European Studies Research Guide

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Try these databases first to find journal articles in this discipline.

For more databases, use the subject filter on A-Z Databases

Use these encyclopedias and reference works to get started on a topic.
  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
    The national record of men and women who have shaped British history and culture, worldwide.
  • Cambridge Histories
    Provides political, economic and social history, philosophy and literature of selected countries and subjects.
  • Oxford Art Online
    Oxford Art Online is the access point for Grove Art Online, and other Oxford art reference works covering all forms of the visual arts: painting, sculpture, architecture, graphic and decorative arts, and photography from prehistory to the present.

Find images and streaming audio and video in these collections (also see the Images Research Guide).

  • Amherst College Digital Collections
    Digitized art works, photographs, manuscripts, books, and other media from Amherst College Archives & Special Collections and the library’s Art & Architecture Collection.
  • ARTstor
    Image database including architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, and design as well as many other forms of visual culture.
  • Bridgeman Education
    A visual resource offering digital images of art, history, and culture from museums, galleries, private collections, and contemporary artists.
Check out these resources first (also see the Primary Sources research guide).
  • Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) (1701-1800)
    Page images and full-text searching for more than 136,000 key English- and foreign-language titles printed in Great Britain during the 18th century, based on the English Short Title Catalogue.
  • Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO) (1780-1925)
    Full-text, searchable content from a broad range of 19th-century sources in literature, politics, theater, music, religion, maps, science, and childhood
  • British Periodicals
    Searchable full text of hundreds of British periodicals from the late 17th century to the early 20th, with high-resolution facsimile page images.

Junk raft : an ocean voyage and a rising tide of activism to fight plastic pollution (Eriksen, Marcus, 1967-, author.) Frost Library; GC1471 .E75 2017

Seismic city : an environmental history of San Francisco's 1906 earthquake (Dyl, Joanna Leslie, 1973-, author.) Frost Library; GE155.C2 D95 2017

Natural interests : the contest over environment in modern France (Ford, Caroline C., 1956-) Frost Library; GE199.F8 F67 2016

Everyday exposure : indigenous mobilization and environmental justice in Canada's chemical valley (Wiebe, Sarah Marie, author.) Frost Library; GE240.C3 W53 2016

A history of the world in seven cheap things (Patel, Raj, author.) Frost Library; GF41 .P36 2017

Arts of living on a damaged planet : ghosts of the anthropocene Frost Library; GF75 .A65 2017

Understanding human ecology : a systems approach to sustainability (Dyball, Rob.) Frost Library; GF75 .D93 2015

Environmental futures Frost Library; GF75 .E57 2016

Security in the Anthropocene : reflections on safety and care (Harrington, Cameron, author.) Frost Library; GF75 .H37 2017

Land & animal & nonanimal Frost Library; GF75 .L36 2015

Veer ecology : a companion for environmental thinking Frost Library; GF75 .V45 2017

The New Deal's forest army : how the Civilian Conservation Corps worked (Alexander, Benjamin F., 1962-, author.) Frost Library; S930 .A44 2018

Waste land : meditations on a ravaged landscape (Hanson, David T.) Frost Library; TD1040 .H28 1997 xx