Editorial Manual

Sources of information: online


United Nations resources

Official Document System of the United Nations (ODS)

United Nations Bibliographic Information System (UNBIS)

United Nations Multilingual Terminology Database (UNTERM)

  • Search UNTERM for all United Nations subjects, including country name, capital city, monetary unit, nationality and language

United Nations documentation: research guide      (overview)      (by subject)      (A–Z list)

General Assemblyhome page

General Assembly: resolutions (all sessions)

Security Councilresolutions (1946–present)

Economic and Social Council

Calendar of conferences and meetings

United Nations meetings coverage and press releases

United Nations Protocol and Liaison Service

Dag Hammarskjöld Library

United Nations Geospatial Information Section

United Nations Treaty Collection      (English)      (French)

Charter of the United Nations

International Court of Justice


Country and regional information

United Nations Protocol and Liaison Service
United Nations Multilingual Terminology Database (UNTERM)
Government information collection
Government and geographic information collection
The World Factbook


Maps and geographical names

GeoNames database
Columbia Gazetteer of the World
Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
ReliefWeb Map Centre
United Nations Geospatial Information Section
World Atlas


Encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauruses and style manuals

Britannica Online
The Chicago Manual of Style
Diccionario Panhispánico de Dudas
Encyclopaedia Universalis
Lexilogos - dictionnaire français
Manuel de rédaction et d’édition de l’Organisation des Nations Unies
Oxford Dictionaries Online (multilingual)
Oxford Reference Online
The Phrase Finder
Trésor de la langue française informatisé
The Word Spy



Biblioteca Nacional de España
Bibliothèque nationale de France
British Library
The European Library
Library and Archives Canada      (English)      (French)
Library of Congress
Library Spot
OECD iLibrary
World Bank eLibrary



African Union - treaties, conventions, protocols and charters
Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs)
     • CrossRef DOI Resolver
Economist Intelligence Unit
Europa Regional Policy Information Sources
Europa World Plus
Eurostat - RAMON Classifications Server
FAO Terminology
Statistics Glossary
Union of International Associations 


Professional standards

Editors' Association of Canada
International Association of Conference Interpreters (AIIC)
International Association of Conference Translators (AITC)