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European Union: Europa

EUROPA is the portal site of the European Union. It provides up-to-date coverage of European Union affairs and essential information on European integration. Users can also consult all legislation currently in force or under discussion, access the websites of each of the EU institutions and find out about the policies administered by the European Union under the powers devolved to it by the Treaties.

Links to European cases and the Official Journal. Eur-Lex allows you to search for legislation in force for each country and provides summaries of EU Legislation by topic area. 

Council of Europe Human Rights Web

European Sources Online

An extensive web service that provides links to books, book reviews, journal articles, newspaper articles and other sources of information about the institutions, structures, countries, people, policies and processes of the European Union and the wider Europe.

EU Bookshop

Access to publications, in hard copy and electronic format, published by the institutions, agencies and other bodies of the EU.


Information database published six times a year in English by the Innovation and SMEs programme, part of the European Commission's Sixth Research Framework Programme. Encourages the dissemination of research publications across Europe. Each edition features book reviews, ordered by theme, as well as a major topic and interview.

European Parliament

Useful for finding debates and reports of the European Parliament.


Database of over 21,000 entries with news, features, books, pamphlets etc. covering the state and civil liberties in the UK and Europe. Much of the information appears in full text.

Eurostat Electronic Library

Statistical Office of the European Communities – Eurostat Yearbooks provide a wealth of information on life in the European regions of the 27 EU member states. Find Eurostat regional yearbooks and other publications here.

EU official publications


Class number Subject
340.0917124  EU legal system


EU law


EU constitutional law


EU human rights


EU employment law


EU environmental law
349  Law of specific socio-economic regions, jurisdictions and areas