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European Documentation Centre: Keeping up to date

European Sources Online

European Sources Online (ESO) is an online database and information service which provides access to information on the institutions and activities of the European Union, the countries, regions and other international organisations of Europe, and on issues of importance to European researchers, citizens and stakeholders.


Gale General Onefile

Magazine, news, and journal articles on general interest topics and current events.


Pressreader provides unlimited access to thousands of newspapers and magazines.

BOB (Box of Broadcasts)

Catch up with radio and TV news. Over 60+ TV and radio channels covered.

Times Digital Archive 

A database containing the complete digital edition of The Times (London) from 1785- 2012. Contains every complete page of every issue of the newspaper, including headlines, articles and images from all content - front pages, editorials, birth and death notices, advertisements and classified ads.

BBC News - Europe

Alert Services

Many databases and journals have a feature to save a search and then recieve an email alert.

Multidisciplinary databases that have this feature:

For further advice on using the current awareness features in any of our databases contact

JournalTOCs is a a current awareness service to discover the latest articles from the publishers.  This is a free collection of scholarly journal table of contents.  Over 30,000 journals included.  Alerts can be set up for new issues of you 'followed' journals.

European Commission