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Article Databases and Indexes
Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes
The major index to political-science materials published worldwide, from 1975 to the present. WPSA covers a few major Russian journals, e.g., Sotsiologicheskie Issledovaniia, Voprosy Istorii, as well as several collections of essays and papers in Russian and many other languaqges.
General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles
The new subtitle "Journal of Russian & East European Economic Affairs" indicates that despite its general title, this print/microfiche tool concentrates on economic topics, providing abstracts in English of articles from the East European press. Continues: Absees: Soviet & East European Abstracts Series, 1970-1992.
Best for business news and current news in English. No Russian-language souces are included. Look under "Guided News Search", then choose the news category "World News" and the news source "European Sources". You can further select individual titles, e.g., "Commersant Daily" OR "East European Energy Report" OR "East European Insurance Report" OR "Official Kremlin International News Broadcasts". Lexis-Nexis also covers the Current Digest of the Post-Soviet Press.
Full-text electronic versions of major Russian and many NIS periodicals on the same day they are published. The Universal database includes archives of back issues of newspapers and journals, some far back as 1996. It is a source for information on business, economics, domestic and foreign policy and important political events in Russia and the former Soviet Union.
The UDB can be searched in either Cyrillic or LC-transliterated Russian.
Catalogs and Bibliographies
Combines and replaces the severalprint series of the Russian Book Chamber's Letopis' (e.g., Knizhnaia letopis', Letopis' zhurnal'nykh statei
General Reference Sources
Europa World is the online version of the Europa World Year Book, the indispensable source of information on world-wide affairs. First published in 1926, the year book is renowned as one of the world's leading reference works, covering political and economic information in over 250 countries and territories, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.
--The print version of the Europa World Handbook is available at: TC Wilson Lib Quarto JN1 .E85 --Latest edition is in Wilson Reference
The Library of Congress Country Studies Series presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world. The series examines the interrelationships of those systems and the ways they are shaped by cultural factors.
General Reference Works
Carried out 9-16 October 2002 across the territory of the Russian Federation, the census is published in Russian, with many tables and reports also in English. Russian text can be searched using a Cyrillic keyboard provided or by using the Library of Congress transliteration scheme for Russian.
Handbooks and Manuals
Gateways & Megasites
"The European Reading Room is the primary public access point for readers and researchers seeking to use the vast European collections of the Library of Congress, including those from Russian-speaking areas of Asia." This front page contains links information about the Library's European collections, multi-media digital libraries, and to specialized bibliographies, European exhibits at the Library of Congress, European telephone directories, transliteration tables, and links to other pertinent web sites.
Periodical and Newspaper subscriptions
Electronic Journal Titles
This daily report provides expert analysis on major political events and trends in the former USSR (including the Central Asian republics) and Afthanistan, Iran, and Iraq. The serice features daily news headline reports, twelve weekly reports on the region, and country-specific reports. Reports are available in the region's languages and in English; with archives dating back to 2000. The site's main page is found at www.rferl.org.
Providing weekly news and background reports on the 28 countries of the former Soviet Bloc, TOL is especially useful for information on the Central European countries, which not covered in RFE/RL Newsline. The TOL on-line archive is available back to 1999. Issues of its predecessor, Transition (1995-1999), are found in the Wilson Library Annex.
Statistics and Data
Basic Socio-Economic Indicators of the Countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States . statistical information on the countries of the Commonwealth from 1980-1995 Database with over 3500 main social and economic indicators. Results of search presented in a table form or in a chart ready to be printed. User interface and data presented in English and Russian. Much of the data for the former republics has not been published elsewhere. In English.
"Detailed results of the 1995 Russian Parliamentary Elections by party, candidate and geographic region. Includes complete committee lists and assignments; brief biographic data on those elected and percentage analyses of the votes cast for each party and candidate." The user may choose between three volumes (regions, parties and deputies)." "Most of the data is "live" spreadsheets embedded in HTML pages. All data is fully exportable into a variety of software programs & spreadsheet applications, including Excel and Lotus." In English. (CD-ROM available in Wilson 's Electronic Research C
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