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  • Lonely Planet
    Popular series of travel guides for sale, but the Thorn Tree discussion boards might have some interesting info.
  • U.S. State Department Travel pages
    Contains travel warnings, business information and other general information for Americans traveling abroad.
  • U.S. Peace Corps Passport blog.
    Blogs from Americans serving abroad as Peace Corps Volunteers. They have a two year commitment and get to know their local communities well. Disclaimer: I'm a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer and like to promote the organization.
  • GoinGlobal
    Advice for working overseas but includes good information about Cultural Advice section may be useful.

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    Provides full text for nearly 1,950 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975. Also includes 500 full text reference books, nearly 100,000 biographies, 86,000 primary source documents, and an image collection of 188,000 photos, maps and flags. This database is updated daily.
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    Newspaper Source Plus includes more than 860 full-text newspapers, providing more than 35 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 857,000 television and radio news transcripts.
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    Wilson's Senior High Core Collection is selective list of books recommended for grades 9 through 12 is invaluable for collection development and maintenance, reader's advisory and curriculum support in the high school library. Senior High School Core Collection lists review sources and other professional aids for librarians and school media specialists.
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    Newspaper collections from NewsBank provide full-text articles from the electronic editions for over 600 U.S. and over 700 international newspapers. Includes the Chicago Tribune, and some Iowa newspapers.

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