Selected Resources for: European Studies

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Subject Librarian:

Gordon Anderson

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This subject covers: the study of contemporary Western European society (including Great Britain). Other related topics are: History, European; Iberian Studies; and Scandinavian Studies.


Article Databases and Indexes

Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes

ATLA lists journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion. Some listings link to full text of articles. More about ATLA

Covers the world's scholarship in history from 1450 to the present.

The IMB is an interdisciplinary guide to the study of the Middle Ages, the period 476-1500. Geographic coverage extends across Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa, covering resources in over 25 languages. Note: The IMB provides downloadable software to view and print non-English diacritics and special characters.

Iter is a bibliography of over 230,000 articles and reviews drawn from over 475 medieval and renaissance journal titles.

The MLA International Bibliography is a classified listing and subject index of scholarly books and articles on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics which has been compiled by the Modern Language Association of America since 1926.

Use this index for broad coverage of social science issues worldwide. Includes articles, books, conference proceedings, government documents, and book chapters.

This core database for the field of sociology contains information on sociology and social policy worldwide. Sociological Abstracts includes citations from the 1952-present.

CSA Worldwide Political Science Abstracts is building on the merged backfiles of Political Science Abstracts, published by IFI / Plenum, 1975-2000, and ABC POL SCI, published by ABC-CLIO, 1984-2000. The database provides citations, abstracts, and indexing of the international serials literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, and public administration & public policy.


General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles

The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database, Academic Search Premier provides full text for thousands of scholarly (peer-reviewed) publications.


Catalogs and Bibliographies

Bibliographies

For over 100 years, IBZ has been documenting scholarship in the humanities, social sciences and related fields. IBZ contains more than 3.2 million journal articles from 10,700 journals and other publications from 40 countries in more than 40 languages.

Hosted by the Royal Irish Academy Library (Dublin), Irish History Online is an authoritative guide (in progress) to what has been written about Irish history from earliest times to the present. It currently contains over 77,000 bibliographic records (February 2012). Over 3,200 new entries were added to the database during 2011, while a further 11,400 existing entries were upgraded.


Catalogs

The Hathi Trust is a reliable and increasingly comprehensive digital archive of library materials converted from print that is co-owned and managed by a number of academic institutions.

Search with MNCAT to find books, journals, etc. owned by the library. Search by keyword, subject, title, or author for materials on your topic.

Provides bibliographic citations of books, serials, manuscripts, maps, music scores, sound recordings, films, theses/dissertations, and other resources. WorldCat includes holdings information for nearly 30,000 libraries worldwide.


National Bibliographies

This link goes to the catalogs page. Start a search in either the Catalogue général or The Union Catalog of France (Catalogue Collectif de France/CCFr).

The German National Library is central archival library and national bibliographic centre for the Federal Republic of Germany. Its task, unique in Germany, is to collect, permanently archive, comprehensively document and record bibliographically without gap all German and German-language publications from 1913 on and to make them available to the public.


General Reference Sources

Biographical Sources

This reference work provides 50,000 specially-written signed biographies of the men and women who shaped all aspects of the British past, from the earliest times to the end of the year 2000.


Country Studies

The Library of Congress Country Studies Series presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world. The series examines the interrelationships of those systems and the ways they are shaped by cultural factors.


Encyclopedias

Concise as well as scholarly articles on a wide range of subjects. Also includes links to related Internet resources, and the Britannica Book of the Year. Search tip: When combining words in search, capitalize AND. For example: revolution AND 1848


General Reference Works

The House of Commons Parliamentary Papers are vital to the historical record of Britain, its former Colonies and the wider world. They are among the richest and most detailed primary sources for the history of the past two centuries, and are fundamental to an understanding of current legislation, policy making and the political environment. features publications published officially by the House of Commons or the House of Lords from 1688 to 1834.


Yearbooks

Provides detailed information on countries of the world including statistical surveys, information on
government, finance, religion, press, publishers, radio and television, etc.

Statesman's Year-Book

Very useful and reliable yearbook providing concise, descriptive and statistical information on countries
of the world. Includes selected bibliographies for further research.


Internet Resources

Electronic Texts

"mille trésors de la Bibliothèque nationale de France" The BnF's digital archive features high-resolution digital images of manuscripts, documents, books, art works and other graphics, photos of physical objects from antiquity to the early 20th century, and audio-visual files. A detailed description of Gallica's contents can be found at http://gallicadossiers.bnf.fr/Anthologie/


Gateways & Megasites

A gathering of selected European resources including newspapers, historical and literary documents, and more.


Periodical and Newspaper subscriptions

Electronic Journal Collections

Digizeitschriften provides access to over 110 core German Research Journals.

delivers a complete, full-text searchable copy of every issue of The Economist from 1843 to 2008. Full-colour images, multiple search indexes, and the facility to browse each and every issue - all combine to offer a unique primary source covering the 19th and 20th centuries.

Persee provides full-text access to backfiles (in many cases, quite long) of selected French social-science and humanities scholarly journals. So far, some 36 titles are included in the subjects of archaeology, art, anthropology, economics, geography, history, law, linguistics, literature, political science, psychology, sociology, and the social sciences in general..

To view the individual journals, click on the link provided and then on Journals overview


News Sources

Full text database of media outlets, trade publications, news sources and websites that has international coverage. Includes daily newspapers, transcripts, newswires, and all editions of the Wall Street Journal. Financial information for publicly traded companies, stocks, funds, currencies, and common market indexes. Limited to 7 simultaneous users.

Due to licensing restrictions for academic subscriptions, not all of the news sources in Factiva are available. See this list of Excluded Titles. If you need assistance using Factiva, please contact the Journalism Librarian.

Keesing's Record of World Events

Preceded by Keesing's contemporary archives (1931-1986), this British weekly abstracting service has long been known as a "record of national and international current affairs with continually updated indexes."

LexisNexis Academic is a full text databases of business, legal, and over 1,500 newspapers, magazines, and newsletters. It includes sources for accounting, environmental studies, health and medical care, government and politics, people, consumer information, and countries worldwide. Locate information about companies, including company profiles from Hoovers. Legal publications include federal and state statutes, codes, cases, agency rules & regulations, Shepards Citations service, patent search and other legal reference materials.

Full-text summaries of foreign newspaper articles, conference proceedings, radio and television broadcasts, periodicals, and non-classified technical reports. Formerly published as FBIS and JPRS Reports.


Societies, Agencies, and Organizations

Official Agency & Organization Websites

The European Union's web site provides basic information on the European Union, key issues, access to official documents, legal texts, publications and direct links to individual institution's Web sites.


Statistics and Data

Statistical Resources

The Eurostat website contains a mix of statistical information in PDF pages, pre-defined tables and interactive databases. The coverage varies by topic, but some data goes back at least to 1929. All content is freely available.


Style Manuals and Writing Guides

Bibliography Software

RefWorks is a web-based citation manager that allows you to create your own databases of citations by importing references from MNCAT and other databases, and then in seconds automatically generate bibliographies in all major styles (MLA, APA, Turabian, Chicago, etc.).


Research Guides

Compiled for emerging scholars and others who wish to improve their writing skills and understand the dynamics of producing a manuscript. It features essays by scholars from broad spectrum of disciplines and countries.


Style Manuals

The standard work and most comprehensive of the style manuals. All chapters are written for the electronic age, with advice on how to prepare and edit manuscripts online, handle copyright and permissions issues raised by new technologies, use the latest methods of preparing mathematical copy, and cite electronic and online sources.

MLA style manual and guide to scholarly publishing

Rev. ed. of the MLA style manual and guide to scholarly publishing / Joseph Gibaldi. 2nd ed. 1998.


Writing Guides

The Rhetoric Department, English Department, Center for the Interdisciplinary Studies of Writing and the General College Writing Center have come together to bring you writing support in one place.


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