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European Politics Research Guide

Welcome to the research guide for your course in European Politics. The suggested electronic resources are available linked from here and from the Electronic Resources section of the library home page.  Print resources are available in the PHC on-campus collection or by mail to distance learning members of the PHC community.  You may check the location and availability of an item in the PHC collection through the online catalog, Voyager.

Professional library assistance is available on campus, by phone at 541-441-8400, or by email at askalibrarian@phc.edu .


On-campus Resources

Textbooks and required readings are available at the library's circulation desk for a 2 hour check out, in-library use only.




Stratfor: Global Intelligence is a news analysis provider that covers political, economic, and military developments from around the world.

JSTOR collection contains complete issues of thousands of scholarly journals in a wide range of disciplines. Issues from the most recent two to five years for each title are not included in the collection.

ProQuest and Academic Search Premier contain thousands of articles in broad areas of social sciences and law. For the most current sources on a subject, limit search to the last year or last 2 - 3 years.

LexisNexis provides access to a wide range business, government, legal and reference information, as well as full-text newspapers.

eBooks provides access to over 65,000+ academic, full-text, electronic books that can be accessed immediately on your computer.  On first use, patrons are prompted to create a userID and password for future access.



BBC Country Profiles and CIA Country Profiles are quick guides to the history, politics, and economy of countries and territories. The guides also profile key persons and institutions.

Brookings Institution provides scholarly research on a variety of usbjects, generally from a more liberal perspective.

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is the oldest international foreign policy think tank in the United States.  It has a reputation for excellent sholarship

Center for Strategic and International Studies is a think tank focusing on practical solutions to international problems.

Council on Foreign Relations  is an independent research and policy analysis center focusing on complex foreign relations issues.

Europa is the official website for the European Union and offers access to demographic, economic, and legal information on the European Union.

Heritage Foundation provides scholarly research on a variety of usbjects, generally from a more conservative perspective.

Migration Information Source

Migration Policy Institute is an independent, think tank dedicated to the study of the movement of people worldwide.


Search the catalog using the following Library of Congress subject headings:
Communism --History --20th Century
    Europe --Politics and government
    Europe --History--20th Century
Communism--Europe     Political persecution
Eastern Europe      

Select Journals

    Defense and Foreign Affairs  (Online 1997 - present)

    Foreign Affairs  (In print 1998 - present and online 1997-present)

    Foreign Policy Bulletin  (Online 2003 - one year ago)

    Orbis  (In print 2003 - present)

Research Tips

  • Search by subject: Once you have located one item in the catalog, you may click on the subject term within the record to find other items on the same or similar, subjects.
  • Once you have located a helpful article or book, use the item's bibliography to locate additional helpful resources.
  • Use appropraite databases to locate  articles on a particular subject and limit search to scholarly articles and to the desired date ranges.
  • Interlibrary loan (ILL):  If you are unable to locate an item in the PHC online or on campus collection, you may request resources through Interlibrary loan.  ILL requests may be made directly into the library database WorldCat.  If you have difficulty requesting an ILL in WorldCat, you may use the form on the website or request assistance from any of the library staff. Once you locate an appropriate resource, potential valuable resources may be listed in the item's bibliography.

Turabian is the approved citation format for this course.  Information on proper Turabian citation is available in the PHC collection or online at OWL.

Created: Dr. Stephen Baskerville/Thornhill, 2013. reviewed: Baskerville/Thornhill, 2014.