Materials relating to the EU may be found in the Wills Memorial Library (mostly EU Law) and in the Arts and Social Sciences Library (Statistical information and Politics). Use Library Search to find the location of material.
European Documentation Centres (EDCs) are a network of information centres which support study, teaching and research at university level. They contain publications produced by the various institutions of the EU. The nearest EDCs are:
EUR-Lex - official database for European law, giving access to:
EUROPA is the official website of the European Union (EU) and is a good starting point for research. Useful sections of the site include:
Individual institutions' websites give information on institutional activities and many have links to publications and related sites:
For a complete list, see European Union Institutions.
Agencies set up by the European Commission or Council can be accessed from here.
Eurojargon - A plain language guide from the EU to jargon commonly used in its institutions and in the media. It does not include purely technical or legal terms; for these, use the Glossary below.
Glossary - The EU's guide to terminology relating to European integration and to its institutions and activities.
Fact Sheets on the European Union from the European Parliament, provide an overview of all aspects of European integration.
Europedia - A website based on the book Access to European Union law, economics, policies by Nicholas Moussis.
A Concise Encyclopedia of the European Union from Aachen to Zollverein. 3rd Edition by Rodney Leach - Not up to date, but still useful for quick reference on the EU.
EU Whoiswho - The official directory of the European Union.
EndNote is the University of Bristol's recommended bibliographical management software, which can be used to collect, store, organise and manage references, and to output them as reference lists or bibliographies. A particularly useful function is 'Cite While You Write', enabling you to format Word documents, producing bibliographies and adding references within the text.
Updated 22 February 2016 by the University Library
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