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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.

21 October 2010

AcademicInfo: Area & Country Studies Gateway

21 Oct 2010

www.academicinfo.net, Lynnwood, WA, USA.

"AcademicInfo is an online education resource center with extensive subject guides, video courses and distance learning information. Our mission is to provide free, independent and accurate information and resources for prospective and current students (and other researchers). AcademicInfo was founded in 1998 by Mike Madin, a librarian coordinator, and is now maintained by multiple contributors. We currently feature over 25,000+ hand-picked resources and update the website on a daily basis. [...] The subject guides [http://www.academicinfo.net/subject-guides] are [...] put together taking into account their accessibility, authoritative sources as well as their ease of use and aim to present a fair and well rounded perspective of the respective subject matter."

Site contents:
[Area & Country Studies section of the AcademicInfo site includes annotated directory of web links for the following Asian countries/regions:]
* Afghanistan (Digital Library, Other Links & Resources, News & Media Sources, Organizations, Women in Afghanistan, Taliban / bin Laden / Al-Qaeda, War on Terrorism, Recent Additions);
* Asian Studies (Asia Tsunami, Afghanistan Studies, China Studies, India Studies, Japan Studies, North Korea, Tibet, Buddhist Studies, Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism, Asian American Studies, SARS. See Also: Anthropology, Language Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, U.S. History - Vietnam War);
* China (General Links, Digital Library, Libraries & Print Archives, Chinese Language Study, Chinese History, Religions in China, Chinese Law & Gov, Chinese Cinema, Organizations. See Also: History Gateway, Human Rights, Political Science, Health & Medicine - SARS);
* India (General Links, Digital Library, News Sources, Government, Law & Politics, History, Hinduism, Sikhism, The Arts, Organizations & Centers. See Also: Asian Studies, Buddhism, Development Studies, History Gateway, Islamic Studies, Sanskrit);
* Iraq (Iraq Government, Iraq War & Insurgency, Iraq Reconstruction, United Nations - Iraq Resources, U.S. Gov - Iraq Resources, Iraqi Prisoner Abuse, Saddam Trial & Hanging, No Iraq War, 2002-03 Crisis & Pre-War Debate, General Links & Resources, Digital Library, News & Media Sources, Gulf War I, Ancient Mesopotamia. See Also: Middle Eastern Studies, Arabic Studies, Islamic Studies, Terrorism Studies, News & Recent Additions);
* Japan (Links & General Resources, Digital Library, Japanese History, Japanese Language Study, Japanese Cinema, Societies & Organizations);
* Middle Eastern & North African Studies (Iraq War, Crisis 2006, Palestinian / Israeli Conflict, Digital Library, Islamic Studies, Jewish Studies, News Sources Arab American Studies, General Links, Arabic Language Study, Gulf War I, Organizations, Associations & Centers, Recent Additions);
* North Korea ([links to:] Brookings Institution [analyses], Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) [analyses], U.S. Department of State [analyses], BBC - Country Profiles - North Korea, Library of Congress Country Studies - North Korea, U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) - The World Factbook - North Korea, Arms Control Association [analyses], Asian Historical Architecture - Korea, RAND Monographs [free online versions]);
* Russia (Links & General Resources, Digital Library, News Sources, Libraries & Print Archives, Law & Government, Russian History, Russian Language, Russian Literature, The Arts, Organizations & Centers);
* Tibet ([links to:] Alternative Medicine Foundation, Inc. - TibetMed section, Columbia University - Starr East Asian Library, International Campaign for Tibet (ICT), Resource Guide for Tibetan Medicine, Tibetan and Himalayan Digital Library, Tibetan Studies WWW Virtual Library).

URL http://www.academicinfo.net/subarea.html

Internet Archive http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.academicinfo.net/subarea.html

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

* Resource type [news - documents - study - corporate info. - online guide]:
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]: Statistics is unavailable

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