Law, Political Science, International Affairs
The Social Sciences Library, Second Floor Paterno Library, is a depository for European Union publications and maintains an extensive collection of documents and supporting materials. Materials are collected to serve the research and teaching needs of Penn State faculty, staff, and students, as well as the larger Pennsylvania community.
Note: [Penn State Libraries] indicates a Libraries' resource available to researchers with a Penn State Access Account.
Documents in the Libraries' EU Collection are listed in The CAT
Statistical Insight [ProQuest] [Penn State Libraries]
Any publication of significant statistical value will be listed in this index.
Access to European Union law
EU Press Room
Includes press releases, press packs, press services, and the Europa newsletter
Web site of the Statistical Office of the European Communities
Public Opinion (Eurobarometer)
Web site of the "Public Opinion Analysis sector of the European Commission"
Europa Information Sources
Complete list of EU databases by subject
Bulletin of the European Union
Monthly summary of EU activities
Summaries of Legislation
A good place to get an overview of current EU legislative activities
The record of all legislation and regulations from the EU
Reports of the European Parliament
Documents. Commission of the European Communities
Commission documents include the text of proposed legislation and green papers from the Commission.
Reports and Studies
The main Commission Home Page
European Union : Delegation of the European Commission to the United States
One of the very best web sites to locate information, and the place to go for information about US/EU relations. Be sure to try their A-Z index.
A directory of other Representation to Third Countries and International Organisations
Other European Union offices in member states can also provide a rich source of information on a country's position on EU policies:
the euro from the European Central Bank Web site
Internet site for The Court of Justice of the European Communities
European Court of Human Rights
this is not an EU institution but many people think it is.
European Union Research Guide (University of California at Berkeley Library)
One of the most comprehensive lists with an excellent collection of treaties and other documents as well as links to important EU-related sites. While this is geared to research at the UC Berkeley Library, many of the resources are also available at the Penn State University Libraries.
European Information Association
"An international network for EU information specialists"
European Union Research (New York University School of Law, Law Library)
European Union Center of Excellence (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
European Information (University of Exeter Library)
Many documents received since early 1986 can be located in the Penn State Libraries' online catalog, The CAT. To locate earlier materials and microfiche collections, specialized indexes are needed. If you can not locate what you need in the CAT please consult with the Social Sciences Library staff on 2nd Floor Paterno Library. As an depository library, the Penn State University Libraries have direct, free access to a number of EU databases based in Brussels and Luxembourg.
Much of the collection is accessible only through specialized indexes and abstracts. The most important indexes are listed below:
Bibliographie Parlement européen, 1970-2003 / European Parliament bibliography, 1970-2003
Contains bibliographic references to material published about the European Parliament and its activities over the period 1970-2003 in the member states of the European Union.
LexisNexis Academic [Penn State Libraries]
This online full-text database provides access to the EU legislation, case law, and news material.
Documents. Annual catalogue, Commission of the European Communities
The primary print index to the European Union microfiche collections. Available in the Social Sciences Library Reference Collection, 2nd Floor Paterno Library.
Bulletin of the European Union
Reviews the work of the EU institutions and gives citations to major documents and publications. Available in the Social Sciences Library Reference Collection. Also available in CD-ROM format.