Day One: Hello World

[News] Asia Pacific Database (ASIA) Eurasia Atlantic Database (EURA) Middle East & Africa Database (MIDA) Today is the launch of Areastudies.com. Today, Areastudies.com assumes control of all Reference Corp. (http://www.referencecorp.com) databases, with a program of increased coverage, enhanced descriptoring and regionalization, improved relevance engineering and faster retrieval. There will be new databases and extensive improvements […]

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Notes: Global Descriptors

This record illustrates a descriptor that we classify as a Global Descriptor, or a subject descriptor that will result in a record being included in all of the area studies databases. In this record, that descriptor is “Internet”, Coronavirus, Global Warming, Internet, Oceanography, Offshore Banking and Tax Havens. ===== [Sample Record] Title: “Aramco In Talks […]

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Notes: Ethnonyms

Ethnonyms One subset of Geographic descriptors are Ethnonyms, that is, the names of peoples, often self-selected, often official, sometimes historical and/or anachronistic, occasionally fictitious (Wakandans), but (hopefully) never perjorative. The number of ethnonyms that appear in the databases is more than 10,000, and even this is just a small part of the constantly multiplying numbers […]

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