Databases for European Union Studies

Listed below are the databases of most use for European Studies

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European Union

EUR-Lex
Coverage: Provides direct free access to European Union law. Also offers direct access to the latest issues of the L (Legislation) and C (Information and Notices) series of the Official Journal of the European Union and includes the treaties, legislation, case-law and legislative proposals.
Access: No access restrictions

FIND-eR
Coverage: FIND-eR is a tool for searching multiple library resources in one interface. It includes the European Commission Library and E Resources Centre collections, plus millions of online full-text journal articles and eBooks that are freely available
Access: No access restrictions

Legal

Westlaw
Coverage: Legal resources including state and federal cases, statutes, rules of evidence, rules of procedure. Selected case law, legislation, law reviews, treaties and directories organised by topical and international regional libraries. United States/International
Date range: Updated daily
Publication types: Case law, legislation, reviews, treaties.
Help: User guides
Access: Access conditions

General

Factiva
Coverage: A global news and business information service that combines the content sets of Dow Jones Interactive and Reuters Business Briefing. Factiva delivers articles from Reuters and Dow Jones journalists worldwide - just minutes after the news appears in real-time services. Good coverage of New Zealand newspapers.
Date range: 1979- daily updates
Publication types: Newspapers, newswires, trade journals, newsletters, magazines, web sites, transcripts, market reports.
Note: Minimum browser support: Internet Explorer v. 6+, Firefox (Windows) and Safari (Macintosh).
Help: Some newspapers do not allow academic institutions to access the full text. See Blocked titles.
Endnote: Adding records to EndNote.
Access: Access conditions

Index New Zealand
Coverage: Multidisciplinary coverage of material published in and about New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.
Date range: 1987-
Publication types: Academic journals, magazines, newspapers
Help: Which Search Type?
Endnote: Adding records to EndNote
Access: Access conditions

Political Science Complete
Coverage: Provides full text and indexing and abstracts for comparative politics, humanitarian issues, international relations, law and legislation, non-governmental organizations and political theory. Also features more than full-text reference books and monographs and conference papers, including those of the International Political Science Association.
Date range: 1914-
Publication types: Journal literature
Note: Mobile access: Political Science Complete
Help: Tutorials
Endnote: Adding records to EndNote
Access: Access conditions

Scopus
Coverage: Multidisciplinary, especially Life, Health and Physical Sciences.
Date range: 1966- Updated daily
Publication types: Journal literature
Note: PDFs will only download if UC has access; use the "Search for full text" button instead. Scopus works best with Firefox and Internet Explorer with MS Windows. Mac/Safari may be unable to access full functionality. See also: tips from SciVerse
Help: Scopus tutorials
Endnote: Adding records to Endnote
Access: Access conditions

Sociological abstracts
Coverage: Sociology, social work, human services and related disciplines
Date range: 1952-
Publication types: Academic journals, books, book chapters, book reviews, dissertations, conference papers
Help: Online Demo -- Quick start guide (PDF)
Endnote: Adding records to EndNote
Access: Access conditions

Web of science
Coverage: Multidisciplinary, including the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities.
Date range: Science Citation Index: 1900-
Social Sciences Citation Index: 1898-
Arts & Humanities Citation Index: 1975-
Conference Proceedings Citation Index Science: 1990-
Conference Proceedings Citation Index Social Sciences & Humanities: 1990-
Publication types: Academic journals
Note: To access Personalization features, sign in first.
Help: Various videos showing how to use Web of Science
Endnote: Adding records to EndNote -- EndNote tutorials provided by Clarivate Analytics
Access: Access conditions

Theses

ProQuest dissertations and theses
Coverage: Index of abstracts of dissertations submitted for doctoral and postdoctoral degrees. Titles published since 1997 have 24 page previews available.
Date range: 1861-
Publication types: Dissertations
Help: Online Demo -- Quick start guide (PDF)
Access: Access conditions

Statistics

Eurostat
Coverage: Provides direct access to the latest and most complete statistical information available on the European Union, the EU Member States, the euro-zone and other countries.
Access: No access restrictions

OECDiLibrary.
Coverage: The monthly Main Economic Indicators provides an at-a-glance picture of the most recent changes in the economies of OECD countries along with a supporting collection of international statistics on the economic developments affecting the OECD area in the past few years.
Access: Access conditions