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International Organizations, Population & Migration

This guide serves as a basic research tool for international organizations, population and migration. 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 | International Organizations | Statistics


Article Databases

Forced Migration Online. Excellent web portal providing access to online resources dealing with the situation of forced migrants worldwide.

International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS). (UC Access Only). Indexes over 3000 journals, books, chapters, and book reviews from more than 100 countries. More than 70 languages are represented, with 30% percent of records published in languages other than English.

PAIS International and PAIS Archive. (UC Access Only). Information related to public policy, politics, and economics from over 120 countries.

POPLINE. Contains 300,000 citations with abstracts to scientific articles, reports, books, and unpublished reports related to population, family planning, and related health issues.

Population Index. Indexes research in population and demographic studies, including an annotated bibliography of recently published books, journal articles, working papers, and other material on population topics.

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts. (UC Access Only). Indexes books, journals, and dissertations within the field of political science and related to international relations, political economy, public administration, and public policy.

UNBISNet: UN Bibliographic Information System. UN documents indexed by the United Nations Dag Hammarskojd Library in New York and the UN Library in Geneva, full-text from 1993.



International Organizations

United Nations


European Union Area of Justice and Home Affairs
. Links to EU documents on asylum and immigration. See also the sections on immigration and asylum as well as the EU ScadPlus entry on free movement of person, asylum and migration.

FAO Sustainable Development: Gender and Population Division.

International Labour Organization: International Labour Migration.

International Organization for Migration. Leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration. Excellent free online publications.

International Centre for Migration Policy Development.

World Bank Section on Health, Nutrition and Population.



Population and Migration Statistics

Demographic Yearbook System. United Nations statistics on population size and composition, births, deaths, marriage and divorce and more.

Eurostat. See section on Population and Social Conditions. (Note: a userid and password allow enhanced downloads. Email the international documents librarian for assistance).

International Data Base. From the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics for demographic, and socioeconomic data for countries and areas of the world. Information dates back from 1950 and as far ahead as 2050.

ILO International Labour Migration Database. Information on various aspects and dimensions of migration, as well as on its impact on the labour markets of origin and destination countries.

Penn World Tables. Free data on population, national income accounts and prices, from 1950.

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe: Population Statistics. Demographic data for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States for population, mortality, marriage and divorce.

United Nations Statistical Common Database (UCB Only). Wide range of economic, social, cultural, and demographic indicators for most countries and territories of the world.

United Nations Population Information Network. (POPIN). Guide to population information on UN system web sites.

World Development Indicators (UCB Only). Time series data from 1960, for 207 countries. Includes population, birth, fertility and mortality rates.

World Population Prospects. Detailed population data from the United Nations Population Division, for countries worldwide, from 1950 with projections to 2050.