by Adam Siegel — April 2, 2020
by Adam Siegel — April 2, 2020

Russian and Eastern European Studies Indexes And Resources

by Adam Siegel – April 2, 2020

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As is generally the case, the broadly interdisciplinary nature of “Russian and Eastern European Studies” means that there is no single index or bibliographic tool that exhaustively covers all the relevant literature.  Conducting research in broader disciplines with a Russian, Slavic, or Central/Eastern Europeans/Eurasian focus may require relying on subject-specific indexes (e.g., History, Literature, Anthropology, Political Science, etc.).

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The Melvyl catalog allows users to search for documents held by the UC Davis and other UC libraries.  When configured for “Libraries Worldwide,” the catalog allows users to find documents (books, media, reports, etc.) held by libraries throughout North America and Europe.

Covers the social sciences and humanities with citations and abstracts of journal articles, books, manuscripts, and dissertations published primarily in Russia, the republics of the former Soviet Union, and countries in Eastern Europe.

Coverage: 1986-present
Tags: Russia, Slavic, Social Science, Soviet Union

The Current Digest of the Post-Soviet Press is a leading publication in the field of Soviet/Russian area studies. Each week, it presents a selection of Russian-language press materials, carefully translated into English. Intended for use in teaching and research, the translations are thus presented as documentary materials without elaboration or commentary, and state the opinions and views of the original authors, not the publishers of the journal.

Coverage: 2001-present
Tags: News, Post-Soviet, Soviet

“Библиотека содержит более 15 тысяч книг как русских так и зарубежных писателей среди которых обязательно найдётся то, что заинтересует тебя.” Open-access, full-text, Russian-language archive of more than 15,000 books.

"Библиотека «ImWerden» (в переводе с немецкого «в развитии», «в становлении») — электронная библиотека Рунета.
Indexes worldwide publications on literature, language, linguistics, folklore, film, television, and theater from 1923 to the present.
Coverage: 1926-present
Tags: Language, Literature

This database is the combined archive  of two bibliographic indexes, Pascal and Francis. They provide multidisciplinary and multilingual coverage of humanities and social sciences. Source documents include journal articles, books, conference proceedings, dissertations, and reports.  It was produced and is now hosted as an open access resource by the Institut de l’Information Scientifique et Technique of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique.

Coverage: 1972-2015

BASE is one of the world’s most voluminous search engines especially for academic open access web resources. BASE is operated by Bielefeld University Library.

“Pravda was the official voice of Soviet communism and the Central Committee of the Communist Party between 1918 and 1991, when Boris Yeltsin signed a decree closing Pravda down. Founded in 1912 in St. Petersburg, Russia, Pravda originated as an underground, daily workers’ newspaper, and soon became the main newspaper of the revolutionary wing of the Russian socialist movement. After the collapse of the USSR, nationalist and communist journalists intermittently published a print newspaper and an online newspaper under the name Pravda. Today, Pravda represents the oppositional stance of the Communist Party in the Russian Federation.”

Coverage: 1912-2009
Tags: News, Russia, Soviet Union

C.300 English-language reviews of some 500 European reference titles. Much of the content consists of abstracts in English of reviews that originally appeared in the German journal Informationsmittel:IFB, edited by Klaus Schreiber of the Württembergische Landesbibliothek, Stuttgart. German-language publications predominate, but titles in French, Icelandic, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, and Spanish are also covered. The “Special Reports” feature offers reviews surveying reference works in a particular topic area.

Coverage: 1994--present
Tags: Europe, Libraries, Science

Open-access, full-text, Russian-language collection devoted to contemporary Russian literature by women, including prose, criticism, and theoretical works.

“The paper version, in publication since 1926, covers more than 1,700 journals, series, and continuing publications of academies, universities, and research institutes in the fields of humanities, natural sciences, and the social sciences, and it also covers the popular periodical literature.”

Coverage: 1956-1975
Tags: Humanities, Russia, Science, Social Science

“C.E.E.O.L. is an online archive which provides access to full text PDF articles from 473 humanities and social science journals and re-digitized documents pertaining to Central, Eastern and South-Eastern European topics.” Note: the Library does not subscribe to the full-text CEEOL library at this time.

Coverage: 1990s - present (varies)
Tags: Europe, Humanities, Social Science

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