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EU Information and EU(EDC)-Collection



Europe Direct is the information network of the European Commission. In Finland, the network consists of 1) Europe Direct information centess (EDIC) (8 EDICS ) and 2) EDC - European Documentation Centres (9 university libraries and the Library of the Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities). Jyväskylä University Library was granted the status of an EDC - European Documentation Centres in August 1995.


EU Collection and other European Union related material

The EU collection is located  on the 3rd floor of the Library (shelf classification) and it is listed in the Library’s online catalogue JYKDOK. In JYKDOK, EU items include a mention of EU-kokoelma. You can use the phrase eu-kokoelma to limit your search to items in the EU collection.

Special EU Collection contains only that material the library get by the EDC aggreement. Other bought material is located on their special collecions.  Also the Finnish Depository Collection contains European Union material.

NB: remember also subject databases ja journals contain EU material: Historical Abstracts  (EBSCO), Communication & Mass Media Complete (EBSCO), Abi/INFORM Complete  (ProQuest), Sociological Abstracts (ProQuest), Worldwide Political Science Abstracts (ProQuest)


Key Resources:

  • EU Bookshop: An online bookshop and archive of publications from the European institutions since 1952.
  • Eur-Lex: EU legistlation, treaties, Official Journal
  • Eurostat: statiscs, statistical databases, publications. See also Statistics explained - your guide to European statistics
  • Europa Portal - EU Home page: How the Eu works, Policies and activities, Publications and activities, Newsroom etc.
  • European Sources Online (ESO) - online database and information service which provides access to information on the institutions and activities of the European Union, the countries, regions and other international organisations of Europe
  • Eclas - European Commission Libraries Catalogue
  • TED: the online version of the 'Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union', dedicated to European public procurement.
  • IATE - InterActive Teminology for Europe: The EU's multilingual term base (25 official languages)

Electronic Publications in Finnish and in other languages

Electronic journals

News from EU

Europa Portal - Newsroom.

More information

European Documentation Centres (EDC) in Finland

Ask the EU Librarian Facebook

Elki Link Library (Library of Parliament) - Links by topic EU

European Documentation Centre - research guide (Turku University Library)


  • Visit 1st floor Info Desk (Reference Services) Mon - Fri 10 - 16
  • Send Ask and Comment -form
  • Consult EU Information Specialist