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Databases which are relevant to European Studies

Academic Search Complete

This scholarly collection provides full text journal coverage for nearly all academic areas of study

Access World News ( News Bank)

Full text current content of world-wide news sources, including local and regional newspapers. Coverage includes magazines, blogs, video and audio. Paid advertisements are excluded.

Assiociation for Salvic, East European, and Eurasian Studies: ASEEES

A Scholarly Society Decdiecated to the Advancemeent of knowledge about the former Soveit Union including Eurasia) and Eastern and Central Europe. For over more than fifty years the assiociation is publishing Salvic Review. 

British Periodicals

British Periodicals provides access to the searchable full text of hundreds of periodicals from the late seventeenth century to the early twentieth, comprising millions of high-resolution facsimile page images.


A comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs, CIAO includes working papers, conference proceedings, books, journal tables of contents, and WWW links. Covers 1991 to the present. Updated on a regular schedule.

Communication & Mass Media Complete

Incorporates the content of Communication Search and Mass Media Articles Index along with numerous other journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study to create a research and reference resource encompassing the breadth of the communication discipline.

Comparative literature

Drawing on a variety of theoretical and critical approaches, the journal represents a wide-ranging look at the intersections of national literatures, global literary trends, and theoretical discourse. Continually evolving since its inception in 1949, the journal remains a source for cutting-edge scholarship.

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E.I.U.: The Economist Intelligence Unit

Objective and timely analysis and forecasts of the political, economic and business environment for almost 200 countries. Includes reports on certain strategic industries and on the latest management thinking.

Essay and General Literature Index

A unique reference database citing records contained in collections of essays and miscellaneous works published in the US, Great Britain, and Canada.


Europa World

Full-text online version of Europa World Year Book, reference book for political and economic information in over 250 countries and territories.

European Journal of Cultural Studies

A major international, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal publishing articles on topics including gendered identities, cultural citizenship, migration, post-colonial criticism, consumer cultures, media and film, and cultural policy. 

European Journal of Political Research

"Official journal of the European Consortium for Political Research", it "specialises in theoretically or methodologically original articles articulating conceptual and comparative perspectives in political science".

European Research Studies

Refereed publication designed to cover a wide variety of topics in the fields of Business and Economics in general with reference to European Integration

European Review of History = Revue européene d'histoire

"An international journal covering European history of all centuries and subdisciplines. It aims to create a forum for ideas from across Europe, to encourage the most innovatory research... and to practically assist exchanges between young historians".

European Studies: A Journal of European Culture, History and Politics

An interdisciplinary series in European culture, history and politics

European Urban and Regional Studies

Peer-reviewed journal exploring how place, space and scale make a difference to the cultural, economic, social and political map of Europe, and highlights the economic and political connections between Europe and the wider global context.

European View

An intellectual platform tackling contemporary themes of European politics involving both esteemed academics and experts on the one hand, and high level politicians and decision makers on the other.


Provides fulltext access to significant news items from almost 8000 international sources and 9000 key Web sites. Includes more than 100 Australasian sources. Coverage includes articles from newspapers, news wires, press releases, company announcements and journals ; and daily pictures from Reuters and Knight Ridder

Film & Television Literature Index With Full text

An online tool for film and television research. Subject coverage includes film & television theory, preservation & restoration, writing, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews


Full text of approximately 3500 works, ranging from classic works of French literature to various kinds of non-fiction prose and technical writings from the medieval period through the twentieth century.

Gallica : la bibliothèque numèrique

Provides access to selected print and visual resources of the digital library of the National Library of France. Includes full text materials, of which some are searchable.

Germanistik Online-Datenbank

This online journal publishes a comprehensive bibliography of all aspects of German language and literary studies (including theatre, film and media studies).

Historical Abstracts

Indexes the worldwide literature on political, diplomatic, economic, social, cultural, and intellectual history and related areas of the social sciences and humanities. Covers the history of the world since 1450.

Historical Abstracts with Full-text

Historical Abstracts is an exceptional resource that covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present, including world history, military history, women's history, history of education, and more - essential for libraries supporting upper-division and graduate research. This authoritative database provides indexing of more than 1,700 academic historical journals in over 40 languages back to 1955. History and social science researchers have used Historical Abstracts to discover significant and ground breaking work for more than 50 years.

Humanities Index

An international abstracting and indexing tool for research in the humanities, indexes over 320 internationally respected humanities journals and weekly magazines published in the UK and other English speaking countries, as well as quality newspapers published in the UK.

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research: ICPSR direct

ICPSR is a membership-based organization providing access to the world's largest archive of computer-based research and instructional data for the social sciences. The data archive includes a broad range of disciplines, including political science, sociology, demography, economics, history, education, gerontology, criminal justice, public health, foreign policy, and law. ICPSR's entire collection is online and available for downloading.

iPOLL Databank

The leading repository for public opinion data in the U.S. Roper iPoll Databank draws upon academic, media and commercial polls originating from more than 150 organizations. Covers over one half million polling questions and responses from 1935 to the present. Features include question level retrieval with links to full results, links from questions to study abstracts and questionnaires, and unlimited download of datasets via RoperExpress (in SPSS or ASCII formats).


Presents a regularly updated bibliographical database, which allows the retrieval of bibliographical records collected, since 2000, from a large and growing number of Italian and international journals.

Journal of Contemporary European Studies (Online)

Seeks to provide a forum for interdisciplinary debate about the theory and practice of area studies as well as for empirical studies of European societies, politics and cultures.

Journal of European Studies (Sage)

A peer reviewed interdisciplinary journal. Review essays and notices offer a wide and informed coverage of books published on European cultural themes. Focuses on the literature and cultural history of Europe since the Renaissance.


JSTOR provides online full text of complete back sets of over a thousand major journals in a range of disciplines, covering the arts & humanities, the social sciences, language and literature, music, ecology and botany, general science and business.


Kanopy's collection includes thousands of award-winning documentaries, training films and theatrical releases. You can easily share films, create clips or playlists, and embed them into the course system. Search Kanopy from the search box in the left hand side column

Klapp Online

Referred to as the "Klapp" after its original compiler: Covers all periods of French literary history, plus cinema and French culture. Considered the most comprehensive bibliography on French literature. The bibliographic years 1991 - 2011 are accessible electronically.

LexisNexis Academic

Full-text files focusing on legal (federal, state, national) news (newspapers, newswires, transcripts), business and industry information.

Living Reviews in European Governance

Peer-reviewed journal, publishing reviews of research on core themes relating to European Integration and Governance. It can be used as a database, an encyclopaedia, or a research briefing, in addition to a review journal.

MLA International Bibliography

Index to articles and books published on modern languages, literatures, folklores and linguistics.

New Readings

A peer-reviewed, open-access e-journal publishing original research in European literature, cultural history, film and visual culture. European here is understood as broadly as possible in terms of its geographical spread and its linguistic base.

OECD iLibrary

OECD iLibrary is OECD's Online Library for Books, Papers and Statistics and the gateway to OECD's analysis and data. Once fully featured, OECD iLibrary will replace SourceOECD. OECD iLibrary users at subscribing institutions are able to conduct searches, retrieve listings of publications meeting the search criteria, and choose to download selected titles in various formats, or selected statistical data in spread sheet format. Access is available for titles published from January 1998 onwards.

PAIS Index

This database chronicles issues in the public debate through highly selective coverage of a wide variety of sources including journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference papers, publications of international agencies, microfiche, Internet material and more. The database includes a historical perspective on many of the 20th century's social and public policies such as Prohibition, the civil rights movement, McCarthyism, Vietnam and Watergate.

Periodicals Archive Online (PAO)

PAO provides full text to over 350 of the journals indexed in Periodicals Index Online

Periodicals Index Online (PIO)

Database of millions of article citations in the arts, humanities and social sciences from the 18th Century to 1995. There is direct linking to Periodicals Archive Online where full text is available.

Polling the Nations

Database of polls taken on a variety of subjects all over the world. Each record in the database consists of one poll question and the participants' responses. Records are indexed by subject matter, publication year, general and specific location, and survey method. Other information provided includes: source name and contact information, sample size, and notes on the sample population.


Index with abstracts of the worldwide literature on population, family planning, and related health issues. POPLINE is maintained by the The Information and Knowledge for Optimal Health Project (the INFO Project), based at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Communication Programs.

Project Muse

A unique collaboration between libraries and publishers providing 100% full-text, online access to over 400 high quality humanities and social sciences journals. Every journal is peer-reviewed, with articles by respected scholars in their fields.


Incorporates general reference, arts, humanities, sciences, career, technical education, computing, etc. Includes ABI/Inform global, Academic research library, ProQuest education journals, ProQuest religion, ProQuest social science journals, ProQuest public health etc. Citations from 1971 forward; full-text backfiles from 1987 forward.

SAGE Journals Online

Full text access to journals in numerous disciplines. Especially strong in health, criminology, management, sociology, psychology and communications. Includes the archive of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

SAGE Knowledge

This ebook collection contains social sciences e-books, including scholarly monographs, reference works, handbooks, series, professional development titles, and more, including some from CQ Press.


International news coverage from 80 countries. SCOLA re-transmits television programming from around the world in native languages. Some of the countries included are: Afghanistan, Egypt, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Mongolia, Pakistan, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, and Thailand among others.


The largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books, conference proceedings and patents. Includes the world's research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Scopus features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research.

Studies in European Cinema

Provides an outlet for research into any aspect of European cinema and is unique in its interdisciplinary nature, celebrating the rich and diverse cultural heritage across the continent.

The European Journal of Women's Studies

Presents the latest stand of gender theory and feminist scholarship internationally, contributing to debates from a European perspective

Web of Science

Authoritative, multidisciplinary abstract and citation database spanning every discipline. Connects publications and researchers through citations and controlled indexing in curated databases. Contains current and retrospective coverage in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities, with coverage dating back to 1900. Also includes Conference Proceedings and Book Citation indices.

World Literature Today

A journal of international literature and culture, published bimonthly. Presents essays, poetry, fiction, and book reviews from all over the world..

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts

Citations, abstracts, and indexing of the international serials literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, and public administration / policy. The serials list of the new database is actively under construction, with a focus on expanding international coverage.