Search Engines, News, and Blogs
Search Engine Colossus and Search Engine Guide are
comprehensive global master directories of local search
engines for regional, country, or language-specific
searches. Yahoo! provides country-specific, regional, and official government site search options. Google
Translate is a useful option. Glearch
allows you to search for language and country-specific
content in "top results from Google, Yahoo and Bing as
well as the most popular search engines for the selected
NOTE: Also check the many relevant links in the European Union section of this Web site, among others.
News Sources in English on Western Europe-- BBC News (UK), The Times (UK), The Guardian (UK), The Irish Times (Ireland), France Daily (WN Network), France 24 (France), Spiegel (Germany), Germany Times (WN Network), Agenzia Giornalistica Italia (Italy), El País (Spain), Norway Post (Norway), Copenhagen Post (Denmark), Swiss Info (Switzerland), ekathimerini (Greece), Portugal News (Portugal), Los Angeles Times, Inter Press Service, Global Post, The Guardian
Insightful Blogs on Western Europe -- Foreign Policy Association
• Centre for European Policy Studies-- From Brussels, one of Europe's leading think tanks, with the motto of "Thinking ahead for Europe." Excellent and numerous online publications, full-text and abstracts, and commentary index, largely on the European Union
• Council of European Social Science Data
Archives-- "Promotes the acquisition, archiving
and distribution of electronic data for social
science teaching and research in Europe...The CESSDA home
pages allow easy access to the catalogues of member
organisations and provide a central news forum about its
activities and other relevant information."
• Europages-- Searchable European
business directory that provides 2.3 million company
addresses from over 35 European countries, key business
information, links to yellow pages throughout Europe and
to world business sites.
World-- "The only independent Europe-wide policy
journal, produced in association with some 150-plus
leading European think tanks and academic institutions...
the premier ideas platform for new thinking on political,
economic and social issues, read by over 100,000 of the
most influential decision makers and opinion leaders
Archive-- "Digital library of [European] cultural
artifacts in digital form. We provide free access to
researchers, historians, scholars, and the general
public." Posts culturally significant documents, videos,
audio, images of a wide variety.
• European Centre for Minority Issues--
NGO that "advances majority-minority relations in the
wider Europe through action, research and documentation...
supports the stabilization of areas of ethno-political
tension and conflict, contributes to the strengthening of
relevant legislation and best practices in governance, and
enhances the capacity of civil society actors and
governments to engage with one another in a constructive
way." All reports, working papers, and issue briefs are
available online in full-text. Note the Ethnopolitical Map of Europe and the
Enriched Links Database.
• European Industrial Relations Observatory Online-- "Monitoring instrument offering news and analysis on European industrial relations. Its aim is to collect, analyse and disseminate high-quality and up-to-date information on key developments in industrial relations in Europe. It aims primarily to serve the needs of national and European level organisations of the social partners, governmental organisations and EU institutions."
• European Institute-- From the London
School of Economics and Political Science, an outstanding
"primary focus for the inter-disciplinary study of
processes of integration and fragmentation within Europe."
Posts many papers in its priority areas of research:
governance of the European Union, European ideas and
identities, and European political economy. Note the Research Resources on Europe page.
• European Values Study--
"Large-scale, cross-national, and longitudinal survey
research program on basic human values [in Europe],
[carried on by] the European Values Study group...
aimed at exploring the moral and social values underlying
European social and political institutions and governing
conduct." Site posts surveys and results, newsletters,
link to data, and more.
• Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe-- Many online publications and newsletters are available from this international organization, which is "the largest regional security organization in the world with 55 participating States from Europe, Central Asia and North America. It is active in early warning, conflict prevention, crisis management and post-conflict rehabilitation."
• Research Institute for European and American Studies-- From Athens, aims "to promote the understanding of international affairs. Special attention is devoted to transatlantic relations, intelligence studies and terrorism, European integration, international security, Balkan and Mediterranean studies, Russian foreign policy as well as policy making on national and international markets."
• Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced
Studies-- From the European University Institute,
promotes research on the major issues confronting European
society, principally the construction of Europe. Hundreds
of excellent studies are available online. Note
the EUI's database Historical
of the European Union, with some online access to
the European Communities' files and "papers of European
politicians or officials, or archives of European
associations, parties and organisations that have played a
significant part in the march towards European
• Statistical Agencies in the UN/ECE
Region-- Links to national and international
statistics agencies relevant to the U.N. Economic
Commission for Europe's 55 member countries in Europe and
Nations Economic Commission for Europe-- News,
information, many statistics, and many online reports
are available free in full-text from this United Nations
regional organization. Great source for authoritative
online economic information about Europe. Note the Statistical Database, with a wide
range of data covering Europe, North America, and
Central Asia, and the Official Statistical Organizations
• University Association for Contemporary
European Studies-- Based in the UK, "one of the
world’s premier European Studies associations [which] has
brought together academics involved in researching and
teaching on Europe with practitioners active in European
affairs. It encourages the involvement of people from a
variety of disciplines which have a European emphasis."
Posts mainly UACES materials and maintains the Expert
on Europe website, a database of experts on European
• Western European Specialists Section of the U.S. Association of College and
Research Libraries. This very useful site of library and
information guides on European Studies "does not intend to
replicate the excellent guides prepared in Europe, but to
supplement them and make links among them from an
• ZACAT-- "Social science data portal
allowing you to search for, browse, analyse and download
[European] social science survey data, provided by the
GESIS department 'Data Archive and Data Analysis'...
Beside documentation on study level (e.g. abstract,
related publications), all studies come along with
documentation of full question and answer texts on