|Monday, August 6,
|VOLUME 1 ISSUE 13
Here's your latest issue of
Really Useful Sites for the International Trade Professional.
This free bi-weekly newsletter reviews useful Web sites
from the Web Resources database at FITA's International Trade/ Import-Export
Portal at http://fita.org, an excellent source for
trade leads, news, events, and a link library of 7,000+ sites related to international trade.
Please feel free to pass this
newsletter on to others.
My name is John
McDonnell, and for years I wrote a weekly e- newsletter
that profiled business-oriented Web sites. Now I'm using
my Web research skills to find sites that are useful for
international trade, as well as some fun sites that
you'll enjoy visiting.
-- A NEW SEARCH ENGINE |
I'm always happy to try out
new search engines, because the Web is so vast that no
one search engine can encompass it all. Anytime I hear
of a new way to search I try it, with the hope that it
will give me a better way to find information. Teoma at www.teoma.com
is an interesting new twist in that when you do your
search it gives you results in three forms: a list of
Web sites that match your search terms; a list of
relevant sites divided by topic; and experts' links,
which are directories of links of related topics. Try
it. Type "import export" in the search box (without the
quotation marks), and see the kind of links you get.
AN EXPERT |
Speaking of experts,
there are lots of experts on the Web, just waiting to
answer your questions. To find one, go to the Virtual
Reference Desk Ask A+ Locator at www.vrd.org/locator/subject.shtml,
which lists all the experts, divided by subject. For
example, if you need to know about a region of the world,
this site will take you to The
Geography Home Page at geography.about.com, which
has tons of geographical resources. This is a lifesaver
for those times when you're stumped in work, or your
kid needs help with his homework, or just anytime when
you need an answer.
Are your prospects part of the international
trade community? If so, here's an opportunity to
showcase your service or product to 50,000 subscribers
of Really Useful Sites for the International Trade
Professional. FITA now offers limited sponsorship
opportunities to selected organizations. For
information, please contact Barney Lehrer, Director of
eCommerce Development at email@example.com
or 1-800-969-FITA extension 4.
As an English
major in college, I learned that word meanings are
extremely important. And in an age when every industry
has its own specialized language, it's even more
important to pay attention to words and use them
correctly, or it could cost you. At The
Glossarist at www.glossarist.com/gsearch.asp you'll
find a resource that will help you use the right words
for just about any industry. This site is a searchable
directory of 4500 glossaries that contain details of
terms and terminology for hundreds of subjects. Here
you'll find glossaries for shipping, international
trade, transportation, packaging, finance, and many more
A RADIO STATION WORLDWIDE |
I'm so glad I
at www.radio-locator.com/cgi-bin/home.I was getting
really tired of listening to the same old local radio
stations, with their boring music and inane talk shows.
Now I can expand my listening to encompass the world.
Radio-Locator has links to over 10,000 radio station Web
pages and over 2500 audio streams from around the world.
You can search by radio station, country, U.S. ZIP code,
or format (Adult Contemporary, Alternative, Blues,
Classical, News/Talk, Oldies, Rock, etc.). Want to hear
what's on France Bleu in Paris? There's a link here. How
about Radio Limerick, in Ireland? It's right here. With
Internet streaming audio, you can listen to these
stations on your
|Published by Federation
of International Trade Associations
2001 The Federation of International Trade Associations.
there topics you'd like to see covered in FITA'S Really
Useful Sites? Send suggestions, ideas, or comments to
McDonnell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
newsletter is distributed by the Federation of
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of the worldwide international trade community. If you
have a question regarding this service, please contact
FITA by email at email@example.com.