Books, Magazines, Electronic Resources and More!

The Information Resource Center (IRC) is part of the Embassy’s Public Affairs Office. It offers access to major U.S. data sources, on-line databases, and Internet resources. It also has a reference collection and offers a variety of U.S. magazines and journals.

The IRC has important collections of books on U.S. Government, History, Legislation, Sports, and Culture in general. It also has works on major topics of interest such as Diplomacy, Human Rights, Economics, Education, Journalism, and National Security. Check the IRC’s Online Public Access Catalog.

In the IRC, we have a diverse collection of documentaries and American films. Interested Salvadoran educational institutions may request these imaterials to present them to their students or local audiences or to organize forums or cultural events.

The IRC has access to a great variety of electronic resources (over 70 online databases), including:

  • American Firms in Foreign Countries
  • Biography Resource Center
  • Books in Print
  • Congressional Directory
  • Constitutions of the World
  • Countrywatch
  • Economist Intelligence Unit
  • Election Guide
  • Encyclopedia Britannica
  • Factiva
  • FOIA (Dept. State)
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
  • Global Trade Atlas
  • Lexis/ Nexis
  • Newspaper Direct
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers
  • Proquest Academic Research
  • Stats- USA
  • Treaties and Internatinal Agreements

We are also suscribed to some of the most important and popular printed publications in the U.S. following is a list of the the titles currently available:

  • American Artist
  • American Libraries
  • Architectural Record
  • Art in America
  • Computers in Libraries
  • Current History
  • Cricket
  • Discover
  • Downbeat
  • E- Environment
  • Foreign Affairs Latinoamérica
  • Fortune
  • Harper’s
  • Investigación y Ciencia
  • Library Journal
  • National Geographic
  • Newsweek
  • People
  • Rolling Stone
  • The Economist
  • Time
  • Wired