Guide to European Union Research
Encyclopedias and Dictionaries
- Encyclopedia of the European Union. edited by Desmond Dinan. Boulder : Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2000. Updated ed. Olin Library and Law Library Reference JN30 .E52x 2000
- Eurojargon: a dictionary of European Union acronyms, abbreviations and terminology compiled and edited by Eric Davies. Manchester, Eng. : European Information Association , c2004. 7th ed. In print at Olin Library and Law Reference HC240 .E748 2004
- Eurojargon: A plain language guide to Eurojargon (EU Commission)
- IATE (Translators' guide)
- Glossary: The reform of the Union in 233 definitions [DA, DE, EL, EN, ES, FI, FR, IT, NL, PT, SV.]
EU Whoiswho: The official directory of the European Union (English link)
- Who's Who in the European Union. Luxembourg : Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2005- Olin Library JN27 .I61 + Latest volume in Reference, earlier volumes for historical information are in Olin Stacks at same call number.
- EU Offices around the World: Unified External Service of the European Commission
- EU Depository Libraries: In the United States
Cornell University Library manages extensive collections of European Union (formerly European Communities and European Community) print documents and publications which extend from the 1950s to the present. Cornell University Library has been a depository library for documents and publications of the European Union since 1997. The library receives one copy of most EU publications in the English language free of charge. In addition to these official publications, the Library's collection includes extensive materials on Western Europe European integration, European institutions, and other specific and comparative topics in books, journals, newspapers, and archival materials on microfiche. This guide hints at the tip of this lode.
Increasingly EU documents and publications can be found on the Internet or through Cornell-restricted databases.
At Cornell, European Union publications are integrated into the subject collections of Cornell's libraries and can be located using the online catalog. Most of the materials specifically on agricultural policy can be found at Mann Library, and most of the materials on vocational development, labor relations, and related topics can be found at the Industrial and Labor Relations Library. The Cornell Law Library maintains separate collections of EU documents and publications appropriate to its areas of responsibility.
Cornell Institute for European Studies maintains web pages which may offer additional information.
For comprehensive records of the Library's print and licensed electronic resources relating to the EU, try guided keyword searches in the Cornell library catalog using European language terms.
Europa (European Commission, Brussels)
European Commission (Washington D.C.)
- The Commission
- Committee of the Regions
Council of the European Union (find Presidency Conclusions here)
- Court of Auditors (EU's "financial conscience")
- Court of Justice
- Economic and Social Committee
- European Central Bank
- European Investment Bank (EIB)
- European Ombudsman
- European Parliament
- The European University Institute
- Intergovernmental Conferences (IGC)
EU Internal Events and Press
Calendar: Scheduled activities for major EU institutions.
- Europe in the US: Delegation of the Commission of the European Union to the United States
- Press Releases: EUROPA RAPID
- EU News: Click & Read: Prepared primarily in French for a Swiss audience, but with much of broader interest.
News through Cornell Restricted Databases (non-EU official)
LexisNexis Academic Universe (Library Gateway's Find Databases) Access to full text resources on topics including current and general news; business and financial information; newspapers; company directories; government and politics; medical and health and other topics. Resources include TV and radio news transcripts. (European News option offers Agence France Press, The Economist, and Financial Times. Select either "World news" and "European news" or "Foreign Language News.")
Access world news collection: the ultimate news archive. Chester, Vt. : NewsBank, inc., [200u]- (Library Gateway's Find Databases) Selected news from over 100 international newspapers translated into English.
World news connection WNC. [Washington, D.C.?] : NTIS ; [Cary, N.C.] : Dialog, c1995- (Library Gateway's Find Databases) Selected news from the foreign press translated into English. A successor to the FBIS Daily reports from the Foreign Broadcasting Information Service and the JPRS reports from the Joint Publications Research Service provided through the National Technical Information Service. The material is obtained from non-U.S. open-source political speeches, television programs, radio broadcasts, newspaper articles, periodicals, and books. The content focuses primarily on military, political, environmental, scientific, technical, and socioeconomic issues and events. Because of copyright restrictions some material which appears in the FBIS Daily Reports is not included in WNC but may be available on the FBIS Publications CD in the Olin Electronic Text Center.
Guide to Finding The News at Cornell (A "must see" resource).
European News and Newspapers from the Western European Studies Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries.
- Central Europe Online
- EU Business
- European Access
Citations to the bibliographic essays in European Access from CU Boulder
- European Foreign Policy Bulletin online,
Academy of European Law, European University Institute, Florence
- European Integration online Papers (EIoP), ECSA-Austria
- European Journal of International Law
- European Voice, A Weekly View of the Union
- Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
- RFE/RL Newsline
- WEU/ISS Chaillot Papers
- Working Papers Series, Harvard Jean Monnet Chair
- Alphabetical Subject Index from the Commission, and the US Delegation Server, and a thematic index from Europarl
- ECLAS, the European Commission Library Catalogue from the Libraries site. Available in French and English. Includes the complete database of 350,000+ records and links to many documents online.
- Accession to the European Union
- Agenda 2000: U.S. Delegation Server, and the Europa Server
- Coordination of Space Activities
- ELVIL, the European Legislative Virtual Library
- Eur-Lex Documents of Public Interest
- European Council Summits 1985-2006
- Europarl, Studies and Background Documents
- The European Commission: Official Documents
includes Green Papers, White Papers, and General Reports and more.
- Eurostat's Online Publications and Statistical Indicators
- EU Commission and Special Interest Groups
- EU and Kosovo
- Mine Actions
- History of Europe as a Supranational Region Lists and links to every key historical document in European integration beginning with the 1957 Treaty of Rome. Compiled by the European Studies Bibliographer at Brigham Young University.
- Bulletin of the European Union (archived, last date of publication 8/31/09)
- General Report on the Activities of the European Communities (2004-present)
- Legal Databases on the Europa Server
- CELEX: Access to European Union law CELEX is a comprehensive and authoritative source of EC law offering full-text coverage of a wide range of legal acts from the founding treaties, to enacted and proposed legislation, international agreements and the decisions of the European Courts before Dec. 31 2004. For Jan. 2005 forward, use Eur-Lex. CELEX is also available through LexisNexis Academic Universe.
- Eur-Lex (European Union Law) Initially, EUR-Lex provides free public access to issues of the Official Journal of the European Communities (both L and C series) published in the last twenty days, the Treaties, consolidated versions of existing legislation and recent judgments by the Court of Justice.
- PreLex the database for monitoring the decision making process between EU institutions.
- COM Documents published in the OJ C from the Parliament Web Server
- DGIV Links to:) Competition Policy (former DG IV): Antitrust, Liberalisation, Mergers, State Aid, and International
- European Environmental Law Homepage
- European Parliament Legislative Observatory
- Harmonised Standards
Legal Research Guide: Cornell Law School's Guide to EU and Law
- European Union, Selected instruments taken from the treaties (A collection of EU Treaties)
- Amsterdam: A new Treaty for Europe ES, DA, DE, FR, IT, NL, PT, FI, SV
- Treaty of Nice
- Treaties with 3rd Parties, Council of the European Union
- Access to Commission Documents, A Citizen's Guide
- Cologne Report on Environmental Integration, Mainstreaming of environmental policy
- Draft charter of fundamental rights of the EU
- The EU Today and Tomorrow: Adapting the EU for the Benefit of its peoples and preparing for it for the future. A General Outline for a Draft Revision of the Treaties
Dec 5, 1996, from the Conference of the Representatives of the Governments of the Member States, Dublin II (Conf 2500/96)
- Committee of Independent Experts, First Report on Allegations regarding Fraud, Mismanagement and Nepotism in the European Commission, 15 March 1999
- Handbook for Implementation of EU Environmental Legislation
- Memorandum by the EU at the 54th UN General Assembly
- Official Documents on Peace-Building and Conflict Prevention
- Reforming the Commission
- Standards Setting in the EU (PDF), NIST Special Publication 891, 1997 edition
- State Aid
- White paper on growth, competitiveness and employment - The challenges and ways forward into the 21st century COM(93) 700 final
- Annual Report on competition policy - 1971- present
- Common Agricultural Policy, Current Review
- Competition Policy Newsletter
- Environment for Europeans (formerly Enlargement Newsletter, DG for Environment and Enlargement)
- European Economy Includes EU Economic Review and the Annual Economic Report
- EP News
- EU Annual Report on Human Rights
- Eurobarometer public opinion surveys
- European Dialogue DGX Magazine for Central Europe and the Baltic States.
- Eurofocus, DG X (Information aimed at a general readership, in the form of short texts, ready for publication.)
- Europinion Continuous Tracking Survey (CTS)
- Natura 2000, DG for Environment (1996-2004)
- Report on US Barriers to Trade and Investment 1999 (Note: Historical Information has been removed from the Europa Server)
- Research and Technological Development Activities of the European Union Annual Reports
- Sixth Periodic Rpt on the social and economic situation and development of the regions of the EU (1999)
- Archives, Historical Archives Database
- Market Access Database
- ADAM: Système Administratif et Documentaire des Achats et Marchés
The ADAM database contains all the data (but not the reports) related to market research done by the external consultants. References to internal reports from 1997 onwards by external consultatns commissioned by the European Commission.
- Dialogue with Business
- E-Commerce Site, via ISPO
- Public Tenders
TED (Tenders Electronic Daily) is a database containing all European calls for tender published in the Official Journal Supplement S of the European Communities. It is official information source for public procurement opportunities from the European Union, the European Economic Area and beyond.
- Citizenship: Your Europe: Information for Citizens
- Common Foreign and Security Policy
- eironline European Industrial Relations Observatory online from the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions
- European Agency for the Evaluation of Medicinal Products (E.M.E.A.)
European Environment Agency (EEA)
European Training Foundation
European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP);
European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions
European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA)
Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market
- European Constitution
- European Convention
- A Constitution for Europe
- Treaty Establishing a Constitution for Europe. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2005. This publication contains the text of the Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe as signed in Rome on 29 October 2004 and published in the Official journal of the European Union on 16 December 2004 (C series, No 310). (Olin Library KJE4443.32004 .A2 2005)
- External Relations
- Immigration and Asylum
European Parliament's statement
- Informatics Policy
- R&D (Research and Development)
- Women: Gender Equity (formerly Women’s Site)
- Foreign Governments, via Northwestern U.
- Foreign Ministeries of EU Member States
- European Governments on the WWW (not updated since June 2003)
- European Governments on line from the Europa Server
- Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe
- Council of European Municipalities and Regions
- Inforegio: European Regional Development Fund & Cohesion Fund
RESOURCES FOR RESEARCH ABOUT THE EU
European Integration Online Papers The only peer-reviewed E-journal in the field of European integration, published by the European Community Studies Association (ECSA), Austria since 1997; authors retain their own copyright, and the journal is freely accessible on the Internet.
European Integration Current Contents (New York University) Provides access to the tables of contents of journals relevant in European Integration research - law, human rights, economics, history and political sciences. Currently covers 108 journals published in nine languages and 14 countries. Where available, abstracts are also included.
European Research Papers Archive Fulltext working papers and discussion papers from nine European or North American insitutes.
Archive of European Integration (AEI) Since February 2003, an "online repository and archive for research materials on the topic of European integration," freely accessible on the Internet, containing full-text copies of independently-produced materials such as working and policy papers and journal articles, as well as some official EU documents - primarily historic documents that are difficult to locate or not online elsewhere.
- Embassy homepages GlobeScope Internet Services
Euroguide is a subject gateway to websites containing information about the European Union. It has been developed by Essex County Libraries with input from members of the EARL European Task Group. EARL (Electronic Access to Resources in Libraries) is a consortium of 146 public library authorities. Euroguide has been designed to assist users find authoritative sources of EU information on the web. The guide offers access by 60 subject categories.
- The Federation of European Employers
- Human Rights Policy
- House of Lords Select Committee on the European Communities
- International Organizations, (EU Section) via Northwestern U.
- International Organization Web Sites,
complied by the Union of International Associations selected from the Yearbook of International Organizations
- The European Union Center of Excellence and European Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh
- European Search Engines, Directories and Lists
- Web Sites of National Parliaments
- European Union Studies Association (EUSA)
- European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR)
University Gateways (links to resources or guides)
- European Union Research Guides from the U. of Pittsburgh.
- History of European Integration Site, Leiden University
- Collections Bibliographies: U. of California, Berkeley, U. of Exeter
- Internet Resource Pages: U of Mannheim, EDC
MLA citation style MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (5th ed.)
CU Library Reference locations include Olin and Uris Libraries at call number: LB 2369 .G53x 1999.
Managing Information using Citation Software
RefWorks is a web-based program that allows you to easily collect, manage, and organize bibliographic references by interfacing with databases. RefWorks also interfaces directly with Word, making it easy to import references and incorporate them into your writing, properly formatted according to the style of your choice. For more information and to sign up for an account: http://www.refworks.cornell.edu
EndNote allows you to build your own database of bibliographic references from a variety of resources, including library catalogs and periodical indexes. EndNote interfaces with several standard word processing programs and provides direct connections to resources, making it easy to import references and incorporate them in your writing. EndNote (or RefWorks) is highly recommended for researchers. EndNote workshops are regularly held on campus.
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February 2, 2006 (seh/vc)
Created by Sarah How
Bibliographer, Western European Social Sciences