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Wednesday, 28th June 2006

A Look at the Many Databases Available from the International Labor Organization

Shirl is taking the week off (very well deserved) from Resource of the Week this time around. Of course, she is continuing to post an amazing amount of new content on ResourceShelf's sister site, DocuTicker.

This week's Resource of the Week comes from RS Contributing Editor, librarian, and compiler of the IWS Documented News Service weblog, Stuart Basefsky. It's a
reprint (with Stuart's permission of course; thanks S.B.) of a recent IWS post that offers a great +overview of the many databases offered by the International Labor Organization (ILO).


Resource of the Week
A Review of International Labor Organization Databases Accessible on the Web
by Stuart Basefsky, MLIS
Martin P. Catherwood Library, School of Industrial & Labor Relations (ILR), Cornell University
Director, IWS News Bureau, Institute for Workplace Studies (IWS)
Contributing Editor, ResourceShelf


ILO Databases
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/support/lib/dblist.htm



ILO databases are available in the following subject areas and nearly all of them are free and unrestricted.

+ Country and Regional Information

GLOBAL COMPACT (Country Information)
http://www.unglobalcompact.org/
Country information system on human rights, labour standards, and environmental protection. (Maintained by the United
Nations Global Compact Network with the participation of the ILO and UNEP)
 

+ Labour Legislation

APPLIS 
http://webfusion.ilo.org/public/db/standards/normes/appl/index.cfm?lang=EN
A database on the application of international labour standards
 
 
Conditions of Work and Employment
database 
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/protection/condtrav/database/index.htm
Includes comprehensive legal information from countries around the world. Covers maternity protection, minimum wages,
working time. 
 
 
Corenit 
http://www.oit.org.pe/corenit/
Base de datos del Control Regular de Normas (in
Spanish) 
 
 
e.quality@work 
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/employment/gems/eeo/index.htm
compilation of basic information on gender equality laws, policies and programmes, including international labour standards as well as national legislation, policies, practices and institutional arrangements introduced by governments, trade unions and public and private sector enterprises
 
 
ILOLEX 
http://www.ilo.org/ilolex/english/index.htm
A database on international labour standards containing ILO Conventions and Recommendations
Quick database search of: 
ILO Conventions
http://www.ilo.org/ilolex/english/convdisp1.htm
and
ILO Recommendations 
http://www.ilo.org/ilolex/english/recdisp1.htm
 
 
NATLEX 
http://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/natlex_browse.home?p_lang=en
A database of national labour law 
 
 
QVILIS 
http://www.oit.org.pe/qvilis_world/index.php
A database on complaints and violatons of trade union rights 
 
 
TRIBLEX 
http://www.ilo.org/dyn/triblex/triblex_browse.home
Thematic analysis of the case law of the ILO Administrative Tribunal 


Labour statistics

 

 
KILM 
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/employment/strat/kilm/index.htm
Key Indicators of the Labour Market
 
 
LABORSTA 
http://laborsta.ilo.org/
The labour statistics database operated by the ILO Bureau of Statistics 
 
 
ILM 
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/protection/migrant/ilmdb/ilmdb.htm
International Labour Migration Database 

 

Occupational safety

CISDOC
http://www.ilo.org/dyn/cisdoc/index_html?p_lang=e
Occupational safety and health, safety standards, chemical and physical hazards 
 
 
CIS Network
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/protection/safework/cis/products/dbs.htm
CIS Centres and other institutions of occupational health and safety 
 
 
ICSC
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/protection/safework/cis/products/icsc/dtasht/index.htm
database for finding international chemical safety cards 
 
 
Substance Abuse and Tobacco in the Workplace Database
http://www.ccsa.ca/ilo/ilotop.htm
Provides key information on issues related to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs in the workplace. 
 

 

Social security 

Social Security Worldwide (SSW) 
http://www.issa.int/ssw
[access restricted]
Covers six different databases on social protection: Scheme Description, Complementary and Private Pensions, Reforms, Legislation, Bibliography and Thesaurus. Produced by the International Social Security Association (ISSA) with the support of the ILO. Outside the ILO: A userid and a password are needed; for information about access contact: issadoc@ilo.org  For alternative, but reliable information source, see --
Social Security Programs Throughout The World
http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/progdesc/ssptw/index.html
 

 

 


Terminology
 

 
ILOTERM 
http://www.ilo.org/iloterm/
An invaluable working tool for linguists, provides English, French, Spanish and German equivalents of terms in the social and labour fields 
 

 

Vocational training and rehabilitation [Disabilities]

 

INFOR 
http://www.cinterfor.org.uy/public/english/region/ampro/cinterfor/sid/index.htm
Bibliographic database of the Inter-American Vocational Training Research and Documentation Centre (CINTERFOR) 
In Spanish at
http://www.cinterfor.org.uy/public/spanish/region/ampro/cinterfor/sid/index.htm
 
 
GLADNET
http://www.gladnet.org/
InfoBase  Global Applied Disability Research and Information Network on Employment and Training (produced with the collaboration of the ILO) 
The publications of the GLADNET Infobase are now held by the Martin P. Catherwood Library, School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University. Please click the link below to search the GLADNET collection of publications in the Catherwood Library's Digital Commons online repository.
Search GLADNET Collection in DigitalCommons@ILR at
http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/gladnetcollect/
 

 

 

World of work

 

ASISTDOC 
http://www.ilo.org/dyn/asist/asistdocs.home
A bibliographic database on labour-based technology 
 
 
BASI
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/employment/multi/basi.htm
Business and Social Initiatives database 
 
 
BDS
href="http://www.bdsknowledge.org/dyn/bds/bdssearch.home">http://www.bdsknowledge.org/dyn/bds/bdssearch.home?
Business Development Service database 
 
 
e.quality@work 
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/employment/gems/eeo/main.htm
compilation of basic information on gender equality laws, policies and programmes, including international labour standards as well as national legislation, policies, practices and institutional arrangements introduced by governments, trade unions and public and private sector enterprises
 
 
ILO Photo Gallery 
http://www.ilo.org/dyn/media/mediasearch.home?p_lang=en
an ever-increasing collection of photos available to the public free of charge. 
 
 
ILO Publications Website
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/support/publ/intro/index.htm
a comprehensive selection of new and recent ILO publications in the areas of labour, employment, social protection, women at work, occupational safety and health, child labour, management and training, labour statistics and more. 
 
 
Informal Economy Resource Database 
http://www.ilo.org/dyn/dwresources/iebrowse.home
covers ILO activities and research related to the informal economy and tools which are relevant for this area. 
 
 
LABORAL 
http://www.oit.org.pe/spanish/260ameri/info/biblio/isis/frquery.html
the bibliographic database operated by the ILO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean 
 
 
Labordoc 
http://labordoc.ilo.org/
The ILO's largest bibliographic database; provides international coverage of labour topics including employment, labour
relations, labour law, working conditions, vocational training, socia security, occupational safety and health, women workers, child labour, migrant workers, economic and social rights and all labour-related aspects of social and economic development. 
 
 
Labour force surveys 
http://www.ilo.org/dyn/lfsurvey/lfsurvey.home
Labour Force Survey is a standard survey of work-related statistics. The following countries and territories make their Labour Force Surveys available online... 
 
 
Poverty, Local Development and Decent
Work 
http://www.ilo.org/dyn/dwresources/dwbrowse.home
This Resource Database contains more than 200 tools and resources that directly or indirectly focus on poverty from a
macro-level perspective and/or from a local development perspective within the ILO's decent work framework. 
 
 
SI-PROMICRO 
http://www.sipromicro.com/index.php
information and documentation on microenterprises in Central America (produced with the collaboration of the ILO) (in
Spanish) 

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