University Library

A collection with over 800,000 books, journals, illustrations, early works and manuscripts. The combination with a voluminous collection of e-books and e-journals provides a treasure of scholarly information.

European Documentation Center

What is a European Documentation Center?

European Documentation Centers (EDCs) have been founded to stimulate education and research in the field of European integration. EDCs are often situated in universities. They collect information from and on the European Union (EU) and make the information available. The EDC of Tilburg University has a general character and contains publications in following fields:

  • Economic and monetary issues
  • Industrial policy
  • Internal market
  • Education and culture
  • Regional development and politics
  • Social development, employment and labour issues
  • Transport
  • Law
  • Energy and environment

Where to find websites and databases?

The information from and on the European Union on the Internet is very extensive. Use one of the web guides to find relevant information faster:

  • European Union: Legal Information
    Thematic overview of selected websites and databases to starting points, treaties, legislation, preparation of legislation, case law, legal literature and other relevant legal information.
  • EU organizations: websites and publications
    Survey providing a brief description of the EU institutions and bodies, links to the websites, and indications to where relevant publications can be found.
  • European Union: social and economic issues
    Thematic overview of selected websites and databases to help you find EU information, statistical data, news, and literature on social and economic topics

Where to find publications?

An important information source is found in the official publications published by organizations of the EU, such as the Official Journal, the case law of the Court of Justice and parliamentary records. Most of these documents are available in digital shape. Older non digital documents can be found in the library in print on microfiche or CD ROM. The table below gives a survey of the location of important official publications.

Title publication Language Collection and location TiU Digital
Publicatieblad L and C series NL 1952-2003 CBM T 20000 up to and including T 20002 As from 1952 EUR-Lex
Official Journal L and C series EN 1952-2003 CBM T 20004 up to and including T 20005 As from 1952 EUR-Lex
Offcial journal S series NL/EN As from 1997 CBM T 20006 JUR (CD ROM) Actual tenders and archive last 5 years TED
Jurisprudentie Hof van Justitie NL 1954-2004 CBM T 20027 As from 1954 EUR-Lex
Reports of Cases before the Court of Justice EN 1954-2004 CBM T 20028 As from 1954 EUR-Lex
Jurisprudentie Ambtenarengerecht NL As from 1994 JUR Z90 JURA (loose-leaf edition) As from 2006 EUR-Lex
COM-documents NL/EN 1982-1986 CBM T 20010 1987-2002 JUR Z80 microfiches To a large extent via EUR-Lex
Reports and minutes European Parliament NL 1953-1986 CBM T 20011 1987-1996/97 JUR Z80 microfiches As from around 1996 website European Parliament
Algemeen Verslag over de werkzaamheden NL 1952-1996 CBM 691 B 03/... As from 2000 General report
General report on the activities EN 1994-1996 CBM R 02232/.. As from 2000 General report or via AEI
Bulletin van de EU NL 1960-1995 CBM T 20008. 1996-2004 Bulletin EU
Bulletin of the EU EN 1968-1995 CBM T 20008. 1996-2009 Bulletin EU

Citing EU sources

Abbreviations are commonly used in referring to sources in literature or in publications of the institutions of the European Union. Experience has shown that there are quite a few differences between the quoting system used by the institutions and the one found in the legal literature.

Use for the citing of EU sources in publications in the Dutch language:

The following guides are useful for publications in English:

Other useful sources with guidelines for citing EU sources: