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European Union Collection

Yale University Library is one of approximately 50 European Union depository libraries in the United States. The collection covers 1958-present, but the majority of materials are from 1973-present.

The Law Library houses the European Court of Justice reports and selected other legal materials relating to the EU.

Reference resources

The resources below can help you find and contextualize EU information and publications.

General sources for European Union documents and data

  • Europa
    Publications and documents from the EU.
  • Europa - Official Documents
    Includes the Official Journal, along with documents of individual institutions, agencies, and other bodies.
  • EU Bookshop
  • Eurostat
    Portal for EU statistics, including policy indicators, general and regional statistics, economic and financial statistics, and more.
  • Orbis (Yale Library Catalog)
    Use the Yale Library catalog to search for EU documents in all formats. Many recent documents that are available online will not be cataloged in Orbis, so be sure to search Europa, too.
  • MORRIS (Yale Law Library Catalog)

Selected EU publications, documents, and websites

  • European Parliament
  • Debates of the European Parliament
    The verbatim report of proceedings of each sitting (often referred to by its French abbreviation, CRE) is published (Rule 194 of the Rules of Procedure) and contains the speeches made in plenary, in the original language.
  • European Parliament - Register of Documents
    The European Parliament’s Register of Documents has references to documents produced or received by the European Parliament since 3 December 2001.
  • EUR-Lex
    Provides access to EU law and public documents. Collections include treaties, legislation in force, case law, and more.
  • Official Journal of the European Union (1952-present)
    The authoritative source of EU law, The Official Journal of the European Union (OJ) is the only periodical published every working day in all official languages of the EU.
  • Council of the European Union
    Also informally known as the EU Council, this is where national ministers from each EU country meet to adopt laws and coordinate policies.
  • European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
    The EESC is an EU consultative body comprised of representatives of Europe's employers' organizations, trade unions, consumer groups, professional associations, etc. This site includes the EESC's publications (back to 2004), documents (back to 2001), and published opinions (since 1990).

EU treaties

  • EU Treaties
    Consolidated texts of European Union treaties, including Treaty on European Union, Treaty of Nice, Treaty of Amsterdam, and Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe

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