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Collection Profile

Our collections are tailored to meet the current and ongoing research and instructional needs of faculty and students primarily in the Department of History.

The scope of European Studies encompasses the entire European geographic area from Great Britain to countries of the Former Soviet Union. The history of Spain, France, Italy, and the German-speaking areas form the core geographies and languages, apart from English, of UCSD's collections. The interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary research interests in European Studies extend into other major areas such as philosophy and religion, Classical Studies, sociology, and history of science.

The Science Studies Program is comprised of faculty from the Departments of History, Philosophy, Communication, and Sociology, and the cross-fertilization of academic interests is obvious. Most recently, the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies announced a focus on Europe, and our collections support research in the emerging areas of European ethnicity, migration, and the immigrant experience.

As research interests develop and evolve, please contact the European Studies Librarian to discuss your needs or to request specific purchases for the UCSD Libraries.

Key Resources

  • EuroDocs "Primary Historical Documents From Western Europe"
    Links to Western European (mainly primary) historical documents that are transcribed, reproduced in facsimile, or translated.
  • Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index
    Contains journal articles, book reviews, book essays about women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages. Indexing began in 1995.
  • FRANCIS  Icon
    International index to journal articles published from 1984 to present in the humanities and social sciences, with special strength in religion, anthropology, history of art, literature and economics.
  • Historical Abstracts
    1954-present. International database for research on history of all regions (except the U.S. and Canada) from 1450 to the current decade.
  • History of Science, Technology and Medicine
    1975-present. Covers a wide range of topics in the history of science.
  • ITER: Gateway to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance
    1990-present. Bibliography of journal articles on the Middle Ages and Renaissance, covering the period 400-1700.
  • JSTOR
    Search by subject or browse full text of more than 500 scholarly journals in social sciences, humanities, and sciences, to their earliest issues. Many titles extend as far back as late 19th or early 20th centuries; most recent 3-5 years not included.
  • La Guerra Civil EspaƱola = the Spanish Civil War collection  Icon
    From 1936 to 1939 Spain was a country divided both politically and militarily. The rebel Nationalist forces, led by General Francisco Franco, fought a bloody war against the left-wing Republican government, which finally ended in the triumph of Franco's forces and the overthrow of democracy in Spain. Foreign powers intervened on both sides, with fascist troops from Italy and Germany supporting the Nationalists, and soldiers from the Soviet Union joining international volunteers in support of the Republicans. In the years leading up to the Second World War, the Spanish Civil War became a symbol of the growing global struggle between fascism and democracy.
  • Periodicals Archive Online  Icon
    1802-1995. Full text of 1.4 million articles from 450 North American and European journals in arts, humanities, social sciences. 20 percent non-English. Represents about 10 percent of journals included in Periodicals Index Online.
  • Periodicals Index Online  Icon
    1665-1995. Index to 16 million articles from 4,700 North American and European scholarly journals in arts, humanities, social sciences; 30 percent non-English language. 10 percent of articles listed also include page images from Periodicals Archive Online.
  • WESSWeb
    A wide variety of links for Western European Studies (including Scandinavia). Library catalogs, news, history, politics, etc.

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