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United nations overview of resources and databases


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This presentation introduces the main resources and databases available for researching UN information.

This presentation introduces the main resources and databases available for researching UN information.

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  • 1. United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld LibraryOverview of Resources and Databases UN Reference Service Dag Hammarskjöld Library 2012 Presenter: Elizabeth Mwarage 1
  • 2. Main information resources• The UN website:• ODS:• Library database(UNBISNET):• Commercial Electronic resources (databases and journal articles)• Press release database:• UN Member States on Record: 2
  • 3. The UN website:• Wide coverage of information on main thematic issues.• Good start for a general research• Provides links to the main thematic pages and websites• Has an index: 3
  • 4. ODS- Official Document System• Main database for UN Official document mast-head documents• Searchable trough symbol, title, session, subject agenda item• Most documents available full text from 1993…others available as hard copies• NB: All security council and resolutions available. 4
  • 5. UNBISNET•• This is the Library catalogue bibliographic catalogue.• Documents resources the entire holding of the Library• Data available from 1979• Links to ODS for official documents 5
  • 6. UN-I-QUEUN-I-QUE : United Nations Info Quest• Provides Information about UN documents which are recurrent nature• Each record is comprehensive historically• Provides the symbols only 6
  • 7. UN-I-QUE• Types of documents include: • Various reports by the SG • Reports on Peacekeeping Missions • annual/sessional reports of committees/commissions/ • reports issued periodically • reports of major conferences • statements in the General Debate• Search by title key words e.g. “Nelson Mandela” 7
  • 8. UN Press Releases database• Available fulltext since 1993• Older copies available from the Library• Good source for current information, briefings and daily highlights. 8
  • 9. UN Member States on Record• A website that collates information for each member state through one portal.• Links to related Library resources and databases. 9
  • 10. UN Delegates Portal:• Provides access to internal information• Contacts, access to restricted content, protocol. 10
  • 11. Social media and web 2.0 technologies• Find us on Social media!/UNLibrary 67/posts 11
  • 12. Reference Services• Reference librarians: – Responds to question on UN – Offers research assistance – Offers one-one or small group training • • 212-963-7412• Current awareness – UN Pulse 12
  • 13. Q&Aunreference@un.org212-963-7412 13