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International Government Directories and Guides


International Organization Directories

There are hundreds of international organizations and finding the right one you need can be confusing. The following is a complilation of large or exceptionally well annotated directories of International Organizations.

Northwestern University Library.
Alphabetical list of IGO websites, including links to press releases and publications.

Union of International Associations. The most complete list of IGO sites on the Internet. Categorizes over 1,000 IGOs and NGOs alphabetically and by subject.

University of Michigan Documents Center. Provides access to selected IGOs and IGO programs, with excellent and informative annotations.

IGO Internet Sites. Listing of International Government Organization sites, from Stanford University.

Official Web Locator of the United Nations System of Organizations. The official web directory of United Nations and UN-Affiliated organizations.

Government Documents Library, Michigan State University. Categorized list of IGOs with links to publications, press releases, reports, and statistical data.


Online Research Guides

The following guides from international organizations and experts around the world provide additional resources available on the web or in print form, but are not necessarily available at UC Berkeley libraries.

European Information
. Excellent guide by EU scholar Patrick Overy, University of Exeter.

European Union Research Guide. By Phil Witkins, Bibliographer for West European Studies, University of Pittsburgh.

Global Issues on the UN Agenda. Excellent UN Ready Reference tool for links to online documents, agencies, and other resources on a wide range of important topics on the UN Agenda.

International Organizations/Nongovernmental Organizations. List of annotated reference books and web links, from Emory University.

Model United Nations Research. Adapted from Chuck Eckman's Model UN Research Guide at Stanford University.

Research Guide to League of Nations. Describes the organizations of the League of Nations, sources of its publications and documents, and bibliographies of League materials.

Research Guide: The United Nations. From the Columbia University Law School. Detailed information about UN documents, symbols, and publishing.

United Nations Documentation: Research Guide. (Dag Hammarskj÷ld Library). Overview of documents and publications of the UN and how to work with them.

United Nations Pathfinder (Dag Hammarskj÷ld Library). Subject guide to key United Nations publications covering international law, human rights, development, peacekeeping, and more.

United Nations Research Guide. Award-winning site from the Mitchell Memorial Library at the University of Mississippi.