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Site Navigation and Structure


How is the doCip Website structured?

The website has 7 main sections and sub-sections accessible through drop-down menus. These will unfold when passing the mouse over the name of the section.

The pages containing news and general information on our organization and activities and on the different conferences have been designed with the CMS Typo3. To make a research in this part, one must use the research tool that can be found at the bottom and on the right-hand side of the website. This tool doesn’t make researches in the documentary database (see below).

The online documentary databases, as well as the one hosting the entirety of the Update issues, were created with the Greenstone software. To make researches in these two bases one must thus use the specific research tool that can be found there.


What is RSS 2.0? How to use it?

RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a Web feed format used to publish frequently updated content such as news headlines. That's we propose in doCip website. If you subscribe to our RSS feed, you will be appraised of new content added.

Most recent browsers enable to subscribe easily to RSS feeds. To subscribe to our feed :

  • Internet Explorer 7: click on the link “RSS 2.0” of our website. Explorer will ask you if you wish to subscribe. Answer affirmatively and follow the indicated steps.
  • Firefox: vyou can use one of the proposed RSS readers (aggregators) as an extension such as "Sage" or "Wizz RSS". Once that the extension is installed and open in a lateral window, for example, place the cursor on “RSS 2.0” in our website and drag it to the window of the aggregator.
  • Opera : click on the “RSS 2.0” link. You will be asked to subscribe. Answer affirmatively and follow the indications.
How can I get a quick overview of the new doCip site?

There is a sitemap of our site. Just click on the "Sitemap" link on the bottom of the right column.

Documentation Center


Troubles visualizing Online Documentation' page?

It's maybe causeb by browser compatibility problem. In this instance, please click here to open the Online Documentation in a new window.

I'm looking for a statement - where can I find it?

All our online documentation is in the "Online Documentation Center". Read the following questions about its use. If you don't find the document you are looking for, please ask documentaliste using the the online form or by phone.


How is the Online Documentation Center structured?

There is a common search form (read next question), and three tree-like classifiers: "Historical Documents", "Conferences" and "Organizations-Governments". Our online CENDOC is structured as follows :


  • The documentation relating to the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and other documents about the history of Indigenous Peoples fundamental for their understanding can be found in "Historical documents".
  • Conference and other international meetings documents (Permanent Forum, WGIP, HRC) can be found in "Conferences". They are organized in an arborescence (hirerarchical tree) that respects the year and within it, usually the agenda items.
  • The same documents, as well as other ones produced outside of the conference background can also be visualized by entering the "Organizations - Governments" tab. This approach allows an overview of the statements and views of a specific government or organization.


How can I search a document? How does the Online doc "Search" function work?

Several options are possible: You can make « simple » searches (by exploiting only one field):

  • In the integral (full) text of the document
  • By author (persons or organizations)
  • By conference
  • By organization (which includes indigenous and international -including UN- organizations as well as governments
  • By subject
  • By language

In the simple search form (standard view), first choose the search index - plain text, author, conference or subject, then use "some" for results matching any of your keywords, or "all" for results that match all your keywords. Enter the keyword(s) and click on "Begin Search". It is not necessary to write the entire term you’re looking for. Thanks to truncation (sign "*" or asterisk) it is possible to find documents, for example on pygmees, by typing pygm*. Similarly, il you are searching for statements containing an exact expression, you can use quotation marks (“”). For exemple, to find documents with the expression “Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples", you can written it into quotation marks.

You may make more precise searches by combining words or fields. Advanced search can be chosen and its parameters defined by clicking on « Preferences ». If you choose a multi field search, you may use the « boolean » operators (AND, OR, AND NOT) to combine the fields.

  • AND specifies the search. Example : BELKACEM in "Author" AND Permanent forum|2007 in "Conferences" precisely allow to access to the statements of Mr Lounès during the 2007 Permanent Forum.
  • OR broadens the search. Example : Women in "Subjects" OR Water in another "Subjects" field give access to documents that cover these two themes indistinctly
  • AND NOT excludes an element from the search. Example : a request with Simat in the "Author" AND NOT Permanent forum|2007 in the "Conferences" field will find statements of Mary Simat in various conferences with the exception of the 2007 Permanent Forum.

To open a document, click on the little pdf icon : icone

Update's database


How to search in Update/Informativo database?


There are three ways to search in the database:

  • By year and issue: all issues corresponding to a particular year are displayed in reverse chronological order, showing the number of the issue and its content. To choose a year, click on the corresponding tag.
  • By date of publication: all issues corresponding to a particular year are displayed in reverse chronological order, showing the month when it was published. To choose a year, click on the corresponding tag.
  • Using the search function: this function allows searching for specific words, either in the text or in the Titles of all the Updates contained in the database.

The Updates are available both in PDF and in text format. To download an issue, please choose the PDF format (which retains the original lay out). When using the search function, choosing the text format in the results of your search will make it easier to spot the words you are looking for, as these will appear highlighted. Most issues are also available in Word or RTF format on request at doCip.

Category: Update's database
How is the Update/Informativo database structured?


The Updates are organized:

  • by year and issue (with indication of the months covered by the issue), in reverse chronological order.
  • by date (month) of publication, which can be slightly different of the period covered by the issue, for obvious reasons arising from the publication process.



Category: Update's database
Periodicals Database


How is the doCip Periodicals Database structured?

There is a common search form. There is also a classifier named "Periodicals by region". Inside you will find an arborescence : Region -> Title ->Year.

How and what to search?

Search by digitized table of contents or by the title of the publication.

The tables of contents have been digitized with Optical character recognition (OCR) which allows for you to search directly for terms found in them. If you are looking for information about the Yanomami, for example, you can write the word in the search function: after pressing the "Begin search" button, you will see a list of the publications and the specific numbers of each in which the Yanomami are mentioned. Afterwards, you can either contact doCip or else contact the organisation which edited the publication to obtain access to the content of the articles which interest you.

If there is an electronic version of the publication, you will see the link on the record.

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