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UN Research

The UN's Dag Hammarskjöld Library Research Guides are an excellent source of research material, and include topical guides that focus on such issues as climate change, gender, and human rights.

The United Nations collection at the University of Iowa Libraries

The University of Iowa Libraries has been a depository library for official documents of the United Nations since 1968. Most United Nations documents available at the University of Iowa are located in the Main Library or the Libraries' Annex. Many of the print titles can be located through InfoHawk+ and requested for pick-up at one of the campus libraries.

This guide is designed to assist researchers and students in gaining access to United Nations materials at the UI Libraries and via the internet. It includes information emanating from principal UN organs—General Assembly or Economic and Social Council, Secretariat, and Trusteeship Council. Some publications of the sixth principal organ—the International Court of Justice or World Court—are collected by the UI Law Library.

The United Nations documents collection consists of a large print collection of documents arranged by UN Document Number (5th Floor, Main Library), Official Records of the major organs (2nd floor Main library), a microfiche collection (1994–2019 ), and various catalogued publications and documents in the Main Library collection. Researchers may also wish to consult the University of Iowa Law Library's Carver United Nations Documents Collection on microfiche.

Please do not hesitate to contact Brett Cloyd with questions about the collection or the United Nations.

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