- Language Materials
- Online Dictionaries
- Online Media and News
- History and Culture
- Government and Politics
- Country Studies
- Country Analyses
- Travel Guides
- Professional Organizations and Library Consortia
- Universities and Centers of Study
Map of Slovakia and Quick Facts, More Maps
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.
Slovak.com Includes links to Slovak culture and Slovak language.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
Online Media and News
OnlineNewspapers.com - Slovakia Good selection of online newspapers including some in English.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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."
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.
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
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".
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."
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.
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.