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.

New Titles

The price of permanence : nature and business in the New South (Bryan, William D., author.) Frost Library; GE155.S68 B79 2018

A city on a lake : urban political ecology and the growth of Mexico City (Vitz, Matthew, 1979-, author.) Frost Library; GE160.M6 V58 2018

Chronicles from the environmental justice frontline (Roberts, J. Timmons.) Frost Library; GE185.L8 R63 2001

Science and environment in Chile : the politics of expert advice in a neoliberal democracy (Barandiarán, Javiera, author.) Frost Library; GE190.C5 B37 2018

Why good people do bad environmental things (DeSombre, Elizabeth R., author.) Frost Library; GE195 .D466 2018

Global resources and the environment (Oliver, Chadwick Dearing, 1947-, author.) Frost Library; GE195 .O55 2018

The ecocentrists : a history of radical environmentalism (Woodhouse, Keith Mako, author.) Frost Library; GE197 .W66 2018

Racial ecologies Frost Library; GE230 .R33 2018

Uneasy alchemy : citizens and experts in Louisiana's chemical corridor disputes (Allen, Barbara L.) Frost Library; GE235.L8 A38 2003

California greenin' : how the Golden State became an environmental leader (Vogel, David, 1947-, author.) Frost Library; GE315.C2 V64 2018

The end of man : a feminist counterapocalypse (Zylinska, Joanna, 1971-, author.) Frost Library; GF86 .Z95 2018

The American Farmer in the Eighteenth Century : A Social and Cultural History (Bushman, Richard L., author.) Frost Library; S441 .B87 2018

Campesino a campesino (Holt-Giménez, Eric.) Frost Library; S476.A1 H65 2006