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Toolkit for Librarians: ILO users (HQ and field)

The toolkit is intended for helping ILO library reference team to answer users request and needs received via LibAnswer.

Sources of Information

Information resources for ILO users

Some relevant platforms to find journals articles available via Library Intranet & Knowledge Hub  under E-Resources :

Journal articles
  • Jstor - Journal articles
  • EbscoHost - Journal articles
  • EIU – The Economist Intelligence Unit.
  • ProQuest - Offers journals and news articles.
  • Science Direct - Journal articles on management, economics and social science.
  • HeinOnline – international legal journals, publications, laws.
  • LexisNexis – Full-text legislation, case law, legal literature and news.

LabourDiscovery   access to ebooks and journal articles.


ILO Journals

International Labour Review - old issues are available publicly through the library's server at: in English P09602; in French P09628 , in Spanish P09645 and German P09667. Issues and indexes are also available through HeinOnline Law Journal Library via Library Intranet & Knowledge Hub  under E-Resources. In addition, more recent issues, since 2017, are published by Wiley.

Official Bulletin - old issues of Serie A and Serie B are available publicly through the library's server at P09604, in French P09635 and in Spanish P09648.

International Journal of Labour Research - Earlier title was Labour education (1964-2007). From 2009 to 2015 available  through the library's server at P09238 and also via ACTRAV's website

International Social Security Review  -  ISSA review P09247; prior entitled Bulletin of the international social security association. As from 2014 only published in English. Also available from JournalTocs.


External e-journals  – The most requested

The Library had subscribed to a variety of e-journals and databases, dictionaries, digital collections and guides. The e-journals most requested are the follow:

Some e-journals request password. They are handled by Joelle or Susana: 

  • El Diplo - Le Monde Diplomatique en español. Forward the request to Joelle
  • Financial Times . Forward the request to Joelle.
  • Legis-PALOP + TL. Forward the request to Susana.
  • Monthly Barometer. Forward the request to Susana.
  • Statista. Forward the request to Susana

Research Guides and Finding Aid

Research Guides

 26 RG by topic to help users to start their research. The most relevant for references questions  :

Finding aid on General Surveys - to find ILO Reports General Surveys by theme, by year or by ILO instrument.

IMS/INFOTEC - Last Update: May 28 2020.