Information Resource Center (IRC)
The Information Resource Center (IRC) provides access to current comprehensive information about the United States, its policies and background on U.S. society, foreign policy, security, economic affairs, political processes and culture to an audience of media contacts, academics, professionals, NGOs and government officials concerned with the United States.
IRC‘s primary role is to operate as a research and reference service for the Mission, to provide latest news on Macedonia and the region, to operate an electronic outreach service for selected Public Affairs contacts and to coordinate project function of the American Corners in Macedonia.
The IRC accepts requests by mail, phone, fax and e-mail for biographical information, texts of speeches by U.S. government officials, articles from U.S. magazines and newspapers, addresses of American organizations, American think tanks and research institutes.
Resources Provided by our Information Resource Center (IRC):
Major Online Databases
Access to over 6,000 full text periodicals and major news sources: Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. It is worlds most comprehensive business intelligence service, information about companies, industry, country and market research reports.
Full text information from over 13,500 legal, news and business publications. The Lexis service contains major archives of U.S. federal and state case law, continually updated statues of all the states, and state and federal regulations. The Nexis service is a leading news and business information service of more than 13,500 sources, including regional, national, and international newspapers, newswires, magazines, trade journals, and business periodicals.
Provides full-text articles and abstracts on wide-ranging topics including business, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports and technology.
Biography Resource Center
Offers biographies from Gale Group sources in combination with full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals.
Gale’s Ready Reference Shelf
Incorporates 15 of the Gale Groups general reference databases, including Encyclopedia of Associations. Users can access more than 320,000 directory entries for associations, research centers, publishers, print publications, databases, and television and radio stations.
Provides online access to directories of the Congress, federal, state and municipal government, law firms, NGOs, judicial, media and associations.
STAT-USA (U.S. Department of Commerce)
Current and historic economic and trade related statistics. Produced by the U.S. Department of Commerce, STAT-USA is an authoritative, current source of information, which includes the National Trade Data Bank, Globs (Global Business Opportunities) Country Commercial Guides, current economic releases and much more. [CD-ROMs, American Government Publications and Basic reference books].
CRS Reports Websites
Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports Websites
- Federation of American Scientists (FAS) – provides science-based analysis of and solutions to protect against catastrophic threats to national and international security.
- Foreign Press Center – support U.S. policies by helping foreign media cover the U.S.
- National Council for Science and the Environment – is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the scientific basis for environmental decisionmaking.
- U.S. House Committee on Rules – legislative process
(Not all the CRS reports are available on the Internet, please contact us.)
- Internet Law Library Treaties and International Law
- Avalon Project at the Yale Law School
- Private International Law – (Dept of State)
- Digest of International Law – (Dept of State)
(Not all the treaties are available on the Internet, please contact us.)