It used to be the case that the only way to see European Union documents was to come to an EDC such as the one here in the Taylor Library.
While our EDC still receives paper copies of reports, studies, journals and pamphlets on a wide range of subjects from the Publications Office of the European Union and welcomes visits in person, there has been a growing move towards producing freely available online publications as an alternative to providing paper copies. The Publications Office has a number of websites you may find useful:
- EU Bookshop is an online library and bookshop of publications from EU Institutions and Agencies.
As those of you who have used it will know, the search option can be time consuming, but did you know, as an alternative you can use the British Library Catalogue search facility.
The British Library has taken data from the Publications Office and uses it in its catalogue allowing users to go directly to items on the Publications Office website. Just make sure you select the digital copy and click on “I want this”. This lets you opt to view the online copy.
- EUR-Lex gives free access to EU law.
We have produced a short guide to help you use EUR-Lex.
- EU Open Data Portal gives single point access to data from the EU institutions and agencies.
See our earlier post from September last year.
- Ted (Tenders Electronic Daily) is for European public procurement.
- EU Whoiswho is the official directory of the European Union.
- CORDIS (the Community Research and Development Information Service) is the public repository used to disseminate information on all EU-funded research projects and their results.
CORDIS produce the research*eu focus and results magazines which we have in paper in the EDC. You can find the latest issues on our recent publications shelves