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European Union Documentation: Starting Points and Reference Sites

A guide to finding European Union print and online documentation.

Quick links for locating EU materials

The European Union provides extensive online access to its publications and institutions

A search in HOMER, the USC Libraries online catalog, will be helpful in locating print documents. 

Research assistance is also available through Ask A Librarian.

Starting Point Reference Sites

The European Union A to Z Index -- A to Z Index of European Commission links to essential EU Websites: Business, Education, Law, Institutions and agencies.

European Union at a Glance

Delegation of European Communities to the US -- Official EU Server

EU Guide for Americans

US Census Bureau International DataBase (IDB)

EurLex -- provides direct free access to European Union law. (Consult the Official Journal of the European Union as well as the treaties, legislation, case law, and legislative proposals).

Summaries of Legislation


Eurostat -- direct and free access to all Eurostat PDF publications and databases with the most complete statistical information available on the European Union, EU Member States and partner countries, the euro area, European Economic Area.  Specialized access to short-term economic data, the statistical data and publication program, as well as news releases, books and pocketbooks, study survey analysis results, data in focus, methodologies and working papers

intute - from the United Kingdom, answers the question:  Where can I find European statistics and web resources for social sciences education and research?

EU Glossary

European Union in the World

EU Washington Office

EU Bookshop -- Browse by several categories in many languages to find and download current publications

Subject Guide

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