Headings

Introductions

Slovak National Anthem & Flag

Map of Slovakia and Quick Facts, More Maps

Slovak - Ethnologue

Slovak Images

Famous Slovaks

Slovak Cuisine

Slovak Music, More

Megasites

Search Engine Colossus - Slovakia Links to primary Slovak language search engines and gateways.

REESWeb - Search Slovak Republic Do a "search keyword" for "Slovak Republic" or "Slovakia" 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 - Slovakia Resources from regional studies experts at the Library of Congress.

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

Slovak Links Advertises itself as "The World's Largest Collection of Slovak and Slovak-related Links."

Slovak.com Includes links to Slovak culture and Slovak language.

Slovensko.com

Site worth exploring offering daily news, links to history, culture, people, etc.

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

Language Materials

Slovak Writing System Basic introduction to Slovak alphabet with additional information and language related links.

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

Slovak Language From Slovak.com. Basic introductory materials including sections devoted to alphabet, numbers, greetings, and phrases.

James Naughton's Czech and Slovak Links at Oxford Includes: Czech and Slovak and other literature resources, Czech and Slovak language links, and more.

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

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

Online Dictionaries

YourDictionary.com - Czech and Slovak An solid collection of online dictionaries, both general and specialized.

word2word: Slovak Dictionaries Several dictionaries noted in Slovak language section of this online dictionary portal.

English-Slovak-English Online Dictionary Not too fancy but gets the job done.

Online Media and News

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

OnlineNewspapers.com - Slovakia Good selection of online newspapers including some in English.

Slovak Spectator "Slovakia's English language newspaper."

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty - Slovak RFE/RL news broadcasting in the Slovak language.

BBC Slovak BBC news broadcasts in Slovak.

Slovak Radio Leading Slovak radio station.

Yahoo! News - Slovakia 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

History of Slovakia - Encyclopedia Entry From FreeDictionary.com, an detailed overview article on country and culture with links to other WWW sites as well as related browser searches. Excellent starting point for studying country and culture.

History of Slovakia A concise history of Slovakia in six parts with introduction.

Slovak History Resources Several links to online histories and timelines.

Slovak Culture A historical overview of Slovak literature, music, art, etc.

Slovak Folklore In Slovak and English - culutre, folklore, history etc.

Who's Who in Slovak Culture Slovak politicians, composers, writers, directors, movie starts, artists, musicians, etc.

World Heritage Sites in Slovakia Slovak sites on UNESCO's World Heritage List.

Czech and Slovak Music Society The Czech and Slovak Music Society is an international organization started in 1987 and dedicated to the serious study and greater understanding of the music of the Czech and Slovak Republics.

Government and Politics

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

Political Resources on the Net - Slovak Republic 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 - Slovakia 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

Czechoslovakia - A Country Study As title indicates, this site needs update. Includes sections on: Geography, Society, Economy, Government and Politics, Very Detailed History and Historical Development, Contemporary Trends, etc.

BBC News Country Profiles - Slovakia 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

U.S. Department of State Background Notes - Slovakia Background Notes are updated/revised as they are received from regional bureaus and are added to the database of the Department of State web site. Categories include: Geography, People, History, Government, Political Conditions, Economy, Defense, Foreign Relations, U.S. Relations, and Travel/Business.

International Monetary Fund - Slovak Republic 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 - Slovakia The World Bank's mission in Slovakia 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 - Slovak Republic (Member)

Energy Information Administration Country Analysis Briefs - Visegrad Group "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 - Slovak Republic 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 - Slovakia 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 - Slovakia The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is the world's largest humanitarian organisation, with 178 member National Societies.

Amnesty International - Slovak Republic 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 - Slovak Republic 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 - Slovakia 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 - Slovakia Includes links to history, basics, transportation, dining, shopping and climate.

Professional Organizations and Library Consortia

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."

Canadian Association of Slavists ~ Canadian Slavonic Papers "The Canadian Association of Slavists is an organization of teachers and scholars in the field of Slavic and related studies in Canada for the purpose of improving and advancing such studies."

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

School of Slovak Language Slovak language curriculum offered by the Faculty of Philosophy of the Comenius University, Bratislava.

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

EuroEducation.net - Slovak Republic Description of Slovak education system, K-12 and universities.

Central and Eastern European Education Directory - Slovak Republic Provides links to Arts and Humanities schools and universities in fields of Arts, Language & Literature, Culture, Design & Technology, History, Journalism, Law, Music, Pedagogy, Pre-School Education, Philology, etc.