Political and Social Sciences


Same-sex marriage: Ireland and the US

On 22 May 2015 a referendum was held in Ireland on a proposed amendment to the Irish Constitution which would permit same-sex marriage. The proposal was approved by 62% of the voters.  A month later the US Supreme Court established  a constitutional right to same-sex marriage striking down bans in 15 states. In Obergefell et.al. v. Hodges the […]

Library trial access to ‘Sole 24 Ore’ and ‘Banca Dati 24’

The Library hosts a trial of Banca Dati 24 – including the ePaper version of the Italian daily Il Sole 24 Ore – until 14 July 2015. Access the daily and weekend editions at the lower right of the homepage at ‘Quotidiano digitale di oggi’. Click on the image for the digital edition. The platform also includes modules on Italian law, taxes and public administration including dossiers; Codici, Contratti, Famiglia, Lex24, Mediazione, Banche Dati Online and other topics. Access the trial via this Library link. Feedback is very welcome.

EUI Virtual Journal Display

The Virtual Journal Display is a selection of important full-text journals available at the EUI Library whose current tables of contents  can be found online in JournalTOCs with a link to the full-text. For each of the four disciplines a selection of important e-journals has been made which show the table of contents of the […]

Two EUI Research Papers Series in SSRN

The Law Department has launched the European University Institute (EUI) Legal Research Paper Series as a Law Research Centers Papers series within the Legal Scholarship Network (LSN) of SSRN. The Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS)  has launched the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) Research Papers Series as a Political Science Research […]

ICPSR webinar on the use of statistics in the social sciences – Deirdre McCloskey

 Join the ICPSR  for a Webinar on Monday, October 28, 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT.   No registration required.   Visit https://connect.umms.med.umich.edu/mccloskey/ and enter as a Guest  Description: Existence, arbitrary statistical significance, philosophical possibilities uncalibrated to the sizes of important effects in the world are useless for science. Yet in medical science, in population biology, in much of sociology, political […]

Interesting databases on trial

The Library currently has a number of databases and e-resources on trial of interest to political and social scientists.  Below are brief descriptions.  More information and links taking you to the database can be found on the Library’s Database Trial Page 1.  Oxford Handbooks Online:  is a collection of subject-based research guides containing in-depth, high-level articles […]