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Continental Europe Database: Sample Searches

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Please note that the links below will only work if you are authenticated to Continental Europe Database For alternative methods of authentication and links to Continental Europe Database please see the documents in the Additional Materials page.

Sample Searches

Basic Search

You are interested in finding information about the potential construction of an airport in Notre Dame des Landes (France), which remains controversy due the opposition regarding its economic viability, the generation efficiency and its impacts on the region's people and environment.

  1. Go to Basic Search
  2. Enter the key words: "Notre de Dame des Landes" airportRemember to use "" to find the exact phrase. 
  3. In the search results page, you can use the publication date filter to find the lastest results

Advanced Search

You are looking for article on the subject of advertising in Frenc

  1. Go to Advanced Search
  2. Select "Subject Headings Main Subject" from to drop down edit in the first box
  3. Click on the Look Up Subjects link that just appeared to the right of the box
  4. Search for Advertising, and select add it the Search
  5. Select French from the list of languages at the bottom of the screen
  6. Click Search


You would like to browse all the publications about Linguistics in Spanish:

  1. Go to Publications Search
  2. In the "Narrow publications list" menu select "Spanis" in the language filter
  3. Then select "Linguistics" in the publication subject menu
  4. You will see that there are 19 publications about agriculture in Spanish.

You would like to browse the December issue, published in 2013 of the journal Vie et Sciences de l'Entreprise

  1. Go to Publications Search
  2. In the search box, write "Vie & Sciences de l'Entreprise" and select "title begins with"
  3. Click on the journal title
  4. Scroll down to "Browse specific issues" and select 2013. Click on the desired volume to browse it.