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- American Rhetoric
American Rhetoric contains a searchable speech bank with 5000+ full text, audio and video versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, and interviews. Special features include: Top 100 Speeches, "Most Requested" and "Speech of the Week".
- Background Notes-US State Department
Background Notes provide information on geographic entities and
international organizations and are updated periodically.
Search this online resource for biographies. Site include Today's video picks of featured biographies.
- Culture Crossing - Business Etiquette
Search this online resource for business etiquette in specific countries.
- CIA World Factbook
The World Factbook, produced by CIA's Directorate of Intelligence,
is a comprehensive resource of facts and statistics on more than 250 countries
and other entities.
- Country Studies
The Country Studies Series presents a description and analysis of the historical
setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems
and institutions of countries throughout the world.
- e-Diplomat - Cultural Etiquette Around the World
Cultural Etiquette throughout the world.
- Famous Speeches
Examples of Famous speeches and topics.
- Famous Trials
University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Law - Sites include: account of events, chronology, selected images, examinations and evidence, etc.
- The Gettysburg Address
Includes digitized images and transcriptions of two early drafts of perhaps the most famous speech delivered by an American President. There are additional primary source documents associated with Lincoln's visit to Gettysburg. This site includes translations of the speech in 28 languages.
- Gifts of Speech
Index of speeches by contemporary women from around the world. Currently contains several hundreds of speeches of about 70 women ranging from: Andrea Dworkin to Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Queen Elizabeth to Rigoberta Menchu, and Janet Reno to Phyllis Schlafly.
- History and Politics Out Loud
A searchable archive of "politically significant audio materials. The materials range from formal addresses to private telephone conversations. Introductions to the recordings give historical context and many also have transcripts. Also browsable by name, date, or title. Requires the plug-ins QuickTime or RealPlayer.
- Numbeo - Cost of Living
Numbeo is the world's largest database of user contributed data about cities and countries worldwide. Numbeo provides current and timely information on world living conditions including cost of living, housing indicators, health care, traffic, crime and pollution.
- Toastmasters International
Toastmasters International is a non-profit organizationwhose goal is to help others to speak more effectively.
- World Health Organization (WHO) - Country Statistics
The country statistical pages bring together the main health data and statistics for each country, as compiled by WHO and partners in close consultation with Member States, and include descriptive and analytical summaries of health indicators for major health topics.
- XE - The World's Trusted Currency Authority
As the world's trusted currency authority, XE.com ranks among the top 400 sites in the world. They serve over 22 million unique visitors each month with a variety of tools and services.