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New at Libraries: SourceOECD, for Economic and Social Science Research

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) groups 30 member countries that share a commitment to democratic government and the market economy. With active relationships with some 70 other countries, NGOs and civil society, OECD has a global reach. Best known for its publications and its statistics, its work covers economic and social issues from macroeconomics, to trade, education, development and science and innovation.

The SourceOECD online database parallels the print output of this international governmental organization whose publications and statistical output represent the roughly 30-member nation states which share a commitment to democratic government and the market economy and which form this IGO. Its materials focus on economic and social issues from macroeconomics, to trade, education, aging society, communication and information technologies, energy, development, and science and innovation.

The OECD plays a prominent role in fostering good governance in public service and corporate activity. It helps governments ensuring responsiveness of key economic areas with sectoral monitoring. By deciphering emerging issues and identifying policies that work, it helps policy- makers adopt strategic orientations. It is well known for its individual country surveys and reviews.

The OECD produces internationally agreed instruments, decisions and recommendations to promote rules of the game in areas where multilateral agreement is necessary for individual countries to make progress in a global economy. Sharing the benefits of growth is also crucial as shown in activities such as emerging economies, sustainable development, social issues, territorial economy and aid.

Statistical data in SourceOECD goes back to whatever date the OECD first began compiling each database. Books or monographs begin with 1998+. Users should search IRIS, the Rutgers Libraries' online catalog, for corresponding publications and for older materials.

Users can access SourceOECD from the frontpage of the Rutgers University Libraries website, either through IRIS or through the Indexes & Databases pages under:

Posted Oct. 31, 2001