European documentation centre - EDC
The European Documentation Centre – EDC – is located at the library of the Faculty of Law and is entrusted with promoting study and research on the European Union.
Here you can get help with information searches and access to printed and electronic documents and publications from the EU.
The library’s guides for EU law include links to news, legislation, legislative history, case law, literature, dictionaries and handbooks.
The EDC in Lund also has older printed material from the EU, such as the Commission’s CEAB archive from 1952 to 1961. The main part of the EDC collection is entered in the library catalogue, LUBcat. If you are unable to find what you are looking for, please contact the library. The EDC in Lund is Sweden’s oldest EDC. It was established as early as 1974 and is part of the EU’s information network. There are 9 other EDCs in Sweden.
EU documents and publications online
Currently, the majority of documents and publications from the EU are freely available on the EU’s web portal. The links below lead to the EU’s official web portal.
- Find-eR European Commission Libraries Catalogue
- EU official web portal, start page
- EU publication office’s e-bookshop and digital full text archive
- Eur-Lex access to European Union law
- Eurostat – EU statistics office
- Overview by subject
Legislative history, legislation and court cases are published on the portal in all the official EU languages; this also applies to most of the information aimed at the general public. Special reports and similar material, however, are often only published in English and French. Many websites on the portal are only available in these languages.
AEI, the Archive of European Integration, from the University of Pittsburgh, contains official publications and documents from the EU as well as independent research projects about Europe. Everything is available in full text.
Archives, catalogues and websites
You will find literature about EU in the library’s EU collection, the library catalogue LUBcat and in LUBsearch. LUBsearch includes journals, articles, books and other materials. There are also lists of databases, e-books and e-journals in LUBsearch, available to researchers and students at LU.
The following archives and databases are freely available:
- AEI, Archive of European integration, includes independent research reports about Europé and official EU publications and documents, all in fulltext.
- ArchiDok contains documents in full text published on the websites of the EU institutions as of the year 2000.
- Find-eR, the European Commissions library catalogue, includes books, journals, reports, articles and other materials, some of it is available in fulltext.
- ERPA, European Research Papers Archive includes research reports in fulltext.
- Europaportalen is a swedish website focused on EU news, debates, facts and links.
- SIEPS, Swedish institute for European Policy Studies, conducts and promotes research and analysis of European policy affairs, focusing on economy and trade, political science, and law. Fulltext reports are available on the SIEPS website.
EU Research at Lund University
The Centre for European Studies (CFE) at Lund University is a network organisation that works to encourage research, education, and long-term competence on Europe within the university.
Swedish universities have co-operated since 1998 through a national network structure for European studies. This structure is comprised of networks for political science, economics, and law.