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European Studies - Recommended Sources

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This fantastic resource has captured UK terrestrial TV and radio programmes from 2007 onwards for anyone in UK universities to watch for free. Look out for all the useful documentaries.

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This archive contains analysis, research, debates and speeches from the Royal Institute of International Affairs from 1920-2008. Topics covered include the Spanish Civil War, the Cold War, energy security, nuclear disarmament, decolonisation etc. You can also listen to recordings of meetings and speeches as well as seeing the transcript in many cases.

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A high quality alternative to Wikipedia – also containing dictionaries - which even shows you how to reference items found. Try out the 'mind map' option to see how your keyword links to others - useful for essay planning and dissertation work.

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Access public opinion surveys of EU citizens on a wide variety of topics from 1974 onwards.

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The official website of the European Union (available in 23 languages).

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Key facts and statistics for every country in the world, plus very useful, background essays by country experts covering the contemporary history, politics and economics of each country. There are also background essays on international and regional organisations. The statistics are searchable and let you create comparative charts across countries.

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180 fact sheets offering a comprehensive source of information about the EU’s institutions and policies – highly recommended.

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The best place to find a wide range of statistics from across all EU countries.

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Some of the links here refer to print materials held in the European University Institute or online archives available to members only. However, there are other valuable sources which are freely available to everyone through links on this site, so do explore!

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This gives a wide range of statistics on population, education, (un)employment, agriculture, industry, motor vehicles, railways, TV and radio etc. 

Data can be viewed as PDF (downloadable) or Excel format which can then be exported. When you use the search box beware - it is not just searching this source but the whole of Palgrave's e-books (which we have bought via Ebook Central where applicable). You can narrow down to this resource by using Advanced Search and selecting International Historical Statistics in the Book Collection box. Click the Reference Products button if you want to get back to the stats home page quickly.

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A useful place for locating official statistics from regional organisations as well as individual countries.

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Search the full text of EU press releases from 1975 onwards.

Books for European Studies can be found on all three floors of the University Library.

Please check the Library Catalogue to find the exact book you need.

Key EU classmarks include:

EU legal system
European foreign policy
European political systems
European politics
European Union (economics)
European Union (public administration)

See also:

You may also find relevant resources listed under: French, German, Italian & Spanish and Politics & International Relations.

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