IM851: European Field Seminar Sources on European Union (Netherlands, Belgium, France and Hungary)

Regional Resources:

Europa – the official website of the European Union

CIA World Factbook – European Union

EU Delegation to the United States of America

Consilium – the Council of the European Union

The European Central Bank

Euronext Stock Exchanges

Country Profiles and Surveys:

Note: Includes country profiles from several sources: Business Monitor International, Countrywatch Inc., Datamonitor, EIU, Global Insight, Going Global, Icon Group, OECD, and PRS Group. Select “Country Reports” from “Publications” column on the right. Highlights may include, country monitor, country review, economic competitiveness and country forecast.

CIA World Factbook

Unclassified data for 250 countries covering economics, politics, foreign relations, and other topics. Updated every two weeks.


US Department of State

Fact Sheet: US Relations with:


EIU- The Economist Intelligence Unit

Note: Each country page in the database provides forecast updates and featured analysis on economic and political events as well as content pertaining to market opportunities, government regulations and the financial services sector.

World Development Indicators (WDI)

Note: Use World Development Indicators (WDI) for sophisticated data retrieval and presentation, charting and mapping, and exporting of data. WDI is arranged in six sections: world view, people, environment, economy, states and markets, and global links. Contains more than 900 indicators, 210 countries, 18 groups, and over 40 years (1960 to 2007) of data, where data are available. The tables cover 210 economies and 18 country groups with basic indicators for a further 62 economies.

OECD iLibrary (2000)
Note: OECD Economic Surveys for over 40 other countries. From main screen, Country Reports and Tables are available for 75 countries. See

Company Information:

Note: Search for foreign subsidiaries of U.S. companies.

Note: Search for US subsidiaries of foreign companies.

Mergent online (1997]-)
Note: This database will compare company against company using ratios and financial metrics, access company SEC filings like 10-k’s as well as annual reports and allows you to export financials into Excel.
Company Dossier via LexisNexis

Information on public and private international companies; click on “Create a Company List” tab to create list of international or U.S. companies by industry, geographic area and revenue.

Note: International public and private companies and their subsidiaries worldwide. Create lists by country and industry.


Company News:

Note: Current news from over a thousand business magazines and trade journals. Includes Wall Street Journal.

Note: Business Source Complete contains indexes, abstracts and full text of business publications, scholarly publications and peer-reviewed journals. Among the sources covered in this database are EIU (Economist Intelligence Unit) country economic reports, company profiles and industry profiles from MarketLine (Formerly Datamonitor), and monographs.

Factiva (2001)
Note: Current news from thousands of international newspapers, newswires and trade journals. Includes Wall Street Journal.

Note: Current news from major and local newspapers and newswires.

Newspapers and Ejournals

BBC Country Profiles – country basics and detailed information about top media outlets.


To search for articles in newspapers, magazines, journals and periodicals go to:


Press Display

Find Business Articles and Data


Check the library catalog for books about your country. Unless otherwise noted, all books are located in Pardee Library. Some books in Pardee Library may be on the New Books Shelf. The link, to the record in the online catalog, provides publication details and availability. See sample keywords below:

Keywords: Netherlands Business, Netherlands Economy, Belgium Business, Belgium economic conditions, France Capitalism, Hungary Business, Hungary Economics, Budapest Business

The shock of America : Europe and the Challenge of the Century
CB203 .E49 2012 (Mugar Library)

Constructing Capitalisms Transforming Business Systems in Central and Eastern Europe
2013 (Online Access through Oxford Scholarship Online)

Creative Industries and Innovation in Europe Concepts, Measures and Comparative Case Studies
2013 (Online Access through Ebrary)

Capitalist Diversity on Europe’s Periphery
2012 (Online Access through Ebrary)

Economy and Society in Europe a Relationship in Crisis
2012 (Online Access through Ebrary)

Europe in Crisis Bolt From the Blue?
2013 (Online Access through Ebrary)

National Intellectual Capital and the Financial Crisis in Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Switzerland
2014 (Online Access through Springer Link)

Shaping Europe: France, Germany, and Embedded Bilateralism for the Elysee Treaty to Twenty First Century Politics
DC59.8.G3 K767 2013 (Mugar Library)

Between Republic and Market: Globalization and Identity in Contemporary France
HM753.W38 2012 (Mugar Library)

The French Way: How France Embraced and Rejected American Values and Power
E183.8.F8 K85 2012 (Mugar Library)

The Politics of Belgium
JN6165. D465 2012 (Mugar Library)