Social Sciences Collection

Our social sciences collection is primarily compiled with the parliament, ministries, and other public sector bodies, as well as specialists, lecturers, students, and other interested parties in mind. 

The collection can be found in the ESTER online catalogue and in the search portal of the National Library. The publications are stored in the field-specific reading rooms and the stacks. Literature kept in the stacks can be ordered for use within the library or borrowed from all of the reading rooms. 

 

Law

  • sources of law and core texts; 

  • legislation and case law; 

  • commented editions of legislation; 

  • Estonian law; 

  • foreign laws; 

  • public law, private law, international law.

Politics

  • political science – comparative politics, governance, political participation, political ideology, political culture, etc.;  

  • public administration – postmodern welfare state, policymaking, governance patterns and reforms;  

  • international relations – geopolitics, foreign and security policy, diplomacy.  

  • political science – comparative politics, governance, political participation, political ideology, political culture, etc.;  

  • public administration – postmodern welfare state, policymaking, governance patterns and reforms;  

  • international relations – geopolitics, foreign and security policy, diplomacy. 

Economics

  • foreign economies (European countries in particular), finance, business, management, marketing, logistics, etc.;  

  • digital economy and application of technologies in business.

Management and organisational psychology

  • management psychology; 

  • organisational behaviour;  

  • change management; 

  • management communication;  

  • applied management psychology;   

  • economic, sales, and advertising psychology;  

  • customer behaviour.  

Sociology

  • general theories of social sciences;  

  • schools of modern sociological theory and the latest research methods in sociology;  

  • comparative studies of countries;  

  • special theories of social development and social processes. 

Information sciences

  • research libraries; 

  • literature supporting the development of the National Library of Estonia;  

  • role of libraries in the digital age; 

  • development of information literacy and training of information specialists; 

  • design and evaluation of library services; 

  • organisation of work and management of libraries; 

  • online libraries; 

  • design of collections; 

  • history of libraries. 

Publications of international organisations

Materials from the UN and its sub-organisations: EBRD, ICAO, ILO, IMF, IMO, OECD, OSCE, UNESCO, UNWTO, WHO, WTO, and select publications from AI, COE, EFTA, IOM, IPU, NATO, OPEC, UNICEF, WIPO, World Bank, and others:   

  • official documents; 

  • judicial decisions; 

  • international treaties and commentaries on treaties; 

  • analyses and statistical data collections; 

  • yearbooks; 

  • conference materials; 

  • reports. 

Publications of the European Union

  • EU institutions;  

  • law;  

  • energy and transport, enterprise and industry;  

  • education and culture, information society and media;  

  • human rights;   

  • common foreign policy;  

  • justice and home affairs;  

  • other policies.