Intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) conduct surveys; publish  research findings; collect and disseminate high quality statistics;  produce reports, articles, newsletters, and much more.   In short,  IGOs can be a terrific resource for you when conducting your own research.  Examples:

Imagine you are looking for articles and data related to education and gender inequality.

  • You wouldn’t want to miss the World Bank’s “Key Issues” page on Girl’s Education.   This part of the Bank’s site offers links to its (freely downloadable) publications and statistics on the topic.
  • Also: check out UNICEF’s “Basic Education and Gender Equality” section.   Provides press releases, publications,  and podcasts.
  • The United Nations has established a special initiative to tackle girls education in particular – the  “Girls Education Initiative.”  Provides press releases, publications, video & audio programs, and links to findings from the GAP Report (Gender Achievements & Prospects in Education).
  • While these groups don’t have subject pages for this topic, they are all working on related projects, conducting research and publishing materials on gender and access to education: the International Labour Organization (ILO); UNESCO; and the Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Another Example:  Imagine you are looking for facts & figures related to telecommunications/broadband access and usage around the world.

  • The OECD has a “Broadband Portal” that brings together all the organization’s statistics related to broadband – including number of subscribers per 100 inhabitants, penetration rates, cable modem coverage, DSL coverage, broadband pricing, speeds and more.   Also links to OECD telecommunication indicators and telecom reports.
  • The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has a wide array of free telecommunication  statistics
  • UNESCO maintains a portal for websites that provide statistics related to our “information society.”  Includes links to the OECD and ITU as noted above, and other useful sites such as country statistical agencies; related EU/Europa sites and sites from scholarly societies/institutes

For further information on IGOs and what they can add to your research efforts check out our guide to Intergovernmental Organizations. Features a Google Custom Search Engine that will allow you to search the sites for more than 30 high quality/reputable  IGOs from a single search box.

HD7129 .C2155 2009
Canada, Parliament, House of Commons, Standing Committee on the Status of Women, Pension Security for Women: Report of the Standing Committee on the Status of Women ([Ottawa]: Standing Committee on the Status of Women, 2009).

HE553 .C3853 2009
Canada, Parliament, House of Commons, Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans, Small Craft Harbours: an Essential Infrastructure Managed by and for Fishing Communities: Report of the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans ([Ottawa]: Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans, 2009).
Online access:

HQ755.8 .P36 2007
Mary Daly, ed., Parenting in Contemporary Europe: A positive Approach (Strasbourg: Council of Europe Publishing, 2007).
Online access:

HQ789 .R54 2006
Council of Europe, Rights of Children at Risk and in Care (Strasbourg: Council of Europe Pub., 2006).
Online access:

HQ792.C3 L67 2010
Mona Gleason et al., Lost Kids: Vulnerable Children and Youth in Twentieth-Century Canada and the United States (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2010).

K487.E3 C474 2009 (LC)
Gary Chartier, Economic Justice and Natural Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009).

K487.H86 L39 2010 (LC)
Austin Sarat, Matthew Anderson & Cathrine O. Frank, eds., Law and the Humanities: An Introduction (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010).

K670 .S39 2006 (LC)
Ingeborg Schwenzer, Model Family Code: From A Global Perspective (Antwerpen: Intersentia, 2006).

K1024 .L58 2009 (LC)
Hélène van Lith, International Jurisdiction and Commercial Litigation: Uniform Rules for Contract Disputes (The Hague: TMC Asser Press, 2009).

K1401 .A922 2007 (LC)
Frederick M. Abbott, Thomas Cottier & Francis Gurry, International Intellectual Property in an Integrated World Economy (New York Aspen Publishers/Wolters Kluwer, 2007).

K3240 .S5446 2009 (LC)
Beth A. Simmons, Mobilizing for Human Rights: International Law in Domestic Politics (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009).

K3242 .P455 2009 (LC)
Gaetano Pentassuglia, Minority Groups and Judicial Discourse in International Law: A Comparative Perspective (Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2009).

K3247 .F67 2010 (LC)
Lisa Ford, Settler Sovereignty: Jurisdiction and Indigenous People in America and Australia, 1788–1836 (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2010).

K3247 .I524 2009 (LC)
Benjamin J. Richardson, Shin Imai & Kent McNeil, eds., Indigenous Peoples and the Law: Comparative and Critical Perspectives (Oxford: Hart, 2009).

K3247 .W488 2009 (LC)
Laurelyn Whitt, Science, Colonialism, and Indigenous Peoples: The Cultural Politics of Law and Knowledge (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009).

K3585 .B57 2009 (LC) Law Reserve
Patricia Birnie, Alan Boyle & Catherine Redgwell, International Law and the Environment, 3d ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009).

K3593 .S668 2009 (LC)
Friedrich Soltau, Fairness in International Climate Change Law and Policy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009).

K3830 .S34 2009 (LC)
Stephan W. Schill, The Multilateralization of International Investment Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009).

K3834.A41965 S37 2009 (LC)
Christoph H. Schreuer et al., The ICSID Convention: A Commentary: A Commentary on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States (ICSID Convention), 2d ed. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009).

K4475 .K55 2007 (LC)
Kim In-gŭn chiŭm, Kukche chose ŭi iron kwa silmu
국제조세의 이론과 실무 / 김인근 지음.
(Sŏul Tʻŭkpyŏlsi: Kwanggyo Itʻaeksŭ, 2007).
(서울특별시 : 광교이택스, 2007).

K5001 .J66 2010 (LC)
Nicholas A. Jones, The Courts of Genocide. Politics and the Rule of Law in Rwanda and Arusha (Abingdon: Routledge, 2010).

K5301 .O833 2009 (LC)
Mark Osiel, Making Sense of Mass Atrocity (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009).

K5486 .M34 2006 (LC)
B. Mahendra, Adult Psychiatry in Family And Child Law (Bristol: Jordan, 2006).

K5519 .R63 2009 (LC)
Nigel Rodley & Matt Pollard, The Treatment of Prisoners Under International Law, 3d ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009).

KD667.C65 L39 2009 (LC)
Lilian Edwards & Charlotte Waelde, eds., Law and the Internet, 3d ed. (Oxford: Hart Pub., 2009).

KD750.A75 C66 2008 (LC)
Nigel Lowe & Gillian Douglas, eds., The Continuing Evolution of Family Law (Bristol: Family Law, 2009).

KD751 .W35 2006 (LC)
Elizabeth Walsh, Working In The Family Justice System: The Official Handbook Of The Family Justice Council, 2d ed. (Bristol: Jordan Pub. Ltd., 2006).

KD753 .P76 2009 (LC)
Rebecca Probert, Marriage Law and Practice in the Long Eighteenth Century: A Reassessment (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009).

KD771 .W66 2009 (LC)
Helen Wood et al., Cohabitation: Law, Practice and Precedents, 4th ed. (Bristol: Family Law/Jordan Pub., 2009).

KD1480 .P48 2009 (LC) Law Reference
Philip H. Pettit, Equity and the Law of Trusts, 11th ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009).

KD1970 .G74 2009 (LC)
Sarah Green & John Randall, The Tort of Conversion (Oxford: Hart, 2009).

KD3144 .N65 2006 (LC)
Sonia Nolten & Nina Goolamali, A Practical Guide to Maternity and Parental Rights, 2d ed. (Haywards Heath: Tottel, 2006).

KD3305 .M33 2006 (LC)
Andrew McFarlane & Madeleine Reardon, Child Care and Adoption Law: A Practical Guide (Bristol: Family Law, 2006).

KD3930 .E54 2009 (LC)
David Feldman, ed., English Public Law (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009).

KD4879 .W3 2009 (LC) Law Reserve
William Wade & Christopher Forsyth, Administrative Law, 10th ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009).

KD5359.A2 T39 2002 (LC)
John Tiley, ed., Studies in the History of Tax Law (Oxford: Hart, 2004- ).

KDK200 .I734 2009 (LC)
Ireland, Law Reform Commission, Consultation Paper: Legal Aspect of Family Relationships (Dublin: Law Reform Commission, [2009]).
Online access:

KDK412 .I734 2009 (LC)
Ireland, Law Reform Commission, Personal Debt Management and Debt Enforcement (Dublin: Law Reform Commission, 2009).
Online access:

KDK450 .I72644 2009 (LC)
Ireland, Law Reform Commission, Civil Liability of Good Samaritans and Volunteers (Dublin: Law Reform Commission, [2009]).
Online access:

KDK926 .I7445 2009
Ireland, Law Reform Commission, Bioethics: Advance Care. Directives (Dublin: Law Reform Commission, [2009]).
Online access:

KDK928 .I74 2009 (LC)
Ireland, Law Reform Commission, Consultation Paper: Legal Aspects of Carers (Dublin: Law Reform Commission, [2009]).
Online access:

KE602 .P39 2009 (LC)
Julien D. Payne & Marilyn A. Payne, Child Support Guidelines in Canada, 2009 (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2009).

KE3758.A29 B87 (LC)
Jonathan Keene Brunet & Pamela Goode, The Annotated Firearms Act and Related Legislation (Markham: Butterworths Canada, 2010)

KE4381 .K58 2009 (LC)
James G. Knight, Michael D. Failes & Laura Karabulut, Canadian Human Rights Act: Quick Reference, 2010 ed. (Toronto: Carswell, 2009).

KE4381.5 S54 2009 (LC) Law Reserve
Robert J. Sharpe & Kent Roach, The Charter of Rights and Freedoms, 4th ed. (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2009).

KE8410.E44 E43 (LC)
Bryan Finlay, Marie-Andrée Vermette & Michael Statham, eds., Electronic Documents: Records Management, e-Discovery and Trial (Aurora: Canada Law Book, 2010).

KE8248.W54 J88 2009 (LC)
Kim Brooks, ed., Justice Bertha Wilson: One Woman’s Difference (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2009).

KE8457 .U52 2010 (LC)
Graham Underwood & Jonathan Penner, Electronic evidence in Canada (Toronto: Carswell, 2010).

KEA230 .A765 2009
Alberta Law Reform Institute, Contracts for the Sale and Purchase of Land: Purchasers’ Remedies (Edmonton: Alberta Law Reform Institute, [2009]).
Online access:

KEO176 .G53 2009 (LC)
Amanda Glasbeek, Feminized Justice: The Toronto Women’s Court, 1913-34 (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2009).

KF6289 .C75 2009 (LC)
Anthony C. Infanti & Bridget J. Crawford, eds., Critical Tax Theory: An Introduction (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009).

KJC1100 .A58 2006 (LC)
Masha Antokolskaia, Harmonisation Of Family Law In Europe: A Historical Perspective: A Tale Of Two Millenni (Antwerpen: Intersentia, 2006).

KJC1104.8 .C675 2007 (LC)
Masha Antokolskaia, ed., Convergence and Divergence of Family Law in Europe (Antwerpen: Intersentia, 2007).

KJC1104.8 .E96 2008 (LC)
Katharina Boele-Woelki & Tone Sverdrup, eds., European Challenges in Contemporary Family Law (Antwerpen: Portland Intersentia, 2008).

KJC1105 .B63 2004 (LC)
Katharina Boele-Woelki et al., Principles of European Family Law Regarding Divorce and Maintenance Between Former Spouses (Antwerp: Intersentia, 2004).

KJC1105 .S86 2005 (LC)
Ian Curry-Sumner, All’s Well That Ends Registered?: The Substantive And Private International Law Aspects Of Non-marital Registered Relationships In Europe: A Comparison of the laws of Belgium, France, The Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Kingdom (Antwerp: Intersentia, 2005).

KJC1189 .V66 2007 (LC)
Machteld Vonk., Children And Their Parents: A Comparative Study Of The Legal Position of Children with regard Their Intentional and Biological Parents in English And Dutch Law (Antwerpen: Intersentia, 2007).

KJC5132.A35 R424 2009 (LC)
Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH), Reforming the European Convention on Human Rights: A Work in Progress, A Compilation of Publications and Documents Relevant to the Ongoing Reform of the ECHR (Strasbourg: Council of Europe Pub., 2009).

KJC5132 .A913 2009 (LC)
Vinodh Jaichand & Markku Suksi, eds., 60 years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Europe (Antwerp: Intersentia, 2009).

KJE1105 .B78 2007 (LC)
Katharina Boele-Woelki & Cristina Gonzáles Beilfuss, eds., Brussels II Bis: Its Impact And Application In The Member States (Antwerpen: Intersentia, 2007).

KJE1105 .I58 2007 (LC)
Johan Meeusen et al., eds., International Family Law for the European Union (Antwerpen: Intersentia, 2007).

KJE1622 .N66 2009 (LC)
Christian v. Bar, Non-Contractual Liability Arising out of Damage Caused to Another (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009).

KJE1105 .I58 2007 (LC)
Johan Meeusen, et al., eds. International Family Law for the European Union (Antwerpen: Intersentia, 2007).

KNQ68 .C4265 (LC)
The China Legal Development Yearbook (Leiden: Brill, 2008).

KNQ1270 .B76 2010 (LC)
Ronald C. Brown, Understanding Labor and Employment Law in China (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010).

KNX68 .O32 2009 (LC)
Hiroshi Oda, Japanese Law, 3d ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009).

KPA2070 .H67 2009 (LC)
Chʻa Kang-jin yŏkkŭm, Hŏnpŏp pusok pŏmnyulchip
헌법 부속 법률집 / 차강진 엮음.
(Pusan-si: Chʻŏngchʻurŏram, 2009).
(부산시 : 청출어람, 2009).

KU4220 .B43 2009 (LC)
Scott Beattie, Community, Space and Online Censorship. Regulating Pornotopia (Surrey: Ashgate, 2009).

KUQ3547.S8 S963 2009 (LC)
New Zealand, Law Commission, Suppressing Names and Evidence (Wellington: Law Commission, [2009]).

KZ1161 .P37 2009
John P. Grant & J. Craig Barker, eds., Parry and Grant Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law Law, 3d ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009).

KZ1268 .B68 2009
Laurence Boulle, The Law of Globalization: An Introduction (Austin: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, 2009).

KZ1303 .R65 2009
David Sloss, ed., The Role of Domestic Courts in Treaty Enforcement – A Comparative Study (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009).

KZ3410 .H54 2009
Rosalyn Higgins, Themes and Theories. Selected Essays, Speeches, and Writings in International Law (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009).

KZ4850 .K578 2009
Jan Klabbers, Anne Peters & Geir Ulfstein, The Constitutionalization of International Law (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009).

KZ6495 .G83 2009
Mark P. Denbeaux & Jonathan Hafetz, eds., The Guantánamo Lawyers: Inside a Prison Outside the Law (New York: New York University Press, 2009).

TD883.148.C3 F56 2008
Canada, Environment Canada, Regulatory Framework for Industrial Greenhouse Gas Emissions ([Gatineau: Govt. of Canada], 2008).

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