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Intergovernmental Organisations: a Whirlwind Tour of Free Sites

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Jennie Grimshaw, British Library. ALISS Social Science Masterclass, 21st August 2018

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Intergovernmental Organisations: a Whirlwind Tour of Free Sites

  1. 1. Intergovernmental Organisations : A Whirlwind Tour of Free Sites Jennie Grimshaw
  2. 2. www.bl.uk United Nations • DAG Hammarskjold Library Guide to UN Documentation at http://research.un.org • Directory of United Nations System Organizations at https://www.unsceb.org/directory • Guide to statistical websites at https://www.unsceb.org/content/statistics • United Nations Yearbook at https://unyearbook.un.org/ 2
  3. 3. www.bl.uk United Nations Official Documents System • Full text of United Nations parliamentary documents from 1993 • Resolutions from 1946 + General Assembly Official Records & Security Council documents • https://documents.un.org/prod/ods.nsf/home .xsp • Does not include sales publications – these are in a subscription database called the UN iLibrary 3
  4. 4. www.bl.uk World Bank : Open Knowledge Repository & Open Data 4
  5. 5. www.bl.uk OECD 5
  6. 6. www.bl.uk IMF • Browse for information by country – full text of IMF reports • Browse publications by series – World Economic Outlook, Regional Economic Reports, Policy Papers, Working papers, etc • Search Documents & Publications by keyword or browse by author/subject • http://www.imf.org/ 6
  7. 7. www.bl.uk IMF Data • Free access to macroeconomic and financial data • Includes Balance of Payments Statistics, Direction of Trade Statistics, International Financial Statistics • Browse pre-defined tables by country and indicator • Bulk download facility • http://www.imf.org/en/data 7
  8. 8. www.bl.uk Contact me …. Jennie Grimshaw Government and Official Information British Library jennie.grimshaw@bl.uk 8

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