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.

Rethinking the oceans : towards the blue economy (Michel, James Alix, 1944-, author.) Frost Library; GC1015.2 .M54 2016

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

The land speaks : new voices at the intersection of oral and environmental history (Lee, Debbie (Deborah Jean), 1960-, author.) Frost Library; GE160.N7 L44 2017

Conceptual innovation in environmental policy Frost Library; GE170 .C6418 2017

Climate crisis and the democratic prospect : participatory governance in sustainable communities (Fischer, Frank, 1942-, author.) Frost Library; GE170 .F53 2017

New strategies for wicked problems : science and solutions in the 21st century Frost Library; GE180 .N48 2017

The seasons alter : how to save our planet in six acts (Kitcher, Philip, 1947-, author.) Frost Library; GE195 .K574 2017

Climate change and gender in rich countries : work, public policy and action Frost Library; GE195.9 .C55 2017

Making the most of the anthropocene : facing the future (Denny, Mark, 1953-, author.) Frost Library; GF21 .D46 2017

Matter & desire : an erotic ecology (Weber, Andreas, 1967-, author.) Frost Library; GF21 .W4313 2017

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

Surviving the 21st century : humanity's ten great challenges and how we can overcome them (Cribb, Julian, author.) Frost Library; GF47 .C75 2017

Against the anthropocene : visual culture and environment today (Demos, T. J.) Frost Library; GF50 .D46 2017

Japanese environmental philosophy Frost Library; GF80 .J36 2017

Another revolution in U.S. farming? (Schertz, Lyle P.) Frost Library; S441 .S33

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