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United Nations Depository

As Mississippi's first United Nations Depository, MSU Libraries is now listed among over 400 other depository libraries in 144 countries. The UN documents are housed in the Mitchell Memorial Library's Government Documents Department. Users can access the UN's printed documents during regular Library hours.

United Nations Research Guide

For information on researching the United Nations, including the organization's history, news and statistics, try our United Nations Research Guide

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History of Collection

MSU Libraries was granted United Nations "full depository status with an electronic component" in July of 2001. This means that Mitchell Memorial Library now receives all United Nations documents and materials in either paper or electronic format that depositories are allowed to receive [no restricted documents, conference papers (distributed to conference participants only), some working papers, promotional items, etc.]. Access to UN documentation (with comprehensive coverage beginning in 1993 and selected earlier coverage) and UN Resolutions (including the official records version of resolutions of the General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council and Trusteeship Council since 1946) is offered through the main database, Official Document System (ODS).


Holdings within the Documents Area are available to patrons during all Library hours. Microfiche readers/printers are located in the Area for patron use. Most documents can be checked out. Titles not available in this Depository Collection may be accessible via the Official Document System database or requested through Interlibrary Loan.

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