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DAG Discovery

How to Access DAG Discovery?

To access DAG Discovery, use the following address:

What is DAG Discovery?

DAG Discovery is an easy-to-use interface to search and discover content from the Dag Hammarskjöld Library's collections, including: 

  • print and e-books
  • print and e-journals
  • articles & more


DAG Discovery is the place to start your research, especially if you are not sure where to look. The search will cover most of the Library's electronic databases as well as its print collection.

Who can use DAG Discovery?

Search and Discover

Anybody within or outside the UN Headquarters can search and discover content from DAG Discovery.


Full access to the electronic resources included in DAG Discovery is only available from the UN Headquarters campus.

Remote access to EBSCO databases, Proquest, and certain other resources can be enabled for New York-based Secretariat staff.


Permanent missions staff and delegates and New York based Secretariat staff can request material that is not directly accessible through DAG Discovery, such as:

  • e-books and articles which are not in our electronic database subscriptions 
  • articles and news in databases that are accessible only with a password (i.e. Factiva) or from the Library (i.e. JSTOR)
  • any article or book on a topic of interest to the United Nations.  The Library can request to borrow these items from another library for your use.

To request material, please email or enter your request in Ask DAG.

What is included? What is not?

DAG Discovery searches the main databases and electronic resources subscribed to by the Dag Hammarskjöld Library. Content from Proquest, Springer eBooks, OECD iLibrary, and World Bank e-Library is only partially included. In addition to these databases, DAG Discovery retrieves some open access content. 

Subscription databases listed below are included in DAG Discovery. Some databases listed in the electronic resources pages are not included.

Databases included in DAG Discovery