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Core Resources

Provides access to journal articles, news articles, government reports, and other material from the post-Soviet period. Provides access in Russian or English. Searches submitted in English will yield results in English. Searches in Russian may be conducted using a drop-down keyboard or using Library of Congress Transliteration. Individual titles currently held in electronic format only may be browsed and searched.
Covers North American scholarship on East-Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Provides access to journal articles, chapter titles, miscellaneous papers, etc. published in the U.S.
Statistical publications from Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States.
Provides access to full text PDF articles from over 200 humanities and social science journals, electronic books and re-digitized documents pertaining to Central, Eastern and South-Eastern European topics.
Established on April 22, 1929 with the support of the "father of Soviet literature," writer Maxim Gorky, Literaturnaia gazeta is a landmark publication in Russia's cultural heritage. With its focus on literary and intellectual life, it allowed Soviet Russia's preeminent authors, poets, and cultural figures a particular podium for commentary, affording perhaps fewer restrictions than might be possible in other publications. Was considered the most open among newspapers of the Soviet era, and it remains popular among the intelligentsia in today's Russia.

Important Resources

Ebsco Academic Search  (1975+)  
Multi-disciplinary database providing abstract & indexing with select full text for many core scholarly journals as well as popular press periodicals
EconLit  (1886+)  
Indexes international economic literature. Includes major journals, articles in collective volumes (essays, proceedings, etc.), books, full-text book reviews, dissertations, and working papers.
Environment Complete  (1888+)  
Abstract/index information for environmental policy and studies.
Note: For later years see World News Connection.
Translation service of the U.S. Government, usually attributed to the Central Intelligence Agency. It covered political, military, economic, environmental and sociological news and commentary, as well as scientific and technical information.
Historical Abstracts  (1954+)  
Indexes books and journal articles on the history of the world (excluding the U.S. and Canada) from 1450 to the present.
Izvestiia Digital Archive  (1917-2010)  
Kremlin's newspaper of record. Full-image with text. The convenience of browsing full pages is similar to working with print originals, allowing users to browse, search and focus on graphic images and text.
The collection of archival documents from the Russian State Archive of Literature and Art (RGALI) contains unique material on Jewish avant-garde art, Stalin's repressions, and the history of Soviet culture and theater. This material, which is in Yiddish, Hebrew, Russian, English, French, and other European languages, allows us not only to further our knowledge of Yiddish theater and Jewish culture in the Soviet Union, but also to deepen and revise our understanding of the Kremlin's policy toward Jewish society and culture, and of the realia of the everyday life of Jews in the 1920s-40s. The collection of archival documents from the Russian State Archive of Literature and Art (RGALI) contains unique material on Jewish avant-garde art, Stalin's repressions, and the history of Soviet culture and theater. This material, which is in Yiddish, Hebrew, Russian, English, French, and other European languages, allows us not only to further our knowledge of Yiddish theater and Jewish culture in the Soviet Union, but also to deepen and revise our understanding of the Kremlin's policy toward Jewish society and culture, and of the realia of the everyday life of Jews in the 1920s-40s.
JSTOR    
Full text archive of core journals in select disciplines. Journal issues from the most recent 3-5 years are usually NOT available electronically through JSTOR.
Comprehensive database of legal materials, including cases, statutes, and regulations of the U.S. government and the various state governments; case law from 1789 to present; current and historical statutes and regulations from 1980 forward. Provides full text of many major global, national, and regional newspapers. For comparisons between Lexis-Nexis Academic and Factiva see http://firestone.princeton.edu/econlib/universe.html.
Pravda Digital Archive  (1912-2009)  
Official newspaper of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation.
ProQuest Research Library  (Mid 1970s+. (Highly selective earlier coverage))  
Abstracting, indexing, and select full text of many core scholarly journals, magazines and major newspapers for information on a broad range of subjects.
Provides access to a unique collection of late 19th and early 20th century Russian theater and film periodicals, which also includes material on other forms of entertainment and mass culture in pre-revolutionary Russia. The files are available in PDF as well as Déjà vu format.
Coverage of sociology journals, books, and conference proceedings, encompassing all sub-disciplines and closely related areas of study.
Sociofile  (1952+)  
Indexing and abstracting of the world's literature in sociology and related disciplines, both theoretical and applied. Covers 2,500 journals, conference papers, dissertations, and book reviews. Includes materials in 30 languages.
Includes Soviet film magazines and newspapers from the 1920s and 1930s, reflecting the most interesting and fertile period in the history of Russian film. These publications are largely absent from book collections in the West, and are now presented for the first time as a large, complete set. They shed light on the production side of Soviet cinematography, as well as on the theoretical and practical concepts developed by the period's leading directors and critics.

Related Resources

Full-text ethnography materials of the world's cultures. At present, eHRAF indexes only 60 cultures, so for comprehensive treatment of world cultures use the HRAF microfiche collection in Microform Services (Microfiche 285). The collection of ethnography was produced on microfiche from 1950 to 1993. Two guides to the microfiche, Outline of World Cultures and Outline of Cultural Materials are available in Microforms Services (FilmB) GN345.3 .M87 1983.
Provides citations to articles, books, book chapters, and dissertations on all aspects of modern literature, language, and linguistics.
Note: 1968-1971 of the foreign language component is only available in print. (SSRC) Z7164.A2P8
Citations to articles, books, reports, and select government documents on U.S. and international public policy issue. Generally considered to be a comprehensive index to policy literature.
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: Full Text  (1861+; full text 1997+)  
Access to citations and abstracts for every title in the Dissertation Abstracts database. Dissertations written from 1997 forward are available full text. The database includes citations to dissertations from 1861 to those accepted last semester. Citations for dissertations and master's theses published from 1980 forward have abstracts.
Provides citations and abstracts of the international literature in political science, including journal articles, books and book chapters, dissertations, and reviews. It also covers such areas as international relations, law, sociology, economics, and public policy. Provides references to reliable websites.

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