Tuesday, May 28, 2013

United Nations NEW Research Guide

Searching for a document from the United Nations just became simpler! The UN library revamped its research guides, making them more clear while offering more information in one place.

The main search site gives easy access to call, chat, or email with a UN librarian. The left-hand side of the page gives an overview of UN documents and then has research guides for each major organization (General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council, and International Court of Justice) and for each major issue the UN supports (Disarmament, Environment, Human Rights, International Law, Peacekeeping, and the UN Regular Budget).

The best tool I found was this research guide that gives step-by-step instructions (including videos) for finding UN documents.  You can look for help in finding a document by symbol, a resolution, a report, a meeting record & speech, or a voting record.

Not sure where to go or what to find? The UN Resources page has an exhaustive list of all the information across the UN system, alphabetically, by organization, by theme, library catalogs, statistics, and terminology databases.

The library is also on social media! Check out their Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Slideshare accounts for the latest news!

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