Quick Guide to United Nations Documents Indexes and Full Text Sources
in the Princeton University Library
Paper and Microformat are found in the United Nations Collection
in the Social Science Reference Center on A floor of Firestone Library.

Time Period 
How Issued
Title 
Coverage
Format Contents 
1946-present UN HomePage 
Electronic
Open Internet
Full text of some few key documents and many resolutions. Numerous useful web links.
1946 - present U.N. Specialized Agencies Electronic See Princeton's UN Collection HomePage for a listing of individual Specialized Agency electronic indexes and full text sources. 
1945 - present 
Undated daily
AccessUN
Main body only. 
Only index that includes UN Sales Publications 
Electronic 
By subscription 
Princeton only
Full text of resolutions and recent speeches. 
Indexes broad range of UN materials by subject, session / agenda number, author, title, words in full text, document number, country, and UN Sales Number.
1946-present UNIQUE Main body only. Electronic
Open Internet
Indexes selected key UN documents
1985-present, Some earlier UNBISNET Index Main body only. Electronic
Open Internet
Full Text of Voting Records 
Indexes U.N. Documents and Speeches,
1992-present Some earlier UN ODS System Full Text Main body only. Electronic 
By subscription 
Princeton only
Full Text of U.N. documents in all official languages
1945-present UN Documents Main body only. Microformat, Current year also in paper Full Text of U.N. documents
1945-present UN Official Records of Main body: General Assembly, Economic and Social Council, Security Council, and Trusteeship Council. Paper Full Text verbatim transcripts of parliamentary sessions, and supporting reports and documents
1946-1949 Checklist of UN Documents 
Main Body and Specialized Agencies 
Paper  Indexes are at the end of checklist for organizations. UN document number ST/LIB/Ser.F) 
1945-1955 Ten Years of UN Publications 1945-1955, a Complete Catalog Main Body and Specialized Agencies Paper Indexes UN Publications, but excludes most mimeographed documents.
(Sales Publication 55.I.8). 
1950-1962  UNDI Main Body and Specialized Agencies Paper Indexes by subject, author, and title. Cumulative index refers to reference numbers in monthly issues. Monthly issues, annual cumulation, and 4 volume cumulative index to all. 
1963-1973  UNDI Main Body only Paper Indexes by subject, author, title, and documents checklist. Indexes are to docs numbers. 1963-64 Cumulative Index to monthly issues; 1965-73 Cumulative Index and checklist. 
1974-1978 UNDOC Main Body only Paper Indexes by
Series A: Subject index
Series B: Country Index, includes Aspects, which are documents about that country
1979-1983 UNDOC Main Body only Paper Indexes by subject, author, title, and checklist
1984-1996 UNDOC Main Body only Microfiche Indexes by subject, author, title, and checklist
1997-present UNDOC Main Body only Paper Indexes by subject, author, title, and checklist

This page was last updated 9 September 2009 in the Social Science Reference Center of Princeton University Library