Headings

Local SEELRC Resources

(These entries are also included later in the Language Resources section.)

Romanian Reference Grammar The Romanian Reference Grammar, by Dana Cojocaru, University of Bucharest, which includes the Romanian Verb Handbook, by Professor Ronald Feldstein of Indiana University, is part of a set of SEELRC reference grammars designed for advanced-level language users and linguists to compare semantic categories across languages. Completed are comparative grammars in BCS, Czech, Macedonian, Polish, Romanian, and Russian. Others are under development.

Introductions

Romanian National Anthem & Flag

Map of Romania and Quick Facts, More Maps , More Maps

Romanian Photo Album , Romanian Images

Famous Romanians

Romanian Music

Megasites

Search Engine Colossus - Romania Links to primary Romanian language search engines and gateways.

REESWeb - Search Romania Do a "search keyword" for "Romania" in the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Russian and East European Studies website database. Strong in links throughout Eastern and Central Europe as well as with the NIS.

Library of Congress Portals to the World - Romania Resources from regional studies experts at the Library of Congress.

Yahoo -- Regional, Countries Links - Romania Excellent Yahoo search engine links for countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.

Balkan Web - Romania Large portal with links to educational, commercial, cultural, and news sites.

Open Directory Project - Romania The Open Directory Project is the largest, most comprehensive human-edited directory of the Web. It is constructed and maintained by a vast, global community of volunteer editors.

Google.com Search - Preset for Romanian The Google search engine has been preset for you to search the Internet using the Romanian language. Also ideal for target language lexical and contextual searches and other language-oriented uses. Requires Romanian fonts. (Also included in Language Materials links below.)

Language Materials

Romanian Writing System Basic introduction to Romanian alphabet with collections of links to audio files and language related websites.

BBC Languages across Europe - Romanian Description of language with list of basic phrases with audio.

Romanian Reference Grammar The Romanian Reference Grammar, by Dana Cojocaru, University of Bucharest, which includes the Romanian Verb Handbook, by Professor Ronald Feldstein of Indiana University, is part of a set of SEELRC reference grammars designed for advanced-level language users and linguists to compare semantic categories across languages. Completed are comparative grammars in BCS, Czech, Macedonian, Polish, Romanian, and Russian. Others are under development.

Romanian Voice Site offerings include: Over 1,000 Romanian Poems in five languages, a searchable Romanian Directory, Romanian poetry, short stories, theatre, humor, lyrics and more. Romanian carols, traditional, folk and rock music - including mp3s.

Languages on the Web - Romanian Large collection of links to language and language related sites.

Google.com Search - Preset for Romanian The Google search engine has been preset for you to search the Internet using the Romanian language. Also ideal for target language lexical and contextual searches and other language-oriented uses. Requires Romanian fonts.

Online Dictionaries

YourDictionary.com - Romanian Although offerings for Romanian are scant, this site is always being updated with latest resources, so stay tuned.

Romanian Dictionaries Site Includes online Romanian-English-Romanian dictionary; also has R-E-R dictionary that can be downloaded to your desktop at reasonable cost.

Online Media and News

Kidon Media-Link: Romania The Romanian selections of this Media-Link Megasite connect you with radio and television stations, newspapers and magazines.

OnlineNewspapers.com - Romania Good selection of online newspapers in Romanian and English.

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty - Romanian Service News Texts Each Weekday, Daily on-demand Audio Broadcasts, Daily live Audio Broadcasts.

BBC Romanian.com BBC news broadcasts in Romanian.

MediaFax.ro News from leading Romanian news agency.

Yahoo! News - Romania Latest news in English from a variety of news sources.

SCOLA - Global Foreign Language Portal SCOLA ia a leader in foreign language television news broadcasts. Schedule of broadcasts, insta-classes in some languages, and other useful information.

History and Culture

WWW Virtual Library - Romanian History Index Large index to sites related to Romania and Romanian history.

Web Resources for Romanian History Very extensive collection of links covering the span of Romanian history.

History of Romania Excellent encyclopedia article history of Romania with numerous hyperlinks to related topics.

History of Romania From ancient history to modern days with Appendix to Dracula or Vlad the Impaler and others.

Government and Politics

Governments on the WWW - Romania Includes links to National Institutions and Government sites including President and most Ministries; Embassies in foreign countries, Political Parties, etc.

Political Resources on the Net - Romania Listings of political sites available on the Internet sorted by country, with links to Parties, Organizations, Governments, Media and more from all around the world.

Foreign and International Law - Romania From the Washburn University School of Law Library, links to country sites for Constitutional Law, Government and Politics, Law and Legislation, Legislative Bodies, etc.

Country Studies

Romania - A Country Study Exceptionally detailed presentation from the Library of Congress. Includes sections on: Geography, Society, Economy, Government and Politics, Very Detailed History and Historical Development, Contemporary Trends, etc.

BBC News Country Profiles - Romania Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries; also biographic sketches of leaders, essay on media, and historic timelines. They also include audio and video clips from the BBC archives.

Country Analyses

International Monetary Fund - Romania Latest developments in Peace and Security, Economic Development, Humanitarian Aid/Refugees, Environment/Shelter, Human Rights, Women/Children/Population, Health/Poverty/Food Security, Culture/Education.

The World Bank Group - Romania The World Bank's mission in Romania is to promote job creation through private sector led growth, support the education and training of Macedonia's people, and protect the poorest and most vulnerable in society.

The World Trade Organization "The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world’s trading nations and ratified in their parliaments. The goal is to help producers of goods and services, exporters, and importers conduct their business." Includes detailed information on

Members and Observers - Romania (Member)

Energy Information Administration Country Analysis Briefs - Romania "The Energy Information Administration (EIA), created by Congress in 1977, the a statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Energy. We provide policy-independent data, forecasts, and analysis to promote sound policy making efficient markets and public understanding regarding energy and its interaction with the economy and environment."

USAID - Romania The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) "is an independent agency that provides economic, development and humanitarian assistance around the world in support of the foreign policy goals of the United States."

World Health Organization - Romania About WHO" "The World Health Organization, the United Nations specialized agency for health, was established on 7 April 1948. WHO's objective, as set out in its Constitution, is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health is defined in WHO's Constitution as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."

International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies - Romania The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is the world's largest humanitarian organisation, with 178 member National Societies.

Amnesty International - Romania Amnesty International is a champion defender of human rights worldwide. Familiarity with a given country's human rights issues can provide a unique insight into many other aspects of its culture and politics.

Human Rights Watch - Romania Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world.

International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights The International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights is a self-governing group of non-governmental, not-for-profit organizations that act to protect human rights throughout Europe, North America, and the Central Asian republics formed from the territories of the former Soviet Union. A primary specific goal is to monitor compliance with the human rights provisions of the Helsinki Final Act and its Follow-up Documents.

Travel Guides

Lonely Planet Destinations - Romania The people at the offbeat Lonely Planet website are not your typical travel guides -- they're very bright and know what they're talking about. Their goal is not to "sell the country" to travelers. Instead, they tell it how it is. Typical headings include: "Warnings" (in case travel is not recommended - the "why's"); Facts for the Traveler, When to Go, Events, Money and Costs, Attractions, Off the Beaten Track, Activities, History, Culture, Environment, Getting There and Away, Getting Around, and Further Reading and Related Weblinks.

Yahoo Travel Guide - Romania Includes links to history, basics, transportation, dining, shopping and climate.

Professional Organizations and Library Consortia

Romanian National Library Direct link to Romanian National Library and its online resources.

American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS) From About: "The American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS) is a nonprofit, nonpolitical, scholarly society which is the leading private organization dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about Russia, Central Eurasia, and Eastern and Central Europe." British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies BASEES, according to its constitution, exists to "advance education for the public benefit in the United Kingdom in the humanities and the social sciences as they relate to the former Soviet Union and the countries of Eastern Europe".

Slavic and East European Folklore Association "SEEFA is a non-profit organization devoted to an exchange of knowledge among scholars interested in Slavic and East European folklore. It seeks to promote instruction, to organize panels at national and international conferences, to encourage the preparation of teaching materials and translations, and to foster exchanges, summer programs, and research in Slavic and East European Folklore and related fields such as anthropology, ethnic studies, history, literature, and musicology."

Association for Women in Slavic Studies "The Association of Women in Slavic Studies is a networking resource for people concerned with the problems, status, and achievements of women in the profession. It also attempts to cover research and teaching in women's studies and questions of gender and family life in Central/Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union."

Collaborative Collection Management Project for Russian and East European Studies "We offer: — For researchers in Russian and East European Studies, the only nationwide database on relevant library collections and journal holdings in the UK."

International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) IREX is the premier US nonprofit organization specializing in higher education, independent media, Internet development, and civil society programs in the United States, Europe, Eurasia, the Near East, and Asia.

Universities and Centers of Study

Romanian Colleges and Universities Large list of links to major institutions of higher learning.

EuroEducation.net - Romania Description of Romanian education system, K-12 and universities.