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Bulgarian Statistics: A Resource Guide

European Reading Room

European Reading Room staff help users navigate the Library’s vast European collections. The Division’s specialists promote discoverability by providing reference materials, guides, bibliographies, and other studies. Staff recommends new collection materials to best serve researchers, the library community, and federal agencies. The European Reading Room is located on the second floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building, in the Southeast Pavilion, entry is via the Hispanic Reading Room. A reader card is required for access to all reading rooms.

Collections & Services

Carol M. Highsmith, photographer. Second Floor, Southeast Pavilion. Domed ceiling of the Pavilion of the Elements showing Apollo surrounded by the elements Earth, Air, Fire, and Water by William De Leftwich Dodge, and signs of the zodiac by Elmer E. Garnsey. 2011. Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division.

The European Reading Room should be the starting point for readers and researchers whose interest relates to European countries, including the Russian-speaking areas of Asia, but excluding Spain, Portugal, and the British Isles.

Our staff of multilingual reference librarians can direct you to the materials you need and answer reference questions related to the European collections.

Special Services

The European Reading Room offers research orientations every other Tuesday. Consultations also are available by appointment or for walk-ins. The European Division also sponsors special events such as lectures and symposia.

The Reference Collection

The European Reading Room contains a reference collection of approximately ten thousand volumes on Europe. This collection covers all European countries except Portugal, Spain, and the British Isles, and includes dictionaries, encyclopedias, biographical, historical, and genealogical works, guides, directories, statistical yearbooks, atlases, and specialized catalogs and guides.

The General Collections

Readers may access the catalog of the Library of Congress and have books and bound periodicals from the general collections delivered to the European Reading Room.

European Reading Room Collections

The European Reading Room has custody of current, unbound Slavic and Baltic periodicals (about 3,500 titles, including 250 newspapers). Also available are collections of political and social ephemera and uncataloged pamphlets.

Manuscripts, Microfilm, and Special Collections

Selected Guides for Researching European Collections

Reading in French: A Student's Guide to Francophone Literature & Language Learning - This guide is for students of French language and culture. It offers a selection of books in French that are most suitable for language learners.

This guide is for students of French language and culture. It offers a selection of books in French including: comics (bande dessinée) & graphic novels, children's and young adult literature, crime novels, contemporary fiction, and contemporary issues.

Russian 2008 Presidential Election Ephemera Guide -Election ephemera such as party platforms, posters, and flyers are primary sources for the study of politics, history and elections.

Election ephemera such as party platforms, posters, and flyers are primary sources for the study of politics, history and elections. This guide describes the collection for the March 2008 Russian Presidential election in the European Reading Room.

Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chornobyl, Ukraine: A Resource Guide -This guide provides print and electronic resources about the Chernobyl Nuclear Accident.

On April 26, 1986, a safety test at a power plant near the town of Chornobyl escalated into the worst nuclear accident in history. This guide provides information about print and electronic resources relevant to the event.

Women of the French Revolution - This guide is a starting point for research on women in the French Revolution of 1789.

This guide is a starting point for research on women in the French Revolution of 1789. It includes English and French-language bibliographies, open-access digital resources, images, and biographical information on key figures in the Revolution.

Bulgarian Statistics: A Resource Guide - This guide to Bulgarian statistical publications covers major sources for demography, agriculture, public finance, and general statistics, focusing on Library of Congress collections.

This guide to Bulgarian statistical publications covers major sources for demography, agriculture, public finance, and general statistics. The selection is based mostly on the collections of the Library of Congress, but other sources are also included.

Croatian Newspapers in the Library of Congress -This guide to Croatian newspapers in the Library of Congress includes titles published within the current territory of Croatia.

This guide to Croatian newspapers in the Library of Congress includes titles published within the current territory of Croatia, regardless of language, as well as Croatian-language titles published in the Balkan and world diasporas.