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Research guide: United Nations
Reference books | Circulating books | Library databases | Audio Visual materials | Web resources
Reference Books
  • The United Nations system and its predecessors, Volume 1& 2
    Edited by Kipling, Von Mangoldt and Rittberger
    JZ5566 .S9613

  • Historical dictionary of multinational peacekeeping
    Good reference book to have on hand while reading UN documents
    JZ6374 .M38 2004
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Circulating Books
  • The Circulating collection has UN books in the call number range JZ49 to JZ5600.
    In the catalog do a subject do a subject search on ‘United Nations’. Also do keyword searches on the United Nations AND your area of interest i.e., development, human rights, peacekeeping, etc.

  • The United Nations and Changing World Politics by Thomas G. Weiss, David P. Forsythe and Roger A. Coate
    A good overview of the UN
    JZ4984.5 .W45 2001
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Library Databases

  • Academic Search Premier
    Full Text Article Database
    Subject Terms:
    United Nations, look for other descriptors with your topic
  • ProQuest Research Library
    Full text article database including newspapers and magazines. Check off "Scholarly journals, including peer-reviewed" if you do not want newspaper articles included.
    Subject terms:
    United Nations, look for other descriptors with your topic
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Audio Visual Materials
  • Peace one day: A film by Jeremy Gilley
    The story of one man's attempts to persuade the global community to sanction a ceasefire day through the UN.
    JZ5537 .P43 2006
  • Life 4 Global efforts to achieve the UN Millennium Goals: Between war and peace
    The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Liberia encourages combatants to turn in their weapons and wage peace. JZ4972 .L562 2005
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Web Resources
  • United Nations Documents Research Guide
    Guide produced by the United Nations to navigate and understand their holdings.

  • UNBISnet
    UN Bibliographic Information System
    Most comprehensive database for UN documents; publications, from the United Nations Dag Hammarskj öld Library. Includes speeches, voting records, and resolutions. Full text from 1993, bibliographic records from 1979.

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