CIA Publications
This site is made available by the Central Intelligence Agency, and it provides a wealth of information. Here you can access such helpful resources as the World Factbook, the CIA Leadership Analysis, and the Handbook of International Economic Statistics. There are also links to pages about the CIA itself, and a catalog of maps and other CIA publications available for purchase.
Foreign Languages for Travelers
Foreign Languages for Travelers is an excellent resource for the new language student on the Internet. This site hosts a large archive of common words and phrases translated into 30 different languages, and that number is always expanding. Most languages include associated sound files so users can also hear what that a word or phrase sounds like. Foreign Languages for Travelers also includes links to both foreign language and travel resources on the Internet.
The Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection
The Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection at the University of Texas at Austin holds more than 230,000 maps, many of which have been scanned and made available at this site. This extensive online collection includes hundreds of high quality, copyright-free maps of nations and cities, as well as many historical maps. A special “Electronic Maps of Current Interest” section highlights maps of places in the news. This site also hosts a variety of links to other map-related sites.