This subject covers: material on Russia; the Balkans, excluding Yugoslavia (Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Romania); the Baltics (Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania); Czechoslovakia; Czech Republic; Slovakia; Belarus; Moldova; Ukraine; Hungary; the Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Chechnia); Poland; Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan); Bosnia; Croatia; Macedonia; Serbia/Montenegro; and Slovenia.
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ABSEES On Line covers North-American academic and professional research on Russia & Eastern Europe. Coverages is from the late 1980s to the present. The print edition began in 1957 and can be found in Wilson Library DJK9.A4x [1957-1959] and Wilson Library Quarto DJK9.A4x [1967-1994]..
Comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs. Publishes a wide range of scholarship from 1991 onward that includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs.
Since its establishment in 1914, PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service) has chronicled issues in the public debate through highly selective coverage of a wide variety of sources, including references to monographs, periodical articles, notes and announcements, government documents, policy reports and analytics. Addition of the Archive to our current PAIS International database extends comprehensive access to public and social policy information.
General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles
LexisNexis Academic is a full text databases of business, legal, news, magazines, and wire services. It includes sources for accounting, environmental studies, health and medical care, government and politics, people, and consumer information. Legal publications include law journals, federal and state statutes, codes, cases, agency rules & regulations, patents and legal reference materials.
General Reference Sources
Europa World is the online version of the Europa World Year Book. 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 in Wilson Library -- Wilson Lib Quarto JN1 .E85. The most recent print edition is found in Wilson Reference and many other campus libraries.
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.
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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 Poland, the Czech and Slovak Republics, and Hungary, which are not covered in RFE/RL Newsline. The TOL on-line archive is available back to 1999. Its print predecessor, Transition (1995-1999), are found in the Wilson Library Annex.
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.
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