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You can also choose to search across all the United Nations Publications available in the library. When searching across all UN publications, you can search by Creator/Author, Title, Description, Date or Text of the publications. The following table displays the search fields available, the corresponding syntax that you would use to build an Advanced Search, and an example illustrating how to use the syntax in a search query.

Search Syntax

Field Name Syntax Example
Creator/Author creator creator:”Bernardez, Santiago Torres”
Document Title title title:”Guarantees and Stand-by Letters of Credit”
Document Description description description:”Chapter IV”
Volume Date date date:1991
Full Text text text:”Naval Court Martial”

Search Examples

Document Title

The Title field is reserved for the title of specific sections within the documents vs. the volume title. This allows you to drill down and search for a specific section within a volume.

Example: Search for the section called “Status, Breadth and Delimitation of the Territorial Sea” that appears within the United Nations Legislative Series set.

Field Search

Advanced Search

Document Description

Each section or document also has a description. The description is displayed in Italics when you look at the Table of Contents for a volume.

Example: Search for the Treaty Provisions section in the United Nations Juridical Yearbook by using the document description which is “Legal Status of the United Nations”.

Field Search

Advanced Search

Volume Date

You can search across the volume date of a United Nations publication using the Datefield. The volume date will always be in the YYYY format.

Example: Search for the Treaty Provisions section which is found in the Legal Status of the United Nations section from the 1999 volume of the United Nations Juridical Yearbook.

Field Search

Advanced Search

Full Text

You can also search across the full text of all titles or a selection of titles in the United Nations Library.

Example: Search for references to “trafficking in firearms” in the Treaties Concerning International Law Concluded under the Auspices of the United Nations and Related Intergovernmental Organizations section of the United Nations Juridical Yearbook.

Field Search

Advanced Search

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