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New databases and journals

New trials


A note on accessing Library resources

FAO employees at headquarters can access Library resources - through IP recognition - from any FAO computer.

FAO employees in the field can also access most current subscriptions through IP recognition. The trials should be accessed through the FAO Security Gateway (SAG).
If you encounter any issues with the SAG or your IP, please contact the library at fao-library-resources@fao.org and we will try to solve it as soon as possible.

For more detailed information, please see our Accessing Library resources page.


New Databases and journals




Nature Climate Change

Nature Climate Change is a monthly journal dedicated to publishing the most significant and cutting-edge research on the science of climate change, its impacts and wider implications for the economy, society and policy.


Scientific American

Scientific American is the award-winning authoritative source for science discoveries and technology innovations.

FAO employees may access the print version inside the FAO Library.
If you are interested in one or more articles in pdf, please write us at fao-library-reference@fao.org and we will send you the articles by mail. 





Database update – Economist Intelligence Unit

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has a new corporate homepage, www.eiu.com/un, which will continue to be accessible through any FAO computer. Please note though that all existing user accounts have been deactivated on Friday, 29th April 2016 and that you will have to re-register (from a FAO computer) to be able to access EIU content also from any offsite computer.


African Research Online

African Research Online consists of two parts:

1. The African Studies Companion Online contains entries covering guides and resources for African languages, Africa cartography and maps, African film, African studies journals, magazines and newsletters, media guides and news sources for Africa, the African press, African studies library collections worldwide, national archives in Africa, centers of African studies and African studies programs worldwide, awards and prizes in African studies.

2. The Africa Yearbook Online covers major domestic political developments, the foreign policy and socio-economic trends in sub-Sahara Africa – all related to developments in one calendar year.



Econlit is the database of the American Economic Association Database on economic research. It contains more than one million records, with citations and abstracts dating back to 1886. Journal articles, books, collective volume articles, dissertations, working papers and full-text book reviews. Take a look at the list of journals indexed in Econlit. It is accessible through the EBSCOhost search platform.


Web of Science

Thomson Reuters’ Web of Science (WOS) is the world’s largest abstract and citation database of leading scholarly literature. This powerful tool is useful for staying up-to-date with the latest publications in FAO’s areas of work, discovering who is citing your work or the work of others, and discovering better ways to effectively manage your references. For detailed information on all its possibilities visit the ‘Get started’ page on the WOS website.

In order to get the most out of WOS and to be able to access the resource from anywhere, including mobile devices and non FAO computers, we recommend you to create your own user account. 1. Go to webofknowledge.com from a FAO computer or through SAG. 2. Click sign in along the top navigation. 3. Click Register to create a new account.




New Trials




Africa Intelligence

24 May - 23 June

Created in 1996, Africa Intelligence is the leading publication about Africa aimed at professionals. It's published in Paris in French and in English.  Africa Intelligence's portal gathers five publications:

* West Africa Newsletter - Men of power and business networks in West and Central Africa
* Indian Ocean Newsletter - Politics and business in the countries bordering on the Indian Ocean
* Maghreb Confidential - Politics, diplomacy, business: the battle for power and influence in North Africa
* Africa Energy Intelligence - Oil, electricity and gas: a behind the scenes view of the African energy secto
* Africa Mining Intelligence - The strategies of the key protagonists in the African mining sector
Content can also be searched via Country.

URL: https://www.africaintelligence.com.
Access: username/pw = unseiac@un.org / trial17


BMI Research

2 May - 31 May

BMI Research provides independent political and macroeconomic country risk research and in-depth industrial analysis covering 22 major sectors which includes agribusiness, commodities, pharmaceuticals & healthcare and defence & security. BMI Research’s Operational Risk service covers trade and investment risk, crime and security, logistics risk, education and labour market risk. BMI Research’s coverage is Global.

URL: http://www.bmiresearch.com/enter
Access: IP recognition



Cambridge Law Reports 2017

3 April - 19 May

Cambridge Law Reports offers fast and easy access to key case reports, including the contents of the leading International Law Reports series.
The database provides users with extensive search options and a unique browse feature to quickly find required content using variables such as keyword, the parties involved, judge's name, court or year of case.

URL: http://ebooks.cambridge.org/clr/home.jsf
Access: IP recognition



4 April - 4 May

PoolParty is a world-class semantic technology suite that offers sharply focused solutions to your knowledge organization and content business.
Choose your semantic modules and build the backbone of your enterprise semantic services infrastructure. PoolParty grows with the demands of your information management.

URL: https://www.poolparty.biz/
Access: IP recognition


Access 62,000 e-books from Taylor & Francis

2 March - 7 April

This month FAO staff has free access to the e-book collection of Taylor & Francis.

Just to name a few categories:
Environment & Agriculture: 732 e-books
Environmental Studies & Management: 2520 e-books
Food Science & Technology: 191 e-books

URL: http://www.tandfebooks.com/
Access: IP recognition


Foreign Affairs

1 - 31 March

Since its founding in 1922, Foreign Affairs has been a forum for serious discussion of American foreign policy and global affairs. Foreign Affairs is published by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), a non-profit and nonpartisan membership organization dedicated to improving the understanding of U.S. foreign policy and international affairs through the free exchange of ideas.

URL: https://www.foreignaffairs.com
Access: IP recognition


Oxford Encyclopedia of Social Work & Oxford Classical Dictionary

1 February - 3 March

Encyclopedia of Social Work is Oxford's premier social work reference source, featuring monthly updates and an expanding collection of trusted articles.

URL: http://socialwork.oxfordre.com/
Username: UNSEIAC17
Password: UNSEIAC17

Oxford Classical Dictionary contains 6,000 full-text online articles from the print 4th edition as well as newly commissioned and updated entries. It is the first place to turn for clear, authoritative information on all aspects of ancient culture.

URL: http://classics.oxfordre.com
Username: UNSEIAC17
Password: UNSEIAC17


Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law

1 February – 2 March

Edward Elgar Publishing is a global publisher of academic books, journals and online resources in the social sciences and law. The trial provides access to the eBook collections, including law, economics, business and social and political science titles, through the Elgaronline platform.

The Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law is a landmark reference work, providing definitive and comprehensive coverage of this dynamic field. The Encyclopedia is organised into 12 volumes around top-level subjects – such as: water, energy and climate change – that reflect some of the most pressing issues facing us today. Each volume probes the key elements of law, the essential concepts, and the latest research through concise, structured entries written by international experts. The electronic edition features a specially designed interface, powerful search, and direct linking to references.

URL: www.elgaronline.com
Access: IP recognition
Feedback: fao-library-reference@fao.org






29 November - 12 December

InCites is a powerful bibliometric and evaluation tool which could be included in FAO's Web of Science package (currently under evaluation).

Its main features are:

  • Benchmark research output and impact
  • Identify collaborators and subject matter experts
  • Promote areas of strength and specializations
  • Demonstrate results and impact

URL: https://login.webofknowledge.com/ > Create a WOS account (or login) > Go to InCites in the top menu.
Access: IP recognition
Feedback: sarah.dister@fao.org


The Royal Society Journals

1 October - 31 December

The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of the world's most eminent scientists and is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. Today the Society publishes a range of scientific journals covering the breadth of scientific disciplines including its most recent publication, Open Science. The full text of the following journals are accessible through IP recognition and are part of the trial:

URL: https://royalsociety.org/journals/
Access: IP recognition
Feedback: fao-library-reference@fao.org



1 October - 1 November

Edward Elgar Publishing is a global publisher of academic books, journals and online resources in the social sciences and law. The trial provides access to the 2013 and 2014 eBook collections, including law, economics, business and social and political science titles, through the Elgaronline platform. The content includes scholarly monographs, handbooks, encyclopedias and dictionaries.

Note that the 'Refine by subject' menu on the left can be used to find accessible books in specific subject areas, e.g. Development Studies, Environment.

URL: http://www.elgaronline.com/browse?access=user
Access: IP recognition
Training material: Searching and browsing
Feedback: fao-library-reference@fao.org