Business Communication Links
These links will help you gather information and supporting materials for upcoming presentations.
Connecting Points — Looking for a way to connect your topic to the occasion, topic or audience? Check out these resources:
Encarta on This Day provides a summary of historical events for a specific date.
Find a Quotation is the only quotation portal on the Web. You can search by author, keyword or subject. There is also an archive of stories and fables from around the world.
General Information — If you need to check a fact or get some background information on a particular subject these are useful starting places.
Internet FAQ Consortium is a searchable archive of over 4,000 FAQ’s arranged by subject and title.
Online Books Page is a full-text collection of over 15,000 books available in digital form.
Refdesk bills itself as the single best source for facts on the Net—it’s no exaggeration.
World Facts is an online geographical handbook. You can find information on a country’s flag, population and other data.
Language Resources — These links will help you work more effectively with words.
Language Supersite—Links to grammar, etymology and reference sites.
Pronounce It—Uncertain how to pronounce a word? This dictionary has an audio link to the correct pronunciation.
Rhymezone—Generate rhyming words and phrases
Turns of Phrase—An index of words in use that haven’t yet made it into the dictionary.
Visual Thesaurus—See visual representations of antonyms and synonyms
Word Wizard—Find the origin of select phrases
Statistics — If you need statistical data, you will probably find it here.
US Census Bureau provides data from the 2000 census.
Gallup Polls is an online database of current public opinion polls.
Statistical Abstract of the United States is the statistician’s bible.
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Links to Cross Cultural Information
When making an international call, you must first dial the appropriate country code. Find it here.
Use an interactive calculator to convert pounds into kilograms, Fahrenheit into Celsius and much, much more.
This is an interactive calculator with frequently-updated exchange rates. Discover how much your money is worth in most of the major world currencies.
Find contact information for embassies around the world.
The Center for Disease Control’s travel advisories contain alerts about health concerns around the world. Learn about your travel destination.
Holidays and Festivals
See specific dates for holidays and festivals around the world. Includes both religious and secular holidays.
This interactive mapping site will increase your geographic knowledge.
Links to major newspapers around the world available online.
Synopses of country facts including geography, languages, transportation, agriculture and more.
Did you know there can be 15 hours time difference between different cities in the world? If you are making an international call, make sure you’re not calling at 3:00 a.m. local time.
For a quick translation guide for short phrases, look at Babelfish.
World Electric Guide
The complete guide to electrical systems and plug types worldwide.
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