The Information Resources Center (IRC)
The Information Resource Center of the U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua provides information to the public about the United States of America.
The State Department launched a central Virtual Library (VL) on October 1, 2010. The Virtual Library is available to the public online at the IRC, American Corner and Centro Cultural Nicaraguense Norteamericano in Managua.
All materials are FREE!
The Virtual Library is a collection of ebooks, journal articles from subscription databases, open-access documents from government websites and scholarly repositories. We provide the following services:
- Outreach Services: Article alert services for academic and U.S. government reports are available to academics, students, researchers, librarians, English teachers, government officials and private sector representatives.
- Washington Files: Daily news updates are sent via email to our registered users in English and Spanish.
- Bibliograhical Resources: There is access to a small reference library including books, periodicals, and a small collection of audio visuals as well as access to our computers with Internet service.
The IRC staff is trained to conduct research using the latest techniques on the Internet and electronic databases. The IRC has access to commercial electronic databases, guides to U.S. Government Agencies and U.S. government reports such as:
- LEXIS: Full text data base of federal and state legislation, historic and current, bills before Congress, jurisprudence, law journals, court cases with access to over 5,000 periodicals, academic journals, and other judicial publications.
- NEXIS: Includes more than 6,000 sources and full text of newspapers, magazines, academic journals, specialized publications, and other sources of information such as The New York Times, The Washington Post and Associated Press wires.
- STAT-USA: The U.S. Department of Commerce Economics and Statistics Administration is a point of access to authoritative business, trade, and economic information across the Federal Government.
IRC services are free of charge.
The IRC is open to the public by appointment only. Please send an email in advance to set an appointment.
Please send questions via email to: email@example.com
Or call us at (505) 2252-7100 ext 7515 or 7237
Fax (505) 2252-7108.
*Please note: The IRC only handles reference questions about the United States.
We do not reply to or forward inquiries about visas. All inquiries concerning visas, immigration, and citizenship matters must be referred to the Consular Section.
All downloadable documents on this page are provided in PDF format. To view PDFs you must have a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader. You may download a free version by clicking the link above.
The Foreign Assistance Dashboard provides a visual representation of foreign assistance data from the Department of State and USAID.
Users can view representations of the data by overseas post, by initiative and by sector as well as how much assistance has been provided over the last several years.
The Foreign Assistance Dashboard provides not only graphs and visualizations but also the entire dataset. The dataset can be downloaded as an Excel spreadsheet or users may create their own personalized tables. Users have the option of filtering data by fiscal year, organizational unit, account, category and sector which can be exported to an Excel spreadsheet.
Currently the Dashboard uses data from the Department of State and USAID. The future goal is to include data from all agencies providing foreign assistance.
• Foreign Assistance by country, year: NICARAGUA
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