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Finding Aids and Research Guides
United Nations Documentation: Overview
Presents an overview of the various types of documents and publications issued by the Organization (e.g, reports, resolutions, meeting records, sales publications, press releases) and gives guidance on how to work with them, including how to read document symbols. Also provides information on actions taken by the General Assembly as well as the Security Council and introduces researchers to major fields of UN activities: disarmament, environment, human rights, international law, and peacekeeping.
United Nations Resources
Provides an overview of the wide variety of information and documentation resources made available by various entities across the United Nations System. Includes alphabetical and topical lists of United Nations databases and reference works.
Research Guides - Dag Hammarskjöld Library
A collection of guides on topics relating to the United Nations. From the United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld Library.
CEPAL Research Guides
Starting points for research on the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC/CEPAL).
UNOG Library Resource Guides
Subject specific guides from the United Nations Office at Geneva.
WTO & GATT Research
A bibliography of essential resources in tangible and electronic formats for researching the World Trade Organization and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade.
Yearbook of the United Nations
Free for researchers, students and educators, the Yearbook is the principal reference work of the United Nations. It includes a detailed overview of the Organization's activities, plus all major General Assembly, Security Council and Economic and Social Council resolutions. The site provides searchable full text of all yearbooks from 1946 to the most recent.