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Model UN Library Resources

Doing research for MUNUC, ChoMUN, or other Model UN conferences? Start here.

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Getting Started

How to Write a Background Guide -- from ChoMUN (via

UN Global Issues -- what the UN is saying about your topic.


Finding Books:

  • Library Catalog - Searches books (and e-books) owned by the University of Chicago Library. Start here for finding books.
  • Worldcat - Searches the book catalogs of major university libraries in the United States, Canada, and beyond.
  • HathiTrust - Digitzed books from the collections of major universities libraries. Mostly older material (pre-1923), but also includes government documents.
  • Google Books - Books digitized by Google and/or contributed by publishers. Usually NOT full-text, but searchable and with "previews."

Book checked out? Not owned by the U of C Library? No problem!

If the book you want is checked out, or is a title we don't own (yes, we don't own every single book), then borrow it from another library for free!

  • Borrow Direct - Ivy League, MIT, and Chicago expedited interlibrary loan
  • UBorrow - CIC (Big Ten) schools, including Chicago, expedited interlibrary loan
  • Interlibrary Loan - regular interlibrary loan between virtually any library in the United States (and many worldwide).

If you see the FindIt! button, you can access Borrow Direct, UBorrow, and Interlibrary Loan with a few clicks.

Online Magazines

Journal Articles

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Scholarly research on Model UN conferences – it exists.

Finding scholarly journal articles:

Statistical Data

Finding data and statistics:


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Rebecca Starkey
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Director of Teaching and Academic Engagement
Regenstein Library, Room 363

Subject Areas: Education, Library Science