Search Tools

July 8, 2008
By Henry Kenyon

UNdata, the United Nations (UN) managed data service, is designed to provide users with statistical data compiled from the UN's databases. The site's search engine allows some 55 million UN documents to be referenced. Users can search the site for specific information or download data on a range of sources such as agriculture statistics, national data, demographics, information technology, human development issues and key global indicators.

July 7, 2008
By Henry Kenyon

Sometimes a user might need an immediate answer to a question or a definition of a term. The Lexisum home page has a simple interface consisting of several boxes. Entering a term such as "bandwidth" causes the site's search engine to scour Wikipedia sites for an answer. Each definition is studded with hyperlinks to more detailed articles and related topics.