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The Lakeland Library has a substantial number of titles in its collection to support the Model UN/NATO program @ LCC. The reference collection is usually an excellent starting point for research projects. Reference books are non-circulating items (they cannot be checked out) and are designed to be used to look for specific information rather than read cover to cover. Additionally, reference books contain bibliographic records that can lead to the discovery of further resources to support one's thesis. In some instances, the reference books are compiled or supported by primary source documents or case studies. In addition to reference materials, the Lakeland library offers a strong circulating collection to support the program as well.

United Nations

UN videos

United Nations Web Resouorces

United Nations (http://www.un.org/) the official website of the United Nations Organization.

Organization of the Islamic Conference (http://www.oic-oci.org/) "is an inter-governmental organization grouping fifty-seven States. These States decided to pool their resources together, combine their efforts and speak with one voice to safeguard the interest and ensure the progress and well-being of their peoples and those of other Muslims in the world over.”

Organization of the Islamic Conference UN delegation (http://www.oic-un.org/) Website of the Permanent Delegation of the Organization of Islamic Conference to the Un Offices in Geneva and Vienna contains links to news, documents and other OIC committees.

United Nations Population Information Network (http://www.un.org/popin/) A guide to population information on UN system web sites.

U.N. Documents (http://www.un.org/en/documents/) offers access to U.N. founding documents, general assembly records, security council resolutions and documents from other standing U.N. councils.

UNICEF: The United Nations Children's Fund (http://www.unicef.org) Resources include annual "State of the World's Children" reports (back to 1997), statistics, information about the agency's programs, and full text of many of UNICEF's publications on children, health, the environment, child labor, and other topics related to the status of the world's children.

United Nations Documentation: Research Guide (http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/resguide) is designed for researchers interested in United Nations documentation. It presents an overview of the various types of documents and publications issued by the Organization (e.g, reports, resolutions, meeting records, sales publications, press releases) and provides guidance on how to work with them.

Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA): Strengthening Capacity to Manage Ecosystems Sustainably for Human Well-Being (http://www.millenniumassessment.org/en/index.aspx) The MA provides information and research data concerning the consequences of ecosystem change for human well-being and options for responding to those changes.

UN Chronicle (http://www.un.org/wcm/content/site/chronicle/) is the electronic journal of the United Nations published by the UN department of Information. Title is also available full text in Academic Search Complete with issues dating back to june of 1990.

UN Statistics Division (http://unstats.un.org/unsd/default.htm) compiles and disseminates global stiatistics on demographics, economic development and indicators, environmental factors including those that are impacted by global warming as well as promoting the development of both national and international statistical standards.

World Digital Library (http://www.wdl.org/en/) is a searchable product of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization that spans the history of civilization and contains both primary documents and the secondary sources describing them.

UN Audiovisual Library of International Law (http://untreaty.un.org/cod/avl/index.html) consists of three distinct levels: the historic archives of audiovisuals on the adoption of legal instruments by the UN since 1945; the lecture series on virtually every subject of international law by experts in the field; the research library that provides on line access to documents and publications that deal with international law.

U.N. Division for the Advancement of Women (http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/) "DAW actively works to advance the global agenda on women's rights, gender equality and the empowerment of women, and ensure that women’s voices are heard in international policy arenas."

Organization of American States (OAS) (http://www.oas.org/en/default.asp) "The Organization’s four main pillars––democracy, human rights, security, and development––support each other and are intertwined through political dialogue, inclusiveness, cooperation, and legal and follow-up instruments...to maximize its work in the Hemisphere."

World Health Organization (WHO) (http://www.who.int/en/) "WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends."

NATO: Books and EBooks

The Lakeland Library offers numerous titles to support students' preparation for participation in the Model NATO program. Titles can be found searching the catalog using North Atlantic Treaty Organization as a Subject Heading. To locate both print and digital resources available through Lakeland's catalog perform a Keyword search using NATO.

Subject Heading: North Atlantic Treaty Organization

Keyword: NATO

Resources in the Lakeland Library for Model NATO 2010:

Model Nato resources on reserve under HIST 1905 - MODEL UNITED NATIONS at the Circulation desk.

Materials collected performing a keyword search with Pakistan.

Resources available for Pakistan when searched by Subject.

Books retrieved using Afghanistan as a Keyword.

Resources for Afghanistan organized under Subject headings.

Titles retrieved using Slovenia as a Keyword.

Resources available for Slovenia as a Subject Heading.

Materials available under the Subject Heading Spain--history.

Resources available using Spain--politics and government as a Subject Heading.

Nato Web Resources

NATO (The North Atlantic Treaty Organization) (http://www.nato.int/) information on and links to participating NATO agencies and member countries. The NATO Gallery provides biographies and pictures of the current Permanent Representatives on the North Atlantic Council, all NATO Secretaries General, Members of the Military Committee, and the NATO Commander.

NATO NEWS (http://www.natonews.com/) world news website that covers NATO and NATO related events.

NATO Parlimentary Assembly (http://www.nato-pa.int/) searchable site providing access to the reports of the commitees populated by various members of the parliments from participating NATO countries.

Parallel History Project on NATO and the Warsaw Pact (http://www.php.isn.ethz.ch/) provides access to declassified documentation and information about the development of NATO and the Warsaw Pact, their threat perceptions, and their military plans. Sources are drawn from the archives of both NATO and former Warsaw Pact countries, including Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, and Romania.

The Avalon Project at Yale Law School (http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/nato.asp) facsimile of the original North Atlantic Treaty, signed 4 April 1949.

NATO and the Scourge of Terrorism (http://www.nato.int/issues/terrorism/) activities and key publications about the efforts of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to counter terrorism. Browsable chronology; some resources in audio.

Federation of American Scientists(FAS) Congressional Research Services (CRS) Reports (http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/index.html) an extensive archive that is updated frequently for reports on foreign policy and regional affairs that are of ongoing interest to the United States as prepared by FAS.

United States Mission to NATO (http://nato.usmission.gov/ ) the official government site for NATO includes latest news, foreign policy newsletter, upcoming events, speeches and transcripts as well as the state department's daily briefing. Internal and external links provide gateways to supporting information regarding the government and NATO activities.

Global Facts

CIA-The World Factbook (https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/) provides data for all nations of the world includes information on people, geography, economics and more.

PRB: Population Reference Bureau (http://www.prb.org/) provides access to data about people/populations, health and the environment in a global context.

U.S. Department of State, Countries (http://www.state.gov/countries/) provides background information by country or region, travel information, contact information for U.S. embassies and foreign service posts as well as updates on U.S. Department of State activities.

International Affairs/Global Issues

FPIF (Foreign Policy in Focus) (http://www.fpif.org/) is a project of the Institute for Policy Studies that supplies excellent issue briefs, by country and topic.

Institute for Policy Studies (http://www.ips-dc.org/) present generally left/progressive perspectives on international affairs.

Global Issues (http://www.globalissues.org/) provides links to non-U.S.-centered perspectives on global issues that are organized by topic.

Center for Strategic & International Affair (http://csis.org/ ) provides generally conservative, U.S.-centered analysis of international security issues.

Third World Network (http://www.twnside.org.sg/) contributes analysis of international and development issues from Third World perspectives.


Model NATO (http://dept.kent.edu/cicp/natoconference/) site for the model NATO conference containing all the requisite information for potential delegations.

UNA/USA web site (http://www.unausa.org/modelun) the United Nations Association of the United States site offers numerous resources to facilitate preparation for participation in the Model Un program at various academic levels.

Cleveland Council on World Affairs Model Un (http://ccwa.org/model_un.aspx) a very useful site with resources that can assist participants in their preparation.

United Nations CyberSchoolBus - Model UN Headquarters (http://cyberschoolbus.un.org/modelun/over.html) UN site containing information that future participates need to get started preparing for their role as delegates to the UN.

United in Goodwill; the United Nations online (http://www.unol.org/index.htm) “The United Nations OnLine is basically a virtual model United Nations sponsored by GEMUN, or Global Elementary Model United Nations, a service activity of The Robert Muller School, a Non-Profit Organization in Arlington, Texas. The purpose of UNOL is to bring students from around the world together using the power of the Internet on a nonprofit basis for educational purposes.”

Position Papers and Communiques

Xavier University
(http://www.xavier.edu/library/help/position_paper.pdf) provides a useful template for writing position papers.

UNA/USA Model UN (http://www.unausa.org/munpreparation/positionpapers) offers both useful instructions and helpful suggestions for writing an effective position paper.

University of Northern Iowa (http://www.uni.edu/ihsmun/resources/PositionPGuidelines.pdf) prepared this guide complete with a text example of a position paper for the 2010 Iowa High Model UN Spring Conference.

Thessismun 2008 (http://sites.mgkworld.net/thessis08/files/communique_writing.pdf) offers up this Guide for Communique Writing for the North Atlantic Council of NATO.

UNA/USA Model UN (http://www.unausa.org/munpreparation) is a link to their Model UN preparation guide that provides definitions and insight into both form and function.

Parliamentary Procedure

University of Kentucky
(http://library.wvstateu.edu/facultysenate/acadyear2008-2009/SimpleParliamentaryProcedure.pdf) Corporate Extension Service in the College of Agriculture prepared this useful guide for simple parliamentary procedures that includes definitions of terms and types of motions.

Robert's Rules of Order (http://www.kennesaw.edu/pols/semau2008/roberts_rules.html) is a useful guide prepared by Kennesaw State University that nicely encapsulates the basics of Robert's.

Role Playing and Simulations

Asia for Educators, Columbia University
( http://afe.easia.columbia.edu/special/japan_1950_decisions.htm) is an exercise prepared for Asian History courses at Columbia that provides insight and orientation to the fundamentals of role playing.

MSU Academy of International Business (http://aib.msu.edu/resources/exercisessimulations.asp) Global Edge created these simulations to prepare MSU students for business dealings in the International arena.

Carleton College (http://serc.carleton.edu/introgeo/roleplaying/) prepared this site for teaching entry level Geosciences replete with definitions and examples of role playing games.

Citing Sources

MLA Citation Guide this guide provides links to style handbooks in Lakeland's collection, formating and citation examples for MLA style as well as external links to supplemental resources.

Questions or comments, contact:
Michael Billings, Reference Librarian

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