Special Collections

The Special Collections are made of important series of historical documents available in print, in microform or in digital format through remote database subscriptions and CDROM's loaded on the EUI library server.
See also the EUI Library list of Databases useful for historians .

Historical Statistics

Historical statistics are statistics of purely historical nature were found in all areas of the EUI Library, in 1990 it was decided to create a small but very important printed books statistics section at the beginning of the History collection.

History statistics are described together with other statistical material in our economic subject guide area.

As for all historical monographs, these statistical works were classified using a Dewey classification scheme modified to suit the Library's requirements. All the printed historical national, European and international statistics were grouped together on the shelves at the beginning of the History Collection.

It has also to be mentioned that a considerable amount of statistical material is also available in the Microforms Room. Not only are there back issues of periodicals but also commercially published collections of statistics and more general collections in which statistics figure. However, owing to the size and complexity of these collections, most of the material is not individually catalogued. Many of these statistics can in fact be identified via the separately published printed bibliographies compiled to aid the use of collections. Relevant material kept in the Microform Room include:

  • International Population Census Publications

  • Statistical yearbooks

  • Annual reports of the world's central banks

  • Publications from the League of Nations, the IMF, the OEEC and the OECD

  • UK and USA statistics


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