European Documentation Center
Chulalongkorn University


I n t r o d u c t i o n

  The European Documenation Center (EDC) was established at Chulalongkorn University in August 1993 with the support of the European Commission in Brussels and as such it forms an integrated part of the Chulalongkorn University European Studies Programme (CUESP). The EDC is located on the fifth floor of the Center of Academic Resources (CAR) Chulalongkorn University.

The EDC is a specialist library with books and material in English about economics, politics, law and history of the European integration process, including books on the institutions of the European Union and specific policy subjects.
Until today, the Centre holds a collection of more than 1,800 books and also 24 Journals on topics related to the European Union and European Integration, in particular with focus on historical, political, economic and legal aspects.

The collection also provides information and books on the 15 member states of the European Union (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom).

  As granted by the European Commission, the EDC receives,
on a regular basis, all the official publications of the institutions of the European Union (EU). This means that it contains the texts and documents of all legislation of the Union, as well as bulletins, reports, policy statements, records of debates etc. including an on-line access to databases to the official documentation of the EU.

The information can be very specific and the EDC is as such the only centre in Thailand where these kinds of information can be retrieved. The EDC is open for external users such as academics, students and researchers who are preparing a thesis or who are doing other academic research. The EDC also welcomes the general public who may be interested in consulting our collection.

The EDC provides also with its up-to-date collection of books and material on European affairs, the research and class support for 30-40 M.A. students in the Master of Arts programme on European Studies (an interdisciplinary programme under the Graduate School of Chulalongkorn University).


Resources  in  the  Center

  Books on the European Union
The EDC has in total over 1,800 books on a variety of topics such as economics, law, environment, politics, trade, monetary and finance, history, European integration etc.

Journals
        Current Contents


  Legal documents
The EDC also contains serials relating to the legislative process of the European Union, amongst them:
  • Official Journal of the European Communities
  • Documents of the European Commission
  • European Parliament Reports
  • European Court Reports
Statistical material from EUROSTAT
The material can be divided into the following themes:
  • General statistics
  • Economy and finance
  • Energy and Industry
  • Population and social conditions
  • External trade
  • Agriculture, forestry and fisheries
  • Other statistics
Newspapers
  • European Voice
  • EU today
  • European University News
Monographs and discussion papers
Discussion papers and monographs in the EDC cover a wide range of subjects such as political science, economics, law, social issues, agriculture, culture and monetary issues.


Searching  Information  in  the  Centre

  On-Line catalogue
Users can access the EDC's catalogue
via login to the telnet, 161.200.145.1
or on web-site: http://www.car.chula.ac.th

Internet system, CD-ROM, audiovisual material
The EDC has computers available where users can search for information on the Internet and via CD-roms. Also audio-visual material on the European Union is available.


Staff  and  contact  address

  The library is serviced by
Librarian, Ms. Yupin Chancharoensin
Assistant Librarian, Ms. Vilai Tongtam

European Documentation Center (EDC)
Centre for Academic Resources
Main Library, 5th Floor Chulalongkorn University
Phya Thai Road, 10330 Bangkok


Tel: +662 218 2952-53
E-mail: yupin@mail.car.chula.ac.th