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 SpringerLink - A newly added product as from February 2012. Springer online journals in 11 subject collections are accessible from the year 1997 issues to present. New

UNU eJournals A-Z - A new portal for all subscribed electronic journals.

World Bank e-Library  - All current and recent World Bank publications, documents and working papers are accessible.

Nature Online
Access to "Nature" full text articles from January 1987.

  Annual Review of Energy and the Environment - Online version of AREE from 1996 to the current.

JSTOR - Scholarly Journal Archive. Arts & Sciences, Business, Ecology & Botany, General Science Collections.

SourceOECD - Unlimited access to publications, statistics and databases produced by OECD.

Science Direct - Full text access to the subscribed Elsevier journals by UN Consortium; 1995 to the current issues only. Handbooks in Economics are also included as from Jan. 2009.

ProQuest - A new platform  provides access to 31 databases/resources in full text covering thousands of periodicals, newspapers, business & finance, humanities and social sciences. Previous ProQuest Direct is accessible directly.

American Economic Association journals - 7 titles published by AEA are fully accessible.
CiNii - Retrieving academic articles published in academic society journals, university research bulletins, or articles included in the National Diet Library's Japanese Periodical Index Database.

EconLit 1969-: New plat form via ProQuest is now available. Journal of Economic Literature; Index of Economic Articles in Journals & Collective Volumes; CUP Abstracts of Working Papers in Economics.

International Bibliography of the Social Sciences New plat form via ProQuest is now available. 1981- Compiled by British Library of Political and Economic Science at The London School of Economics and Political Science.

PubMed by National Library of Medicine, USA.

ERIC New plat form via ProQuest is now available. Bibliographic records of literature on education sponsored by the US Dept. of Education. 

 Ingenta Connect - Free access to citations and abstracts of over 17 million articles from over 6,100 titles offered by Ingenta. Full text access to subscribed journals.

AGRICOLA by National Agricultural Library, USA.

Environmental History of Latin America

Resources for the Anthropological Study of Food Habits

UNU Library Collection - UNU Centre Library, Tokyo, Japan.

UNU-MERIT Library - UNU-MERIT Library, Maastricht, Netherlands.

UNBIS Net - United Nations Dag Hammarskjold Library, New York, USA.

UNESBIB - UNESCO Library, Paris, France.

ILO Library catalogues - ILO Library, Geneva, Switzerland.

JOLIS - World Bank/IMF Library, Washington DC, USA.

WHO Library - WHO Library, Geneva, Switzerland.

FAO Catalogue Online - FAO, Rome, Italy

Explore the British Library - British Library's main catalogue of nearly 57 million records.

Library of Congress -
Library of Congress online catalog.

CiNii Books - Japanese university libraries and other Japanese academic libraries integrated collection retrieval system provided by the National Institute of Informatics. Over 1,200 libraries collections are searchable via this system.

NDL-OPAC -  The main catalogue of the three specific libraries at the National Diet Library in Tokyo & Kyoto. Search and request for photocopies or loan of materials are available for individuals.

  CIAO Net - Colombia International Affairs Online includes working papers, occasional papers series, foundation-funded research projects, conference proceedings, books, journals and policy briefs from universities, research institutions and NGOs.

EIU.com - Online services by Economist Intelligence Unit. The site contains global research and advisory services,
analysis and forecasts on over 200 countries, nine strategic industries, and a full range of
management functions.

The World Bank Open Knowldge Repository - The World Bankfs official open access repository for its research outputs and knowledge products. Launched in April 2012

IRIN Humanitarian news and analysis - UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

International Relations and Security Network
by Center for Security Studies.

Development Experience Clearing House by USAID

Developmental Leadership Program funded by Australian Government

World Legal Information - free, independent and non-profit access to worldwide law.

Foreign Affairs published by the Council on Foreign Relations.

Dictionaries / Thesauri


United Nations System

Statistics /  Reference

Oxford English Dictionary
The Second Edition of the OED is currently available as a 20-volume print edition. Updated quarterly.

OECD Macrothesaurus
for information processing in the field of economic and social development.Subscribers to the SourceOECD can access the complete edition published in 1998.

UNBIS Thesaurus
developed by United Nations Dag Hammarskjold Library. Available in six UN official languages.

UNESCO Thesaurus
developed by UNESCO for use in the indexing and retrieval of information in the UNESCO Integrated Documentation Network.

AGROVOC Multilingual Agricultural Thesaurus by FAO

Environmental Terminology and Discovery Service by European Environment Agency, EU

Acronym Finder

English-Japanese, Japanese-English Dictionaries - Sanseido Dictionaries by Goo.

UNTERM United Nations Multilingual Terminology Database by Terminology & Reference Section, Documentation Division, UN.

Britannica - Encyclopaedia Britannica Online

Yearbook of International Organizations - This yearbook contains international, governmental and non-governmental organizations and has been published by Union of International Association and Brill. Statistics and who's who are also searchable.

Encyclopedia of Law and Economics

Directory of Economic, Commodity and Development Organizations by IMF.

Directory of Development Organizations by Bert Wesselink.

NGO Directory by UN Department of Public Information.

Thesaurus of Geographic Names by Getty Research Institute.

Perry Castañeda Library Map Collection by University of Texas.

Digital Silk Road: digital archives of cultural heritage by the National Institute of Informatics, Japan.

Academic Research Database Repository by the National Institute of Informatics, Japan.
UN Official Document System (ODS) UN official documents issued since 1993 and resolutions from 1946.

UN Treaty Collection Databases Renewed treaty series databases

Yearbook of the United Nations - The complete yearbook collection since 1946 to 2006. Each Yearbook is fully indexed and searchable.

United Nations Careers Portal - Search job openings at the United Nations

General Maps by the United Nations.


FAO Document Repository

WTO Official Documents

UN News Centre - Secretary-General's latest statements, UN daily briefing and other news.

UN Cartographic Section Maps and geographic information resources by the United Nations.

Official WEB Site Locator for the UN System. Available in six UN official languages.

 IMF eLibrary Data - A new platform developed by IMF to retrieve IMF data reports.

IMF International Financial Statistics (IFS)  A new IMF eLibrary Data platform is accessible.

IMF Direction of Trade Statistics (DOT) 

IMF Balance of Payment Statistics (BOP)

WDI Online World Development Indicators by World Bank.

GDF Online Global Development Finance by World Bank. 

UN Population & Vital Statistics Report

UN Monthly Bulletin of Statistics On-line

UN Data - a data access system to UN databases

UN Comtrade

Statistics by Disease or Condition by WHO.

Information and documentation - ISO 690-2.


Updated 18 April 2012
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