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European Sources Online

 

 

 

European Sources Online (ESO) is a free access, added value information service that focuses specifically on Europe. The ESO editorial team, led by Executive Editor Ian Thomson, is based at Cardiff EDC.

ESO provides information on the institutions and activities of the European Union, the countries, regions and other international organisations of Europe, and the issues of importance to European citizens, researchers and stakeholders.

ESO allows you to find easily and efficiently the widest and most up-to-date range of information sources about Europe, which have been selected by experts in the field. Sources include official EU documentation, information from international organisations, national governments, think tanks, research organisations and professional associations, textbooks and journals, and key news sources.

Information Guides compiled by the ESO Editorial Team provide expert and up-to-date introductions to the institutions and policies of the European Union and the countries of Europe.

Until 2006 ESO was published commercially by ProQuest Information and Learning. In August 2007 the publishing of ESO was taken over by Information Services at Cardiff University. The service was officially re-launched in January 2008 by Mrs Margot Wallström, Vice President of the European Commission responsible for Institutional Relations and Communication Strategy.

ESO developed a subscriber base which included the libraries of the European Commission, the Council of the European Union and the European Economic and Social Committee, government departments and parliaments in many EU Member States, plus a large number of university libraries across the world. Through a grant from CyMAL: Museums, Archives and Libraries Wales ESO has been freely available to all public organisations, libraries and citizens in Wales since 2007. Now from 2014 ESO has become a totally free access service for all.

As part of the outcome of the European Commission’s Pan-European Working Group for EDCs on Electronic Depositories in 2012 a number of EDC colleagues from across Europe are now helping with editorial work on ESO. Eventually, ESO may develop to become an EDC Network service.

 

ESO August 2014 [229.1 Kb]

Find information on what is happening in Europe this month in ESO.


 

Guides to using European Sources Online

Click on a link below to launch a presentation describing the features of ESO and how to use the service. The short version gives a brief overview, while the full version gives more detailed information.

 


Short version also available in the following languages:
Bălgarski; Català; Čeština; Cymraeg; Deutsch; Eesti; Ellīniká; Español; Français; Hrvatski; Italiano; Kartuli; Magyar; Nederlands; Polski; Português; Română; Russkij; Shqip; Slovenčina; Suomi; Svenska; Türkçe

 


Full version also available in the following languages:
Bălgarski; Català; Čeština; Cymraeg; Deutsch; Eesti; Ellīniká; Español; Français; Hrvatski; Italiano; Kartuli; Magyar; Nederlands; Polski; Português; Română; Russkij; Shqip; Slovenčina; Suomi; Svenska; Türkçe