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thésaurus de l'UNESCO

The UNESCO Thesaurus is a controlled and structured list of terms used in subject analysis and retrieval of documents and publications in the fields of education, culture, natural sciences, social and human sciences, communication and information. Continuously enriched and updated, its multidisciplinary terminology reflects the evolution of the Organization's programmes and activities. The UNESCO Thesaurus contains 7,000 terms in English and in Russian, 8,600 terms in French and in Spanish.

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List of the seven major subject domains, broken down into microthesauri which allow you to gain a quick overview of the subject matter.

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You can launch a query in the online catalogue (UNESDOC) directly from the thesaurus.
Click on the number next to the desired descriptor to obtain the records indexed with that term in unesdoc/unesbib.