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U.N. Research Resources - Online

  • UN Documents
    A research guide dedicated to UN Documents
  • AccessUN (1945-present)
    Find citations to UN documents through AccessUN, then locate the documents in Alderman Library's print and microfiche UN collections. AccessUN indexes speeches in the General Assembly & Security Council, reports, letters from governments to the UN, committee meetings & reports, and the UN Chronicle. Coverage - 1945 - present. Some full-text. Search tips: see AccessUN entry on Overview of Resources.
  • U.N Yearbook (1946-2005)
    More recent volumes are located in Alderman Library on the 3rd floor, Call Number UNOPI 1/YE 3/ (year).
  • UNBISnet
    Bibliographic records (1979+), voting records with full-text (1946+) and speeches with full-text (1983+).
  • United Nations Home Page
    UN Home Page is divided into 17 sections. The most useful are: UN Documentation & Maps (not many speeches here), UN News Centre and U.N. at a Glance.
  • World Factbook
    Gives short sketches of the world's countries - gov't, land, people, history, economics, etc. From the CIA.
  • World News Connection - 1995-2013
    Information from thousands of foreign media sources: speeches, radio, television, newspapers, periodicals, and books. Includes unclassified military, political, environmental, sociological, scientific and technical data. All translated into English.

U.N. Research Resources - Print & Other Formats

  • UN Official Records
    3 Old Stacks, Alderman Library 
    Paper texts of speeches (SRs & PVs), resolutions, letters to the UN, reports, etc.
    UN BodyUN Document NumberLocation
    A/ = General AssemblyA/sess./PV = full text of a speech - Aisle 7
    S/ = Security CouncilS/PV = full text of a speech - Aisle 9

  • UN Microfiche
    Maps/Microforms Room, 3 East, Alderman Library 
    Texts of pretty much everthing the UN has ever issued from 1946 to the present. Includes documents indexed on the UN Documents Index. Filed by document number.
  • UN Yearbook
    3 Old Stacks, Alderman Library. Call Number UNOPI 1/YE 3/ (year).
    Year by year account of what goes on the the UN. Good references to other UN materials like speeches, letters, and reports. See also online version for 1946-2005.
  • FBIS Index
    See also guide to FBIS and its predecessor (JPRS) and successor (WNC)

    Indexes, by region of the world, media accounts of events - newspapers, TV, radio.
    Coverage 1977 - 1996

    Example of results list:
    Jul 25 96EEU018Croatia:Fairness in Bosnia
    Jul 22 96EEU021B-H:Ganic: No Health Peace
    Jul 9 96EEU041Croatia: Opposition questions 

    * You need the date, region, and page in order to locate a FBIS report.

    * Locate FBIS reports as follows:
    1947-1973 - Microfilm - Case near window
    1974-1996 - Microfiche - PREX 7.10:[FBIS-region-year-number]
    World News Connection

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