Library Guide for POLS 3011 - Model U.N.
The NSU John Vaughan Library provides access to many books and databases which can be useful for researching the United Nations, and for preparing to represent a country at a Model U.N. event. The most efficient approach for discovering what the library has in terms of paper and electronic books is to consult the online library catalog. Regarding databases, the NSU Library provides access to a number of online periodical indexes which may be used to research the United Nations and its member countries. Many of these databases provide full text articles. One of the most useful databases in this regard is ABI/Inform.
Several approaches may be taken when using ABI/Inform to search for articles on this topic. Below is an illustration of one such approach, using the Advanced Search screen on ABI/Inform. To access this screen, when first entering ABI/Inform click on the Advanced search tab. Using Belgium as an example, enter "united nations" and belgium in two separate search boxes, as illustrated below. It is not necessary to capitalize any of the letters of either search term, but it is best to place quotation marks around united nations, since this term is a phrase.
Other online databases which may be useful for researching the United Nations and member nations include Social Sciences Full Text, Academic Search Premier, and Newsbank. Newsbank may be particularly useful, since it provides full text coverage of newspapers from around the world.
AMWest, Midwest, and NMUN Model U.N. resources are available under POLS 4001 on the Library's Social Sciences web page:
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