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Finding Information in the European Documentation Centre

Materials in the European Documentation Centre

The collection is located on the podium floor of the Library within the compact shelving and is accessible during Library opening times. Typically the Centre receives a selection of publications from the following institutions of the European Union. Many of these publications can also be found online.


The EDC is divided into two collections:

EDC Books:

This collection consists of the one off reports and assoicated publications produced by the European Commission and other European agencies. The various treaties in draft and finished form will be located here as many of the important European reports over the years on policy initiatives to do with the EEC and the European Union.

Search for EDC books using the Library Catalogue by typing in simple keywords:

europe  unemployment

or

europe human rights

The location of these books will be clearly displayed as European Documentation Centre Books.

EDC Serials:

EDCS consists of series, journals and magazines produced by the European agencies. Many of the leading annual reports and publications will be located here such as the: 

  • General Report on Activities of the European Union
  • Industrial Relations in Europe
  • Eurostat Yearbook
  • Magazines and newsletters aimed at informing the public about ongoing activities of the European Union

We also hold the Official Journal (L&C) from 1955-2007. Please note that from July 2013, the electronic copy of the OJ is now held to be the legally binding version.