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IPS Knowledge Resources

Gateway to information haven
Pressing a few keys can turn up a wealth of knowledge. Resources gathered from universities, organisations, associations, libraries, and research groups are available to anyone within UNESCO's continually expanding and revised Knowledge Resources Website.

Increasingly, the immense research and data materials housed in UNESCO Bangkok's Information Programmes and Services (IPS) resource facility are being copied from the shelves into the website.

The site is organised with a main menu providing access to electronic articles, the photo library, the virtual library, databases, ordering publications, portals, webcast and search of the month. The side bar links to information about UNESCO programmes, including Information Programmes and Services (IPS); The Regional Clearing House on Population Education and Communication (RECHPEC); Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health (ARSH); Education for All (EFA); and Asia/Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO (ACCU). Current and past issues of the INFOSHARE: Sources and Resources Bulletin on ICT in Education are also available on the site.

IPS Virtual Library
For knowledge resources on education, social and economic issues, gender, population, social science, culture, health, HIV/AIDS, and more, the IPS Virtual Library offers over 1,000 website links to bibliographic, full-text and statistical databases; archives and libraries; full-text electronic journals and periodicals; and reference materials such as atlases, encyclopaedias and dictionaries.

IPS Portals

  • ICT for Teacher Training is a gateway to Internet resources dedicated to training teachers in using ICT to enhance teaching skills. This portal is currently undergoing a complete overhaul to make it more user-friendly and rich in current resources. The new site will be ready to view by early November 2003.
  • E-Learning links to electronic learning resources and tools categorized by education level, e.g. primary, secondary, higher education and life-long learning, and also links to relevant academic theses and dissertations.
  • Science and Education links to websites addressing science learning, chemistry, technology, geography, associations dealing with science education, and more.
  • Development Gateway helps communities, organisations and individuals build partnerships, share ideas, and work together to reduce poverty.
  • UNESCO Libraries Portal links to different types of libraries around the world, as well as library associations and networks, and Websites for library education and training.
  • UNESCO Archives Portal offers links to primary sources online.
  • StudyAbroad.com provides the opportunity to search study abroad programmes by various criteria.
  • Asia Source provides the profile of countries in Asia in terms of geography, demographics, economy, communications, transportation, and military as well as carries information on latest news, Asian food resource, articles and speeches, links, and specialist databases.
  • The Gateway to Educational Materials contains publications, articles and other kinds of educational materials dealing with the arts, educational technology, languages, health, mathematics, philosophy, physical education, religion, science, social studies and vocational education.
  • Earth Trends is an environmental information portal.
  • Eco-Portal provides information on various ecological systems.
  • Portals to the World contains selective links providing authoritative, in-depth information about the nations and other areas of the world.
  • OECD Statistics Portal links to population, demography, family planning and reproductive health Websites, as well as offering electronic libraries, latest demographic and population statistics and databases.
  • TAFE Learning Gateway offers extensive course and career information, specializing in the development of vocational education & training (VET) programmes.
  • UNESCO HIV/AIDS Site contains information on UNESCO's strategies and response to HIV/AIDS.
  • UNESCO Knowledge Hub gives detailed information about the presence and activities not only of UNESCO but also of other organizations working in Asia-Pacific region.
  • Statistical Resources gives an extensive list of links to many kinds of statistical data on the Internet, indexed in categories from Agriculture to Weather.
  • Literacy Translation Portal is intended to offer a centre for information, guidance and encounter for all those who work on the discovery and promotion of still unknown literatures.