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How can I access the Library's online subscriptions from outside UN Headquarters?

The Dag Hammarskjöld Library subscribes to numerous electronic resources to support the work of the Organization. 

New York-based UN Secretariat staff and UN Staff from selected entities in the field can log in with their email credentials to access these information resources from anywhere. New York Permanent Mission staff interested in remote access, please contact the Library to get personal access.

It is important to start research from the Library pages, as this enables the authentication using your UN credentials. If you go to a journal or database website directly, it will not know that you have access through the UN's subscription.

To access:

  • a database, choose it from the A-Z list of electronic resources
  • a journal, start in the Library catalogue's e-journal search
    • Search for the journal title
    • Select the title of interest from the results list
    • Sign in to the catalogue with user name guest and password unitednations to see links to the full text
    • Select a link to access the journal
  • a topic, start in the Library catalogue
    • Search for keywords
    • Select the item of interest from the results list
    • Sign in with user name guest and password unitednations to see the links to the full text
    • Select a link to access the book or article

You may be prompted to enter your email credentials for full access. If you are logged in to your UN email account, you should be able access the resources without having to log in again.

For staff in other parts of the world, please contact your library or check iSeek to learn more about resources available to you and how to access them. UN libraries around the world provide information services at various duty stations. Each library selects information resources to meet the needs of its clients, therefore staff members in different parts of the world have different resources available to them and different ways of accessing them.