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December 8, 2008

World Higher Education Database

The UMC Library subscribes to the print version of International Handbook of Univerties 2009. This newly revamped print publication is now two volumes and weighs nearly 10 pounds. This subscription includes access to the World Higher Education database. Both cover over 17,000 higher education institutions in 183 countries. The online database has an easy-to-use interface which can be searched on a variety fields.

The online version is at:

In the database you will find::

* A description of the education system and credentials of 183 countries
* Information on the institution and admissions information
* accreditation
* Contact details for national bodies
* Detailed information (location and description, type of institution,
officers, academic divisions, degrees, student services, etc).