United Nations Sales Publications are essential international reference materials in paper or electronic format which have been published by the United Nations and earlier by the League of Nations.
The Online Catalog at Princeton
can be used to identify some of the United Nations Sales Publications we
hold. However, this is a new and ongoing project, and many important
parts of the collection, especially older volumes and serials, are not
yet included here, and records are not yet complete. Therefore other sources
are still important to identify UN Sales Publications:
Pleasantville, N.Y. : UNIFO Publishers, 1982. 2 v. ; 29 cm.
Contents: v. 1. Catalogue / compiled and edited by Mary Eva Birchfield -- v. 2. Indexes. Sales number index, title index / compiled by Mary Eva Birchfield. Key word in context index / compiled by Jacqueline Coolman.
Location: United Nations Collection (UN). Firestone
Call Number: Z6485.Z9 U52 1982
Birchfield, Mary Eva, 1909-
Published/Created: Washington, DC, USA : Congressional Information Service,1983 to present
Physical Description: v. ; 28 cm.
Location: Social Science Reference Center (SSRC). Firestone
Call Number: Z7552 .I53
RLIN Bibliographic Database. The Dag Hammarskjold Library at UN Headquarters is a member of RLIN since about 1983, but also does some retrospecitve cataloging. Its symbol is NYDW, and it catalogs many UN Sales Publications and includes the Sales Number.
They are issued in broad
subject groups called "Categories." Having UN Sales Publications
shelved by these categories greatly facilitates their reference use.
Therefore Sales Categories are used to shelve the paper collection here
at Princeton, and indeed in most research libraries.
I GENERAL INFORMATION AND REFERENCE II A BUSINESS,ECONOMICS,SCIENCE, AND TECHNOLOGY II B ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (UNIDO PUBLICATIONS) II C WORLD ECONOMY II D TRADE,FINANCE AND COMMERCE (UNCTAD PUBLICATIONS II E EUROPEAN ECONOMY (Includes Economic Commission for Western Asia.) II F ASIAN ECONOMY (Includes Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. Also includes Economic Commission for Western Asia.) II G LATIN AMERICAN ECONOMY (Includes Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean.) II H PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION II K AFRICAN ECONOMY (Includes Economic Commission for Africa) III A UNU PUBLICATIONS III B UNDP PUBLICATIONS III C INSTRAW PUBLICATIONS III D UNEP PUBLICATIONS IV SOCIAL QUESTIONS V INTERNATIONAL LAW VII POLITICAL AND SECURITY COUNCIL AFFAIRS VIII TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS IX DISARMAMENT AND ATOMIC ENERGY X INTERNATIONAL ADMINISTRATION XI NARCOTIC DRUGS XIII DEMOGRAPHY XIV HUMAN RIGHTS XV UNITAR PUBLICATIONS XVI PUBLIC FINANCE AND FISCAL QUESTIONS XVII INTERNATIONAL STATISTICS (See below for detail.) 0 Geneva Sales PublicationsCategory XVII Series Listing
Although Category XVII volumes are issued with Sales Publication numbers that could be used for shelving, doing so would mix all yearbook titles together for each year, and make using a particular title cumbersome. For this reason, Category XVII is shelved together, but within the Category the Series letter assigned as part of the UN document number is used. Series titles are given below. Please note that titles may vary somewhat from year to year, but the subject covered will remain the same.
A Population and Vital Statistics Report (1977 to date) B Statistical Notes (1948-1972, inactive series) C Sample Surveys of Current Interest (1949 and following, frequent) D Maritime Transport Statistics (was Commodity Trade, By Sea)(1976 to date) E National Income (1949-1954, shelved with Category 0 below, inactive) F Studies in Methods (1950 to date) G Yearbook of International Trade Statistics (1950 to date) H Statistics of National Income and Expenditure (1952-1957, shelved with Category 0 below, inactive) I (not used) J Yearbook of World Energy Statistics (1929 to date) K Compendium of Social Statistics (1963,1967,1977, many time tables) L Commodity Imports (1965 and 1969, inactive) M Studies in Methods (1949 to date) N Compendium of Housing Statistics (1971 to date) O Yearbook of National Account Statistics (1951-1981) P Yearbook of Industrial Statistics (1938 to date) Q (not used) R (not used) S Statistical Yearbook of the United Nations (1948 to date) T Direction of International Trade, (1950-1963 catalogued at HF91.D5 in Firestone stacks, none in UN, inactive) U Yearbook of Construction Statistics (1963 to date) V World Statistics in Brief (1976 to date) W (not used) X National Accounts Statistics, (1982 to date, shelved with Category 0 above) Y Special Studies Z (not used)For an alphabetic guide to these Series and to other statistical titles issued by various UN and Specialized Agency bodies, See the UN Collection Reference Sheet "Quick Guide to Keywords in United Nations Statistical Titles."