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Special Source Collections

The Special Source Collection is made off important series of historical documents available printed, in microform or in digital format through remote database subscriptions and CDROM's loaded on the EUI library server.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 .

  • E-Books Collections

  • Ophir  
    Biblioteca Virtual dos Descobrimentos Portuguese (Virtual Library of the Portuguese Discoveries)

  • Diplomatic Documents Series

  • 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 printyed books statistic's section at the begining 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

  • Goldsmith's-Kress Library Of Economic Literature

    • This microfilm collection includes the combined titles from the Goldsmiths' Library of Economic Literature at the University of London, and the Kress Library of Business and Economics at the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration in Boston with materials supplemented from the Seligman Collection in the Butler Library at Columbia University and from the Sterling Library at Yale University.

    • Materials filmed include printed books, pamphlets, proclamations, government publications and broadsides printed between 1460 and 1860. This is the single most comprehensive and valuable collection in existence for researching the literature of economics and business and is also a major resource for the study of political and social history. It includes some material printed in non-English languages. The documents are available at the EUI Library in the Multimedia Room. (More information about this collection is available directly from the publisher .)

    • All titles in this collection are in the EUI catalogue. A search for the title "Goldsmiths'-Kress" results in an alphabetical list of all titles in the collection. Each record contains a unique item number with which the pertinent microfilm can be located in the Microforms Room.

    • All the books available on microfilm and much more is now accessible online through the Making of the Modern World (MOMW) full-text database: 
      "The Making of the Modern World: Goldsmiths'-Kress Library of Economic Literature 1450-1850" provides digital facsimile images on every page of 61,000 works of literature on economic and business published from 1450 through 1850. Full-text searching on more than 12 million pages provides researchers unparalleled access to this vast collection of material on commerce, finance, social conditions, politics, trade and transport."

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