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ODU HISTORY DEPARTMENT LAUNCHES DATABASE OF CENTRAL AMERICAN LEADERS

The Old Dominion University history department on March 8 launched a new database that identifies and provides essential biographical information
about the 454 heads of state who have ruled the five countries of Central America since the 1820s (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and
Nicaragua).

The Central American Political History Database, located at http://al.odu.edu/history/central, is available in both English and Spanish.

The project was funded by ODU's Center for Learning Technologies. Data were collected by graduate and undergraduate students who worked under the
supervision of Robert H. Holden, associate professor of Latin American history.

"The database is, I believe, a unique reference tool - nothing like it can be found in print or on the Web," Holden said.

This article was posted on: March 8, 2006

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