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Dear Reader,

(including all its subsidiary (and/or sister) pages on "coombs.anu.edu.au" server) has permanently ceased its publishing operations on Friday 21st January 2011.

All of the online resources reported here have been thoroughly checked at the time of their listing. However, it is possible that, with the with the passage of time, many of the originally reported materials might have been removed from the Internet, or changed their online address, or varied the scope and quality of their contents.

Fortunately, in several cases it is possible to access many of the older versions of the resources listed in the MONITOR. This can be easily done via the free services of the "The Internet Archive" http://web.archive.org/, a remarkable brainchild of Brewster Kahle, San Francisco, CA.

- with warm regards -

Editor, Dr T. Matthew Ciolek.

Canberra, 21 January 2011.

09 June 2010

AccesAsia database [of Asian studies' experts & their websites]

09 Jun 2010

The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR), Seattle, WA, US

"AccessAsia is a free online search resource [est. 1990] that focuses solely on contemporary Asian affairs. One of NBR's longest running projects, since 1990 AccessAsia has tracked thousands of specialists on current Asian affairs. Originally a database on Asian affairs experts, AccessAsia is now a specialized search engine with thousands of links to Asian affairs experts' websites. These experts' specializations range from Japan to Afghanistan and Russia to Australia, and their work includes foreign policy, security, economics, domestic politics, and energy. [...] AccessAsia is a specialized search engine that focuses on experts in the field of contemporary Asian affairs, including economics, health, politics, security, and trade.
Enter any search term. Search results will list websites of experts from around the world who focus on Asian affairs.

Search Examples: North Korea nuclear, U.S. India relations, Islam Southeast Asia, China WTO, health demographics.

Read more about the project and how to recommend an expert to be included in AccessAsia."

Site contents:
* Search (Sort by date / relevance, Search within answers);
* Advanced Search (# Search for / without this keyword # Proximity - line / sentence / paragraph / page, # Word Forms - Exact match / Plural & posessives / Any word forms, # Rank Factor / Importance of (Word ordering, Word proximity, Database Frequency, Document Frequency, Position in text, Depth in site);
* Search Help (# Using logic operators, # Phrase Matching, # Wild Card Searches, # Using the Thesaurus, # Regular Expressions, # Quantity Searching, #More Subjects).

[The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution dedicated to informing and strengthening US policy in the Asia-Pacific. - ed.]

URL http://www.accessasia.org/

Internet Archive http://web.archive.org/web/19981202004254/http://www.accessasia.org/

Link reported by: T. Matthew Ciolek (tmciolek--at--coombs.anu.edu.au)

* Resource type [news - documents - study - corporate info. - online guide]:
* Publisher [academic - business - government - library/museum - NGO - other]:
* Scholarly usefulness [essential - v.useful - useful - interesting - marginal]:
* External links to the resource [over 3,000 - under 3,000 - under 1,000
- under 300 - under 100 - under 30]: under 1,000

Please note that the above details were correct on the day of their publication. To suggest an update, please email the site's editor at tmciolek@ciolek.com