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Embassy and Consulate Information Resource Centers (IRC) can assist you with your inquiries about U.S. government policy and organization, economy, history, culture and society. Information resources range from basic reference works to specialized government documents, legislation and a wide spectrum of American newspapers and periodicals. The IRCs are part of a network of information centers within the U.S. federal government and the American library community. Consider the IRC in your consular district your primary resource in Germany for information about the United States.
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|The IRC can provide:
|· German-American relations?
||... official government statements|
|· the global fight against terrorism?
||... background material
|· stem cell research?
||... the latest legislation
|· gene-modified foods?
||... media commentary, press reports
|· employment and productivity?
|· the concept of “economic stimulus”?
||... speeches and interviews
|· experts on the Middle East in Congress?
|· foreign aid and development?
||... congressional debates
|· the civil rights movement?
||... famous quotations
Consult our Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs for information on topics such as travel to the USA, visa information, Green Card Lottery, tax and customs.
America@your library® is a partnership initiative between the U.S. Embassy in Berlin and public libraries in Germany. The Information Resource Centers in the Embassy and Consulates work with libraries to select books and other information material on the United States appropriate to local information needs. In addition, the Information Resource Centers work with participating libraries to develop workshops, readings and other cultural and outreach programs as well as web-based projects.
About the USA The IRC provides background information and links on topics of particular interest for students and teachers via About the USA, a digital resource collection of information and documents on U.S. political, economic, social, and cultural processes. Request a copy of About the USA on CD-ROM for classroom use from the Information Resource Center in your consular district.
The Information Resource Centers provide web-based reference and referral services for information on study and exchange opportunities in the United States.