Essential Sources

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Research Guides

Bibliographies & Indexes


Selected Treatises on International Law

Internet Resources


Encyclopedia of Associations: International Organizations (Grant J. Eldridge, ed.). Includes extensive listings of organizations, their stated purpose, publications, addresses, etc. Entries are arranged by type of organization, with a separate name index. There is an electronic version called Associations Unlimited, available by subscription.

Volume 1 of the Europa World Year Book contains information on various international organizations, including address, phone and fax numbers.

Giuseppe Schiavone, International Organizations: A Dictionary and Directory (6th ed. 2005) contains directory information for each organization listed along with an overview of its objectives, structure and activities. Membership tables and a list of foundation dates for the organizations covered are also included.

Yearbook of International Organizations includes acronyms and descriptions of each organization, addresses, telephone and fax numbers, as well as detailed information about the organization's structure, purpose and activities. Links to selected international organizations from the Yearbook are also available.

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