The annual United Nations Day is coming up on October 24th. The Missouri State University Libraries is the official UN depository library for the entire state of Missouri. One major UN-related e-resource available through the MSU Libraries is the UN iLibrary.
According to the iLibrary website:
The United Nations iLibrary is the comprehensive global search, discovery, and viewing source for digital content created by the United Nations.
It provides librarians, information specialists, scholars, students, policy makers, influencers and the general public with a single digital destination for seamlessly accessing publications, journals, data, and series published by the United Nations Secretariat, and its funds and programs.
United Nations iLibrary offers an extensive list of features that deliver flexibility, speed, and efficiency such as intuitive navigation, integrated search results, granular content, citation tool, DOI identification, and multilingual content.
Every year around 500 new titles are planned to be added to United Nations iLibrary. Approximately 70% of which are in English and cover the following topics:
- Agriculture Rural Development and Forestry
- Children and Youth
- Democracy and Governance
- Drugs, Crime and Terrorism
- Economic and Social Development
- Environment and Climate Change
- Human Rights and Refugees
- Human Settlements and Urban Issues
- International Law and Justice
- International Trade and Finance
- Natural Resources, Water and Energy
- Peacekeeping and Security
- Population and Demography
- Public Health
- Transportation and Public Safety
- United Nations
- Women and Gender Issues