OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) is an international organisation of governments that work together to “understand what drives economic, social and environmental change. It measures productivity and global flows of trade and investment. It analyses and compares data to predict future trends. It sets international standards on a wide range of things, from agriculture and tax to the safety of chemicals.” (OECD website)
As the above definition suggests, the OECD collection can provide valuable data for researchers in a wide variety of disciplines. The library services at University of Aberdeen provide access to students and academic staff to the OECD collection on paper in Taylor Library, or online, through the OECD iLibrary database.
OECD resources in the library
Taylor Library has an extensive paper collection of OECD documents on Floor 2 in Taylor Block D. We have a large selection of periodicals, books, pamphlets, reports and statistics. Items are catalogued differently in this collection; the shelfmarks have an OECD- prefix attached. The library holdings cover the years between 1961 and 2004. For documents after 2004, please use OECD iLibrary database.
The database contains all the publications and data-sets released by not only OECD but also the International Energy Agency, the Nuclear Energy Agency, the OECD Development Centre, PISA and the International Transport Forum.
It covers different subject fields from agriculture and food through economics, education, employment, energy, environment to health and social issues. From 1998 onwards, through OECD iLibrary, you can access:
- 15 240 e-book titles
- 77 950 chapters
- 231 820 tables and graphs
- 2 185 articles
- 6 165 multilingual summaries
- 6 370 working papers
- 7 billion data points across 79 databases.
If you need help with this collection, please get in touch with us.
Taylor Library Team