The Research Unit provides in this webpage a series of hyperlinks to electronic resources available on the Internet. Sorted into major themes. We have tried to cover most common issues that arise in our unit.
Warning: The Embassy is not responsible for the content of hyperlinks to servers that do not belong to the United States government.
Encyclopedia, Dictionaries, Etc.
- Switchboard, a telephone directory of individuals and businesses.
- Telephone books around the world.
- Internet Address Finder, a directory of email addresses that allows searching by name and institutions.
- American Universities website addresses of different universities, which offer their directories of employees, teachers and students.
- The Scholarly Societies Project, hyperlinks to more than 1,000 academic and professional organizations.
- Gateway to Associations, the American Society of Association Executives provides links to the websites of its more than 1,000 members.
To Know the Latest News
For Information on Scholarships and Education in the U.S.
Finding a Job
- The Riley Guide, prepared by Margaret Riley, offers links to may sources of information.
- Job-Hunt: A Meta-list of On-Line
- The Monster Board, a huge server with employers and curricula descriptions.
- JobSmart Salary Surveys
- Hoover’s Online
- Uniworld Online. Find company contact information.
- Thomas Register of American Manufacturers. Although it is free, it must be a sign to be used. Includes information on thousands of U.S. manufacturing companies.
- Affordable Colleges Online. Student Job or Internship
Finding Information on the Internet
NetLingo: the dictionary of words relating to Internet.
O’Reilly Dictionary of PC Hardware and Data Communications Terms
- How to cite electronic information
- Guide to using Internet search engines, with a point-and-click access to each.
- Internet Tools, Browsers and Viewers. Information on how to take advantage of Web applications.
- The Tile.Net list of listservs, information on mailing lists and newsgroups.
- Nist Online Reference Databases by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, includes information such as the Chemistry WebBook, the Physical Reference Database produced by the NIST Physics Laboratory, the High Temperature Superconductors Database and Electron Interactions with Plasma Processing Gases.
- Internet Movie Database, describes filmographies, credits of movies, and a search engine for actors, characters, etc.
- U.S. Patent Office provides patent databases.
- IBM Patent Server includes images of new patents.
Other Collections of Electronic Reference Resources
Electronic Resources Major Federal Institutions
Official Publications, Maps, Laws and Regulations
You can find the official U.S. government publications in the Government Printing Office, Federal Bureau of publications.
If you want to get maps, you should go to the United States Geological Survey.
NOTE: The links to WWW servers that do not belong to the government of the United States of America are not an endorsement of its content.