How to Search

The search in all fields (Title, Author, Doc.Num) refers only to the complete input string (e.g. any word or sentence or any part of a word or sentence). Therefore no maskings or truncations (like '*' or '+') should be used. There is no distinction between capital and small letters!

Many entries in our catalogue, especially the offical documents (e.g. COM, CdR, CES and PE) are not only available in printed form, but also as multilingual bibliographical reference and/or as electronic full text. To limit the search to electronic versions just activate the button "only full texts". A PDF-reader has to be installed.

Document type (field: Doc.Type) and document numbers (field: Doc.Num) of official documents are explained in the following table. It is possible to enter any string (or a part of it) in the Doc.Num field.

Doc.TypeDescriptionDoc.Num (examples)Printed version EDC catalogue Full text
DIRDirectivesDIR/1959/02211959 - 19991959 -1959 -
CdRReports of the Committee of the RegionsCdR/1996/0438 1996 - 20031996 -1999 -



Opinions of the Economic and Social CommitteeCES/1997/0985 1984 - 20031985 -1997 -
CONSLEGConsolidated legislationCONSLEG/374L04091996/971996/97-
COMDocuments of the European CommissionKOM/1997/0647 1968 - 20021985 -1995 -2)
JOINDocuments of the European Commission and the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security PolicyJOIN/2012/0013 - 2012 -2012 -
PEReports of the European ParliamentPE/1997/A4-0271 1966 - 19971985 -1996 -



Documents issued by the Secretariat General of the Commission



only single copies

SEC: 1997 - 2012

SWD: 2012 -

1997 -


1) The renaming of "Economic and Social Committee" to "European Economic and Social Committee" in 2003 had an effect on the document number.

2) All COM Documents (recorded in the EDC catalogue as 'KOM'), which are published in OJ (Series C) after 1995, can be loaded as full text or at least as bibliographic reference with additional information in all languages by a direct connection to EUR-Lex database. The older title entries and those, which are not published in OJ, can be translated via CELEX-plus in other languages.

3) SEC Documents where renamed to SWD Documents in 2012. Single SEC Documents appear nevertheless in subsequent years. Please note that the SEC / SWD collection is not complete!