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Social Sciences & History Web

The Social Sciences & History Web is designed to provide access to scholarly resources in selected subject and geographic areas within the field of Western European Studies.  We do not strive for exhaustiveness but rather for quality. The resources organized here have undergone a selection and evaluation process.  If needed, annotations have been provided augmenting the research value of these resources to scholars.


Newspapers & Other News Resources
Web pages of European resources. 

Libraries & Other Information Resources
Links to union catalogs and individual library catalogs and other databases. 

European Search Engines

SOSIG (pronounced "sausage") 
Social Science Information Gateway 
The UK's first subject-based web catalog of resources. 

Featured newly added websites: 

Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative [Work in progress], an international research project aimed at the creation of distributed, spatially referenced GIS-style cultural databases which can be accessed across the Internet from a common front-end software. The ECAI is planning to extend its geographical focus into Europe.

Migration im WWW, based at the University of Bonn, organized European links to resources on all aspects of migration studies.

The Jean Monnet Program,  provides access to the tables of contents of journals relevant in European Integration research - law, human rights, economics, history and political sciences. Where available, abstracts are also included. Maintained by the Academy of European  Law at the European University Institute in Florence, the EU Center at Harvard and the Harvard Jean Monnet Chair at Harvard Law School.

 Selected Subject Resources


New! WESS-SSH Discussion Group Minutes for ALA Midwinter Meeting 2006 in San Antonio.

WESS-SSH Discussion Group Minutes for ALA Annual Meeting 2005 in Chicago.

WESS-SSH Discussion Group Meeting Agenda for Annual Meeting 2005 in Chicago 

For subject-oriented resources pertaining to Great Britain, visit the WESS British Studies Web




WESS-SSH Discussion Group
Organizational background and meeting agendas for upcoming meetings, when available. 

WESS-SSH Electronic Discussion Group
Information about the electronic discussion group for librarianship related to Western European social sciences and history.

 The Social Sciences & History Web is part of the Western European Studies Section Web of resources for West European studies.  Please send comments and suggestions for additional websites or report non-functioning links to David J. Duncan.  Last updated 03/13/06 06:39:24 PM .

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