The Social Sciences & History Web is designed to provide access to scholarly resources in selected subject and geographic areas within the field of Western European Studies. We do not strive for exhaustiveness but rather for quality. The resources organized here have undergone a selection and evaluation process. If needed, annotations have been provided augmenting the research value of these resources to scholars.
Europedia: Guide to European Policies and Legislation describes in a systematic way the objectives of EU policies and legislative acts. The site includes links to the EUR-Lex database for access to text of the legal documents themselves.
European Political Resources, organized by country. Contains links to political parties' websites and related political and elections sites.
SCADPlus is the web version of the European Union's SCAD bibliographical database which contains references to more than 250,000 documents divided in four sectors: community legislation, official publications, periodical articles, and opinions from the two sides of industry. It also contains summaries of EU policy in specific sectors; a calendar of forthcoming discussion topies at the European Parliament, the Council of Ministers, etc; practical information on each country of the EU/EEA concerning seeking employment, residence rights, living and working conditions and social security for workers and those people who move from one Member State to another; and the SCAD Bulletin.
Complete EU law online via EUR-Lex. Provides free access to all EU legislation in force and covers external relations, secondary and supplentary legislation, a series of non-binding acts, and as of 1999: access to preparatory legislative texts. Contains more than 50,000 pages of EU law in each of the 11 official languages. Updated monthly.
Official Journal of the European Communities. Access to the issues of the last 45 days (PDF format) via EUR-Lex.
Council of Europe's Treaties, English and French texts of the treaties presented on this web site reproduce the originals of the European Conventions and Agreements deposited in the archives of the Council of Europe.
European Foreign Policy Bulletin online (hosted by the Academy of European Law, European University Institute, Florence) This full text database brings together the documents issued by the European Union in the area of foreign policy since 1985. The EFPB is the most exhaustive online database on European Foreign Policy.
Jean Monnet Program, provides access to the tables of contents of journals relevant in European Integration research - law, human rights, economics, history and political sciences. Where available, abstracts are also included. Maintained by the Academy of European Law at the European University Institute in Florence, the EU Center at Harvard and the Harvard Jean Monnet Chair at Harvard Law School.
The European Policy Centre (Brussels, Belgium), a think tank that encourages dialogue between business, government and civil society, contains policy papers, press releases and briefings on topics such as the German elections, the EMU and European enlargement.
Chaillot Papers series on international security published under the auspices of the Western European Union and the EU's Institute for Security Studies. The site contains issues no.1(March 1991) through the present. (Note: You will need Adobe Reader to see papers.)
Newsletter of the International Intelligence History Study Group, maintained by the University of Erlangen-Nurnberg. Contains full text of issues no. 9 (summer 1996) through the present.
Pamphlet Collection of the British Library of Political and Economic Science, organized by subject and containing some 90,000 pamphlets, most available in .pdf format.
Additional information on politics and government may be found under specific "Area links" from the Social Sciences & History Page.
- Resources on British Politics & Government (from WESS British Studies Web: Politics & Government -- Great Britain, Scotland, Ireland, North Ireland & Wales)
- Resources on Dutch Politics and Government (from WESS Dutch Studies Web: Politics & Government -- Netherlands and Belgium)
- Resources on French Politics & Government (from WESS French Studies Web: Politics & Government -- France, Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg & Monaco)
- Resources on German Politics and Government (from WESS German Studies Web: Politics & Government -- Germany, Austria & Switzerland)
- Resources on Iberian Politics & Government (from WESS Iberian Studies Web: Politics & Government -- Spain, Portugal and Andorra)
- Resources on Italian Politics and Government (from WESS Italian Studies Web: Politics & Government -- Italy, San Marino, Switzerland & Vatican City)
- Resources on Scandinavian Politics & Government (from WESS Scandinavian Studies Web -- Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland)
The editor for the Social Sciences & History Web is Gordon Anderson
( University of Minnesota). We welcome contributors.
Comments and further suggestions may be sent to:
ganderso @ umn.edu".
The Social Sciences & History Web is one part of the [Western European Studies Section Web] of resources for Western European studies.
These web pages do not necessarily represent the views of the participatinglibraries nor of their sponsoring institutions.