Internet Guide for Chinese Studies Newsletter
20 Jan 2005, recorded by Hanno E. Lecher

New in IGCS - Politics

Official Document System of the United Nations

Ed./Corp.: United Nations (Secretary Office: New York, NY, USA).
Language: English, Chinese (Unicode, Simplified), Arabic, French,
Russian, Spanish.

Self description: "ODS covers all types of official United Nations
documentation, beginning in 1993. Older UN documents are, however, added
to the system on a daily basis. ODS also provides access to the
resolutions of the General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and
Social Council and the Trusteeship Council from 1946 onwards. The system
does not contain press releases, UN sales publications, the United
Nations Treaty Series or information brochures issued by the Department
of Public Information."

Description: This database used to be available only by subscription but
was now made accessbile for free. Currently (Jan 2005) the database
contains about 800,000 documents, some 100,000 will be added every year.
Almost all documents are available in each of the UN's six official
languages. The database features a simple and a very useful advanced

Resource suggested by Grace-Ellen McCrann, The City College of New York,
NY, USA (via Diglib mailinglist, 19 Jan 2005).


With kind regards,

Hanno E. Lecher



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