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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.


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.

LabourDiscovery   access to ebooks and journal articles.

  • LIS - a data archive and research center dedicated to cross-national analysis and is home to two databases:
    • The Luxembourg Income Study Database (LIS) - the largest available income database of harmonised microdata collected from about 50 countries in Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Australasia spanning five decades.
    • The Luxembourg Wealth Study Database (LWS) - the only cross-national wealth microdatabase in existence.

ILO officials who would like to access need  to register individually at:  
LIS will quickly revert to each requester and provide the necessary credentials to access.


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 subscribes to a variety of e-journals and databases, dictionaries, digital collections and guides. The e-journals most requested are :

Some e-journals request password

  • 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
  • Project Syndicate.  Forward the request to Edit, Indira, Irma or 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: September 24, 2021.