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OECD iLibrary

Monday, 02 May 2022

Online library for statistics, data and analyses on economics, society and the environment

The OECD iLibrary contains all the research findings, analyses and data published by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development). The iLibrary comprises

  • 18,500+ eBooks,
  • 275,000+ charts and diagrams,
  • 6,400+ multilingual abstracts and
  • 7+ billion records from 44 databases

on economics, occupations and the labour market, education, energy, development policy, finance, research and development trade, industry and services, agriculture and nutrition, social policy, migration and health, taxation, the environment and transport. In addition, it includes reports from the International Energy Agency (IEA), the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), the OECD Development Centre, PISA and the International Transport Forum (ITF).

The brochure Discover OECD iLibrary offers a compact overview of the content and themes.

You can browse the content of the OECD iLibrary via the navigation bar by theme, country or media type (under “Catalogue”). There are shortcuts here to statistics and podcasts too.

A NEW feature of the OECD iLibrary are podcasts on education, health, gender topics, the environment and economics. The podcast collection currently numbers around 90 contributions, available to download as an mp3 or a pdf transcript or streamed online. As with all titles in the OECD iLibrary, podcasts are indexed and have an export function for reference management.

Statistics: can be researched in the databases, country statistical profiles and statistical publications.
- You can search whole databases (extract data from across datasets) or only selected parts. Click on the name of a database to see a description and a list of the sources it uses.

- Indicators: The country statistical profiles contain data on economics, education, energy, the environment, foreign aid, health, information/communication, trade and society. You can look up data for individual countries or by theme.

The search function is available on every page. The quick search is preset to include titles, abstracts, authors, ISBNs/ISSNs/DOIs, tables of contents and countries. Please note that the full-text pdfs are not searched. The advanced search allows you to create precise search queries using multiple filters. You can filter the results list by year of publication, media type or language. 
In the more detailed view of each search result, you can see an abstract and the available languages and formats, as well as options to share or export the citation to reference management software. The database is optimised for use on mobile devices.

The OECD iLibrary offers support for researchers in the form of short video tutorials, such as “How to get the best search results” or “How to work with statistical databases on OECD iLibrary”. You can find the videos under Resources for Users and Researchers or on Youtube. They are in English with subtitles in up to 7 languages, which you can activate via the gear wheel symbol on the video.

Please see the OECD iLibrary User Guide for further information. This quick reference guide is available here in 8 languages.


The university library licences the OECD iLibrary for the University of Graz. You can find it in unikat and DBIS. Please pay attention to the conditions of use.
The database is accessible from anywhere on campus, and university members can access it remotely using a VPN.

Please make use of our online tutorials on unikat, literature research and reference management, as well as the courses that take place during the semester. For more information, please see the university library course catalogue.

If you have any questions about this database, please send them to ub.zeitschriften(at)uni-graz.at.

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