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United nations overview of resources and databases
United nations overview of resources and databases
United nations overview of resources and databases
United nations overview of resources and databases
United nations overview of resources and databases
United nations overview of resources and databases
United nations overview of resources and databases
United nations overview of resources and databases
United nations overview of resources and databases
United nations overview of resources and databases
United nations overview of resources and databases
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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: www.un.org• ODS: http://documents.un.org• Library database(UNBISNET): http://unbisnet.un.org/• Commercial Electronic resources (databases and journal articles) http://research.un.org/e-resources• Press release database: http://www.un.org/en/unpress/• UN Member States on Record: http://www.un.org/Depts/dhl/unms/about.shtml 2
  • 3. The UN website: www.un.org• 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: http://www.un.org/en/siteindex/ 3
  • 4. ODS- Official Document Systemhttp://ods.un.org/• 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• http://unbisnet.un.org/• 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 Questhttp://lib-unique.un.org/lib/unique.nsf• 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 mediahttp://twitter.com/#!/UNLibraryhttp://un-library.tumblr.com/http://www.facebook.com/UnitedNationsLibraryhttp://www.youtube.com/unreferencehttp://www.slideshare.net/UNDHLLIBRARY/https://plus.google.com/u/0/1008021188161977514 67/posts 11
  • 12. Reference Services• Reference librarians: – Responds to question on UN – Offers research assistance – Offers one-one or small group training • unreference@un.org • 212-963-7412• Current awareness – UN Pulse http://unhq-appspub-01.un.org/lib/dhlrefweblog.nsf 12
  • 13. Q&Aunreference@un.org212-963-7412 13

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