
InfrastructureUSA : Advocating to Restore America’s Infranstructure.
“Forvo is the largest pronunciation guide in the world. Ever wondered how a word is pronounced? Ask for that word or name, and another user will pronounce it for you. You can also help others by recording your pronunciations in your own language.”–From the website. Currently: 1,666,145 words 1,754,562 pronunciations 299 languages.
“The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the ordinary sense but a unique partnership to reduce poverty and support development.”–From the website. Valuable economic data available for countries from around the world.
Festival Outlook is an online database of music festivals and concerts from around the world. Search by festival name, location, lineup (artist or band) or date. Entries provide known festival information and links to official websites.