International Organizations, Energy & Nuclear Issues
This guide serves as a basic research tool for international organizations and energy with a special focus on atomic energy issues.. For additional publications consult Pathfinder (the catalog of the UC Berkeley library) and Melvyl (the catalog for all the UC campuses and other research collections in the state).
Article Databases & Documentation
The following databases are either commercial sources with information about energy, nuclear energy and international organizations; or energy databases produced by international organizations.
Compendex. (UCB Access Only). Indexes over 5,000 journals, conferences, technical reports and other materials related to the engineering and technical literature and encompasses civil, structural, and mechanical engineering disciplines.
IAEA Library. Catalogue of books, journals, films, videos and selected technical reports and documents in the Library's collection
INSPEC. (UCB Access Only). Indexes over 4,000 scholarly journals, conference proceedings, books, and reports in physics, electrical engineering and electronics, computers and control, and information technology. The backfiles can be searched separately at INSPEC Archive (1898-1968).
International Nuclear Information Systems (INIS). Bibliographic database hailed by the IAEA as the "world’s most comprehensive information source on the peaceful applications of nuclear science and technology".
International Atomic Energy Agency: General Conference Archive. Key documentation on IAEA decisions and policy-making.
Meetings on Atomic Energy. Worldwide listing of conferences, symposia, seminars, exhibitions and training courses related to nuclear energy and its peaceful uses.
Nuclear Events Web-based System (NEWS). Reports on significant events at nuclear power plants, research reactors, nuclear fuel cycle facilities and occurrences involving radiation sources or the transport of radioactive material.
SourceOECD (UCB Access Only). Includes books, articles and statistical data from the Nuclear Energy Agency and International Energy Agency.
Research Reactors Database. Administrative, technical and utilization information on the world's research reactors, training reactors, test reactors, prototype reactors and critical assemblies.
Power Reactor Information System (PRIS). Most complete data bank on nuclear power reactors in the world.
Web of Science. (UCB Access Only). Indexes thousands of journals in the sciences and social sciences.
Waste Management Research Abstracts WMRA. Research on radioactive waste, including work related to decommissioning of nuclear facilities and environmental restoration.
For more information see the IAEA databases page.
Accelerator Driven Systems Database
Animal Disease Diagnosis System
Desalination Economic Evaluation Program (DEEP)
Fast Reactor Database
Food Contaminant and Residue Information System (INFOCRIS)
Food Irradiation Clearances Database
Food Irradiation Facilities Database
Global Marine Radioactivity Database (GLOMARD)
Insect Disinfestation and Sterilization
Mutant Germplasm Repository (MGR)
Mutant Varieties Database (MVD)
Net Enabled Waste Management Database (NEWMDB)
Nuclear Data Centre
International Energy Organizations
International Energy Agency (OECD). OECD agency advancing the security of energy supply, growth and sustainable development. Not to be confused with the International Atomic Energy Agency (see below).
Organization for the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). International organization formed to coordinate the petroleum policies of member countries. Good publications are on the site, including an interactive Statistical Bulletin.
Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC). Different from OPEC; this agency was formed in 1968 with an objective to provide support for the Arab oil industry.
UN Ad-Hoc Interagency Task Force on Energy. UN task force formed to facilitate cooperation among UN agencies and programmes in energy and related areas.
World Bank Group Energy Program. Information on the World Bank energy policy, including documents and publications on energy-related issues.
International Atomic Energy Organizations
International Atomic Energy Agency. Main UN autonomous agency specializing in the peaceful uses of atomic energy. Includes:
Publications. Many publications free online for download.
Statistics and Forecasts. Power reactors, nuclear power profiles, and more (see statistics section below).
Databases & Information Services. Dozens of these; see above for a comprehensive list.
Nuclear Energy Agency. OECD agency dedicated to the safe, environmentally friendly and economical use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. Documents and statistics of the agency are available via SourceOECD (UC Access Only).
United Nations & Disarmament. From the UN Department of Disarmament Affairs, the main UN agency promoting nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation.
United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Nuclear Radiation (UNSCEAR). UN agency mandated to assess and report levels and effects of exposure to ionizing radiation internationally.
World Health Organization: Ionizing Radiation. WHO agency studying the effects of radiation exposure on humans.
APEC Energy Database. Energy balances, power generation, and oil and coal data for selected Asian countries.
International Energy. From the US Energy Information Administration. Production, consumption, prices, stocks, and reserves for petroleum, coal, natural gas, electricity, and more. See also the current International Petroleum Monthly.
Earth trends. Energy consumption by economic sector and source, energy production by source, and energy overviews for countries worldwide.
OPEC Annual Statistical Bulletin. Interactive version of this annual OPEC publication. Data from 1980 to present on production, imports, prices, and much more.
Oil Market Report. From the OECD International Energy Agency. Supply and demand, trade, stocks, prices, and more, for countries worldwide.
SourceOECD. (UCB Access Only). Statistical data and publications from the International Energy agency and Nuclear Energy Agency, including energy prices and taxes, renewables, technology, natural gas and oil.
United Nations Statistical Common Database. (UCB Access Only). Energy consumption, fuels, imports, production, etc.
World Development Indicators. (UCB Access Only). Energy production, use and emissions data by country, from 1960 to present.