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EDC: European Documentation Centre: EDC

Subjects: Law, Official Papers

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Navigate through this guide by clicking on the pertinent tab you can see above this box (below the main title of this guide).

Note: If you are interested in European Union Law, please follow link below for further guidance

The EDC & its collection

European Documentation Centres are neutral collections of official publications of the European Union, which are open to the public, and usually housed in academic libraries.  There are EDCs throughout the EU.  EDC status entitles the host library to receive one copy free of charge of most significant publications and documents of the EU.  There are over 40 EDCs in the UK. 

The Bodleian Library has been an EDC since 1963.

You will find it on Floor 0 of the Bodleian Law Library.

The EDC contains the official publications of the European Union:

Legislation and law reports
Treaties, regulations, directives, decisions
Proposals for new legislation
Documents generated during the legislative process
European Parliament debates – now only on-line
The case law of the European Court of Justice

Commission reports on all aspects of the EU
Council reports on institutional matters
European Parliament reports

General statistics; economy and finance
Population and social conditions
Energy and industry
Agriculture, forestry and fishery
Foreign trade
Services and transport
Environment; miscellaneous

Journals and newsletters are filed at the end of each subject division.

Please click on the blue tab above called EDC shelf marks for further information on the subject arrangement.

Subject Guide