What is the Information Resource Center?
The Information Resource Center (IRC) is part of the Public Affairs Section of the Embassy. It is responsible for providing updated, reliable and accurate information about the United States to both Uruguayans and Embassy staff.
Our services can be used by public and private institutions and organizations, NGOs, press media, students, teachers, researchers, professionals, entrepreneurs and the general public.
The Information Resource center provides information on U.S. foreign and domestic policies, including federal, state or local government issues. It also covers topics such as diplomacy and international relations, legislation, democracy and human rights, fight against drugs and terrorism, trade and economy, intellectual property, environment, science and technology, NGOs, education, culture and society.
Our collection consists of printed and electronic materials, and we also provide access to remote information resources and electronic databases such as EBSCOhost, Lexis-Nexis, Factiva-Dow Jones and Foundation Center. We have basic reference works such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, biographical and statistical information, legislation, government and other institutions reports, and journals, among others.