U.S. State Department Geographic Bureaus: Europe and Canada Bureau

95/05/19 Fact Sheet: NATO Information Sources
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Fact Sheet: NATO Information Sources

NATO Information On-Line

NATO official documents and publications--communiques, press releases, fact sheets, speeches, and newsletters--are available electronically on the Internet through the NATO Integrated Data Service (NIDS). The service also includes documentation from other NATO agencies and the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE). Information is available on the Internet either by daily automatic electronic mail distributions or through World Wide Web or "gopher" searches, as follows:

-- For e-mail NATO general information: send the message SUB NATODATA (followed by your first and last name) to:


-- For e-mail NATO scientific and environmental information: send the message SUB NATOSCI (followed by your first and last name) to:


-- For NATO documents on the Internet gopher:


-- For NATO documents through the World Wide Web:


Internet connections are widely available commercially, at low cost, on subscription. All data provided by NATO through the NIDS is free of charge. For further information, contact the NATO Integrated Data Service, NATO Headquarters, 1110 Brussels, Belgium. Tel: (Int'l-32- 2) 728. 4599. Fax: (Int'l-32-2) 728.4579. E-mail: NATODOC@ hq.nato.int.

NATO Publications

NATO Review. Published under the authority of the Secretary General, NATO Review is a colorful and informative magazine which contributes to the constructive discussion of Atlantic problems. Articles provide insight into the changing nature of the NATO alliance and do not necessarily represent official opinion or policy of member governments or NATO.

The NATO Review is published six times a year in English, and is also available in French--Revue de l'Otan; German--NATO Brief; Italian-- Notizie NATO; Danish--NATO Nyt; Dutch--NATO Kroniek; and Spanish-- Revista de la OTAN. Quarterly editions are published in Norwegian-- NATO Nytt; Greek--Deltio NATO; Portuguese--Noticias da OTAN, and Turkish--NATO Dergisi.

The NATO Review is free of charge for persons or institutions who inform the public about NATO affairs or who have a professional interest in NATO information, including libraries, research institutions, educational institutionsÄ including school librarians and teachersÄand journalists.

NATO Handbook. A pocket-sized booklet covering all aspects of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the Handbook is published as needed. It is not a formal NATO document and does not, therefore, necessarily represent the official opinion or position of member governments on all policy issues involved. The NATO Handbook is free of charge to qualified applicants of the NATO Review (see above).

U.S. Department of State Sources of NATO Information

The U.S. Department of State includes NATO information on its Internet, CD-ROM, and print publication resources, as follows:

---Department of State Foreign Affairs Network (DOSFAN). On the Internet, DOSFAN provides global access to a timely array of official U.S. foreign policy information, including speeches and testimony by senior officials, plus the official weekly publication Dispatch, Background Notes on countries and international organizations, congressional reports, daily press briefing transcripts, and much more. To access DOSFAN:

Gopher: dosfan.lib.uic.edu
URL: gopher://dosfan.lib.uic.edu/
WWW: http://dosfan.lib.uic.edu/dosfan.html

---U.S. Foreign Affairs on CD-ROM (USFAC). USFAC is a compact, fully searchable foreign policy library, offering more than 4,000 official documents from 1990 through the present. USFAC archives DOSFAN and is published quarterly. One year subscriptions for USFAC (four discs per year) are priced at $80 ($100 foreign) per year and also are available from the U.S. Government Printing Office, P.O. Box 371954, Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7954. To order, call (202) 512-1800 or fax: (202) 512-2250.

---U.S. Department of State Dispatch. Dispatch is the official record of U.S. foreign policy and includes major speeches and congressional testimony by the President, Secretary of State, and senior U.S. officials, plus fact sheets, treaty actions, and more. Subscriptions, which include all supplemental issues and six-month indexes, are priced at $91 domestic third-class postage; $144 domestic first- class; $113.75 foreign and are available from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, P.O. Box 371954, Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7954. To order, call (202) 512-1800 or fax: (202) 512-2250.

May 19, 1995


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