Index to this page:
UNITED NATIONS ELECTRONIC AND FULL TEXT SOURCES
MISSION AND SCOPE OF THE UNITED NATIONS COLLECTION AT PRINCETON
A QUICK GUIDE TO FINDING UNITED NATIONS MATERIALS AT PRINCETON
HOW THE UNITED NATIONS COLLECTION IS ARRANGED
KEY REFERENCE GUIDES FOR UNITED NATIONS DOCUMENTS
USEFUL UNITED NATIONS AND RELATED WEB SITES
E World of UN Documents
12 Portals to the E World of UN Documents
A Sampler of Brief Sources on U N Function and Structure
In a Nut Shell: UN Research on the Web: A Highly Selective Guide
Finding Early UN Documents
How Much Is Electronic?
Roll Call Votes in the United Nations
UN Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women
Voting Patterns in the United Nations
UNITED NATIONS ELECTRONIC AND
FULL TEXT SOURCES
The HomePage of the United Nations
U.N. Working Documents Full Text, 1992 to present - UN ODS System
U.N. Working Documents Index 1945 to present - AccessUN Princeton only
U.N. document and speech index, and voting records UNBISNET 1985 to present, some earlier
U.N.Research Guides - 1946 to present - UN Documentation Research
UN official documents full text U.N. Documentation Centre, Includes full text Resolutions
UNData Full text global statistical database from many sources, highly selective
Princeton holds the full text of U.N. Working Documents and Official Records
from 1945 to the present in various formats.
United Nations Yearbook Collection, 1946-2007 - electronic edition
United Nations Human Development Reports - worldwide, national and regional editions
United Nations Member States on the Record
UN Parliamentary Digitization Update
UN Index to [Parliamentary] Proceedings Online 2008 - present
UN Index to [Parliamentary] Proceedings in paper - General Assembly (UN) JX1977 .A44
UN Index to [Parliamentary] Proceedings in paper - Economic and Social Council (UN) JX7161 .I5
UN Index to [Parliamentary] Proceedings in paper - Security Council (UN) JX1977 .A5
UN Index to [Parliamentary] Proceedings in paper - Trusteeship Council (UN) JZ5060 .A2
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Court of Justice - Research Guide from Cornell
Permanent Court of Arbitration
- Research Guide from Cornell
ILO Labor Statistics
UNCTAD Handbook of Statistics, 2008
UNCTAD Project on
Dispute Settlement in International Trade,
Investment and Intellectual Property, full text course modules. Use Internet Explorer.
United Nations Development Program,
Human Development Report
UNDP Project Reports Index, 1972-1998 Princeton only
full text microfiche available in SSRC
United Nations Information System on the Question of Palestine
Full text UN documents on Palestine and the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Index and Full Text
Index 1946 to present, Full text1995 to the present.
Princeton holds UNESCO Working Documents 1945 to 1994 in SSRC, (UN) PITN965.922
UNESCO Index Translationum
UNESCO World Copyright Laws
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
UNICEF, United Nations Children's Agency, includes annual State of the World's Children full text
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, encyclopedic full text refugee information
United Nations Treaties full text database
World Health Organization, includes annual World Health Report full text, 1995 to present
WTO Predecesor Body GATT Full Text Document 1945-1995 - note that this is an
ongoing project Some 65% are now online - Princeton holds all in Micrrofilm: Cabinet 90 (C-7-F)
World Trade Organization Working Documents Full Text 1995 to the present.
WTO Legal Texts
WTO Dispute Settlement Decisions Reporter, 1996 to the present, in SSRC (UN) K4600.A495 W67
Current Search and Archive list of Panel and Appellate Body Reports - WTO
WTO Dispute Settlement Gateway
World Development Indicators (Broad range of statistics on most
World Income Inequality Database, 1950 to the present, from UNDP.
Princeton's United Nations Collection holds and otherwise provides access to meeting records and other publications of the United Nations, its External or Specialized Agencies, and the League of Nations. Also included are reference materials to support the study of those bodies. It is located in the Social Science Reference Center on A floor of Firestone Library near the SSRC Reference Desk. Princeton's United Nation's Librarian, the United Nation's Collection Manager provide reference assistance with United Nations materials. The Collection services the Princeton University academic community and research visitors from outside the University Community, and provides advanced support for college and high school students preparing for Model UN work..
The United Nations Collection at Princeton is the oldest United Nations Depository Library in the state of New Jersey, and is comprehensive for the main bodies of the U.N. and selective for the Specialized (External) Agencies. Materials are of three principal types:Meeting Records,Sales Publications, and Specialized Agency materials. Reports are also held. In all categories indexes and publications in electronic format are an important part of Princeton's United Nations Collection. Both the United Nations and many Specialized Agencies and other U.N. Bodies maintain their own web sites which are important additional sources of information and documentation. The Economic Commissions are especially strong in this regard. There are five: Africa (includes Egypt), Asia and the Pacific (includes many states of former Soviet Union), Western Asia (the Arab countries of the Middle East, includes Egypt), Europe (also includes many states of former Soviet Union), and Latin America and the Caribbean are especially strong.
United Nations and its External Agencies maintain a position at
leading edge of providing electronic delivery of many publications.
by building indexes on the web going back over many years. And
from the mid 1990's forward, the full text of many documents from
part of the United Nations is also found on the web, either free or by
paid subscription available transparently on this Princeton UN
webpage. However, many important United Nations documents can still be
found only in paper or microformat, especially those from before the
Excellent electronic indexes to identify many of these documents are
at the top of this web page.
When a document is identified in these indexes, unless there is a full text source listed at the top of this page, it will be necessary to come to the Social Science Reference Center and locate the document in paper or in microformat. Main Body documents usually won't be found in the Online Catalog of the library as individual pieces. However, some documents from the External or Specialized Agencies will be found in the Online and Electronic Card Catalogs. Therefore it is helpful to distinguish between the Main Body and Specialized Agencies in order more easily to locate United Nations publications held at Princeton. Be sure to note that Specialized Agencies often have excellent documentation on their web sites, which are hot linked below.
All else in the UN is "Main Body" except for the Specialized Agencies, which are:
Electronic components of the United Nations Collection are listed here, and are also found on the Library Home Page under the Articles and Databases link. UN materials in microformat is in several locations; ask in the Microforms Library on Firestone C Floor. .The UN Collection In paper is found in the A Floor stacks in the Reference Services Collections, at Coordinatoes A-14-H, and is arranged as follows: General Assembly materials are divided into Plenary documents,meeting as a whole, and in Committee Documents. In addition to other functional and temporary committees, the Main Committees of the General Assembly are:
Indexes are largely electronic; links are found at the top of
page. Note especially AccessUN
for 1945 to date and UNBISNet for
1985 to date. Paper index are sometimes useful, too, and are found in
wooden bookcase in the center of the bookstacks. Reference Books are cataloged with regular call numbers and the
(UN). They are mixed in with materials from the other collections in SSRC and range across the middle section of the Social Science Reference Center. It is no longer possible to browse these materials; the Main Catalog on the library web page serves as a partial substitute by using a GUIDED search, restricting to the location SSRC, and using a keyword phrase such as United Nations or Food and Agirculture Organization.
Working or "Masthead" Documents are identified by Document Symbol, and are in the ODS full text online system from 1992 to date, and from 1945-1981 in the Readex microcards in the Microforms Library on C Level of Firestone, and for 1982 until about three months ago in Microfiche in SSRC.
Sales Publications are identified by Sales Number such as E.99.II.E.3 or 00.XVII.Series N.3. More recent are listed in the Online Catalog Sales Publications are found in UN Collection closest to the SSRC entrance..
UN Official Records are records of speeches and discussion in parliamentary sessions along with documents used in those sessions. They cover the General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council. Princeton keeps all Official Records from 1946 to the present in bound paper format. Stacks to the left of the wooden bookcase hold various Official Records. Another copy will be found in the Readex microformat sets, and electronic text for 1992 to the present will be found in the ODS full text online system.
Current issues of journals from United Nations sections and agencies are found mixed into those of all SSRC Collections to the left end of the long stacks in SSRC. Back files are found in cataloged locations. These titles can be identified by searching the web site of the UN section or agency, and then checking Princdeton's Main Catlaog..