UN iLibrary - transforming the way UN books and data are accessed

Wednesday, 03 May 2017

Global | DPI

Every year, the United Nations system produces a vast quantity of valuable information. It is often published in the form of books and reports that contain vital research on the key political, geostrategic, economic, cultural and social issues that represent the Organization’s values.

The United Nations iLibrary, created by the Department of Public Information, gathers much of this valuable content under a single umbrella. The online platform allows anyone with an internet connection to search and share content from across the UN System. It is a powerful outreach tool and a time-saving resource for staff.

Here are three ways the UN iLibrary is transforming the way we search for information produced by the UN Secretariat and its agencies, funds, programmes, institutes and entities:

Easy search: A powerful full-text search engine allows easy-to-use and customized search options. The advanced search function allows you to specify specific data fields and date ranges that take you straight to the chapter, article, book, or series most relevant to your needs.

“One stop shopping”:  Access to books, journals, working papers and statistics from 33+ UN departments, agencies and other entities instantly using platform’s intuitive navigation… all in one place.  Data will soon be available on the platform. See a complete list of available content here.

Multilingual content goes digital:  It offers a seamless reading experience for multilingual content on mobile devices. Users can read content in 34+ languages, including the six official languages of the United Nations.

UN Secretariat staff has full access to the platform from any UN network computer. If you’re in the field, you are probably in one of the 25 UN departments and offices, 63 UNIC’s, or 30 agencies, funds, and programmes that have full access to the UN iLibrary. If not, you can still read, share, and embed UN iLibrary content anywhere from any internet-connected device.

Find out more information on UN iLibrary here. Visit http://www.un-ilibrary.org/ to discover more and start saving time!