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Place Names & Place Codes


By Research Cooperative, 2016-10-11
Place Names & Place Codes

The International Organization for Standardization displays 248 official short names for countries, and short identification codes for each country.

The World Gazetteer by Stefan Helders is a rich source of information on places and geographical data.

Maps of Net is a huge aggregation site for maps of the world, with comprehensive destination gazetteer.

The AuthaGraph world map shows the true areas of ocean and land in a rectangular layout.

Calling Codes


By Research Cooperative, 2016-10-11
Calling Codes

I often need to look up international country codes. The following sites are useful:

CountryCallingCodes .com

StudyAbroad .com

World Telephone Numbering Guide

Time Zones & World Clocks


By Research Cooperative, 2016-10-10

Check the time in another country when planning a phone call, sending a message, or using a chat panel. These sites typically carry a lot of advertising. Sorry, that's the business model, but they can be useful. If you know any better sites, please tell us!

Everytimezone - an interactive graphical interface to compare your time across time zones.

The Time Now - plan meetings across multiple time zones, and more.

The World Clock - comprehensive with many options.

Time Zone Map - world time zones, dates, and times.

World Clock Meeting Planner - find the best time for an online conference across time zones.

Time and Date - all the above features, including a very useful Date Calculator, which can show the date for a given number of days, years, etc after or before a given date.

Dictionaries


By Research Cooperative, 2016-10-10

The Science Dictionary - A "specialized science search engine that queries billions of the web's top science pages for scientific information"

Online Life Science Dictionary - based in Japan.

World of Science - "Online Science for All" based in India.

Babylon Science & Technology - "The World's Best Online Dictionary"

Biology Online - "Run by enthusiasts from all around the world"

Opposite Dictionary - "Find opposite of a word in seconds. Largest opposites dictionary"

Pronounciation Dictionary - "All the words in the world. Pronounced" based in Spain.

Science Dictionary - "The World's Largest Online Science Dictionary" based in the USA.

Thesauri


By Research Cooperative, 2016-10-10

Astronomy Thesaurus - covers English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.

CAB Thesaurus - multi-lingual coverage of life sciences, technology and social sciences.

ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) Thesaurus - based in USA, covers bibliographic citations and digests, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education.

Ethnographic Thesaurus - based in USA; covers folklore, ethnomusicology, ethnology, and related fields.

European Thesaurus on International Relations and Area Studies - based in Europe; covers international relations and area studies, and the languages English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Czech, Croatian and Russian (English or German interface).

Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus - based in USA; covers fine art, architecture, decorative art, and material culture.

Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names - covers all nations of the world, including vernacular and historical names, coordinates, place types, etc.

Getty Union List of Artist Names - based in USA; covers artists and architects, including variant names, pseudonyms, and language variants.

LC Thesaurus for Graphic Material  - covers terms terms related to graphic materials.

Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) - covers medicine and health.

Public Health Language - based in the UK.

Thesaurus for the Social Sciences - based in Germany, covers terms in German - English - French.

UNESCO Thesaurus - covers "the fields of education, culture, natural sciences, social and human sciences, communication and information"

Visual Thesaurus - a commercial site that gives a sneak preview of a potnetially very useful service. The main service is not free unfortunately.

See also: Taxonomies & Controlled Vocabularies SIG of ASI.

 
 
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