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Special Collections

European Documentation Centre (EDC) Collection


European Studies


General Guides

  • Association of College and Research Libraries: Western European Specialists Section (WESSWEB)
    Created by the American Library Association, this page aims to provide Western Europe specialists with information for their work and to provide WESS members with information about the Section. It contains many useful links to publications, news sites, primary historical documents and other useful resources.
  • Council for European Studies
    The Council promotes the study of contemporary Europe in the social sciences and humanities. Fellowships, conferences, links, and reports relating to European studies are listed.
  • Directory of Internet Resources on Central and Eastern Europe and Russia
    The page is maintained by School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London. It contains links to selected resources on the region, chosen to support the School's teaching and research in the humanities and social sciences of Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.
  • Euroguide
    Euroguide will help you find your way through the maze of European information on the Internet. Just click on a subject category to find lists of relevant sites and pages. It has been developed by Essex County Libraries with input from members of the EARL European Task Group.
  • European Information
    Established by the University of Exeter, this site aims to provide useful resources on European Studies. It contains links to European Documentation Centres, library catalogues, websites, official servers of European Institutions, official documents, information about the European Union, current affairs, electronic journals, research programmes and conferences, etc.
  • European Union Internet Resources
    This awards winning website was created by the Library of the University of California, Berkeley. The site includes EU servers & institutions, EU documents and many EU related resources.
  • REESWeb: Russian and East European Studies
    The REESWeb is a comprehensive index of electronic resources on the Balkans, the Baltic states, the Caucusus, Central Asia, Central Europe, the CIS, Eastern Europe, the NIS, the Russian Federation, and the former Soviet Union. The REESWeb is sponsored by the Center for Russian and East European Studies of the University of Pittsburgh, a National Resource Center for Russian and East European Studies.
  • WWW Virtual Library: West European Studies Home Page
    This guide contains references to resources on the Internet containing information on Western Europe.This Home Page is co-sponsored by the University Library System and the Center for West European Studies/European Union Center, University of Pittsburgh. The author of this Home Page also works in close collaboration with the European Community Studies Association (ECSA), also located on the University of Pittsburgh campus.
  • West European Studies at the University of Pittsburgh
    The site, administered by the University Center for International Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, contains links to European Union Center (EUC), The Center for West European Studies (CWES)and West European Studies WWW Virtual Library. The EUC and CWES page contains policy and working papers written by affiliated faculty and researchers. Designed and maintained by Dr. Wilkin, West European Studies Bibliographer for the University¢X|s main library (an EU Depository Library),the Virtual Library page contains research guides for the EU that are widely used.
  • Yahoo:Social Science:European Studies
    The Yahoo guide to European Studies.

Specialized Sites

  • European Integration
    • ECSA (European Community Studies Association) - Net
      This is an interactive communication network for academics working in the field of European Integration Studies
    • EuroInternet
      Provides the ultimate collection of Internet resources for all issues concerning the integration of Europe.
    • Europa
      Europa is the European Union's server providing information on the Parliament, the Council, the Commission, the Court of Justice, the Court of Auditors and other bodies of the European Union. It is developed by the European Communities.
    • Inside Europe: a guide to the changing face of the European Union
      Created by BBC News, this site is a very useful reference for both students and general readers interested in the European Union and European integration.
  • Fine Arts
    • Art History Resources on the Web
      In-depth hyperlinked lists divided by period and maintained by Chris Witcombe, Professor of Art History of Sweet Briar, Virginia 24595 USA.
  • France
    • TennesseeBob's Famous French Links
      This is a mega site organized in broad categories concerned with aspects of French culture or with acquiring a knowledge of the French language. The site is maintained by TennesseeBob Peckham Director of the Globe-Gate Project.
  • Germany
    • German Studies Trails on the Web
      This is an award winning site with a set of links to German-language search engines and subject trees. A hierarchical subject tree helps users to quickly locate web pages on various aspects of German culture and life. The site is developed by Andreas Lixl, Professor of German at the University of North Carolina Greensboro.
    • Germany Online
      Includes information on culture, business, news & publications, media center, facts & figures, students & scholars, consular & legal services, government & politics, and travelers.
  • Italy
  • Media
    • ABYZ News Links
      ABYZ News Links ontains links to more than 17,000 newspapers and other news sources from around the world.
    • European Broadcasting
      This page contains links to live radio feeds all over the world, including many European radio stations. The site is maintained by Nikos Markovits, INETMEDIA at Sweden.
    • Kidon Media link
      A very good listing of worldwide newspapers, magazines, television and radio stations and news agencies within and outside Europe.
  • Music
    • Baroque Music
      This site is maintained by Dr.Gordon J Callon, Associate Professor of Acadia University.
    • Music History 102
      As is usual with information on the history of Western music, this site has been organized according to the eras of history:
      • The Middle Ages
      • The Renaissance
      • The Baroque Age
      • The Classical Period
      • The Romantic Era
      • The Twentieth Century
    • Music 2223 Renaissance Music
      This site is maintained by Dr.Gordon J Callon, Associate Professor of Acadia University.
  • Philosophy
    • Forum for European Philosophy
      The Forum for European Philosophy was set up in 1996 as an inter-departmental organisation dedicated to the promotion of dialogue between philosophers in Britain and the rest of Europe.
    • Guide to Philosophy on the Internet
      A comprehensive collection of online philosophy resources.
    • Philosophy Resources (Europe) from the SOSIG Catalogue
      It is hosted jointly by the Department of Philosophy and the Institute for Learning and Research Technology of the University of Bristol. This Virtual Library section is now provided in collaboration with SOSIG, the Social Science Information Gateway.
  • Spain
    • CIA -- The World Factbook -- Spain
      Factbook on Spain including a map and information on the people, economy, government, land, and many...
    • SI, Spain
      It promotes free exchange of information on Spanish current affairs and its historical, linguistic and cultural development.

Hong Kong Related Sites


Web Tutorials

  • Apprenez le franAais avec Internet
    Features a variety of web courses on learning various aspects of the French language: phonetics, grammar, writing, vocabulary, etc.
  • BBC Education - Languages
    The BBC languages site offers resources in French, Spanish, German, and Italian. This multimedia site contains materials mainly at beginners and intermediate level.
  • German for Travellers
    This site, hosted by the University of Victoria in Canada, is an award-winning site where you will find online lessons with Real Audio clips of German speakers, and exercises and tests.
  • Learn Spanish: A Free Online Tutorial
    At this site, you can access written and oral exercises that cover almost 60 topics.