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Grey Literature in Multicultural Women's & Gender Studies (MWGS) Research

This guide will help provide information about grey literature and resources to find grey literature that can be helpful in MWGS research.

Associations, Organizations, and Online Resources

According to Harvard Law School, "the term intergovernmental organization (IGO) refers to an entity created by treaty, involving two or more nations, to work in good faith, on issues of common interest." They also say, "the main purposes of IGOs were to create a mechanism for the world's inhabitants to work more successfully together in the areas of peace and security, and also to deal with economic and social questions" (Harvard Law School, 2022).

There are different types of IGOs such as, global, selective, specialized, and general. The type of IGO is determined by their affiliation or location (Harvard Law School, 2022). To find out more about IGOs and their legal issues and hiring practices, check out Harvard Law School explanations here.

Go to the NGO section to the left to find the customized search for NGOs created for the American Library Association's Government Documents Round Table.

Harvard Law School. (2022). Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs).,exist%20in%20the%20legal%20sense. Accessed 2024, March 15.

IGO Customized Search Engine

Use the search engine to search the list of IGOs listed in this spreadsheet created for the ALA.

According to the University of California's Berkeley Library, "A Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) or Civil Society Organization is any organization not established by government agreement." They go on to say, "They comprise the "third sector" of modern society, in addition to the public and private sectors" (University of California Berkeley Library, 2024). You can read more about NGOs here.

The American Library Association (ALA) have expanded their IGO project to include a custom search engine for NGOs as well. You can find the link to the spreadsheet on the urls used for the search engine here.

Check out the Intergovernmental Organizations section for information on IGOs and the search engine created for them created for the ALA.

University of California Berkeley Library. (2024). Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs). Accessed 2024, March 15.

NGO Customized Search Engine

Use the search engine to search the list of NGOs listed in this spreadsheet created for the ALA.

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