The EU at Illinois

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Interdisciplinary Graduate Seminar Research Guide - Advanced

Flags of the EU

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Above the doors to the Main Library are inscribed the words, "The Hope of Democracy Depends Upon the Diffusion of Information and Knowledge." This accurately sums up the attitude of the founding fathers of our federal states. The basic tenets of our form of government require free and easy access to information concerning the workings of our government. It is very important to understand that this belief is not a universal one. Despite the democratic forms of goverment of and in the European Union, the information cultures from which these governments are formed do not universally subscribe to the same beliefs about freedom of access. This is reflected in the access and use policies that surround European Union publications.

Basic Library Research Guide

Basic Tools for EU Research



Abstracting and Indexing Services and Electronic Databases


Newspaper Resources


Full-text Resources

CIAO (Columbia International Affairs Online) - A full-text database of working papers, policy briefs, journal articles, and full-text books in the area of international affairs. This database is not known for flexible subject searching, but can be extremely helpful in finding the grey literature in the area.


Resources for the European Union


UIUC Libraries with EU Resources



Suggested Reading - How the European Union Works

Just for Fun - Europa Go!