This list is not meant to be exhaustive but rather to give the
researcher an idea of additional places to find full-text articles. These databases can
also be accessed by UIUC users from the library gateway. For a complete list of full text
databases available to UIUC users go to the
Publications related to Slavic and East European studies. Documents include articles, books, book
chapters, book reviews, dissertations, and selected government publications on East-Central Europe
and the former Soviet Union published in the United States and Canada.
This database is an online archive which provides access to full-text PDF articles from
823 humanities and social science journals, electronic books and re-digitized
documents pertaining to Central, Eastern and South-Eastern European topics
There are several useful resources within this one provider's database. The following list
describes some of the resources found in Eastview; there are more on the website that the
researcher can explore. In order to search or browse the databases individually, click the
appropriate link within the list, found below the search box.
Izvestiia Digital Archive
: Full-text of
Izvestiia in pdf format, from 1917 to the present.
Pravda Digital Archive
: Full-text of the entire run of
Pravda in pdf format, from 1912 to the present.
Kodeks Russian Law Databases
: Russian legislation; in Russian or English translation comprising thousands of documents
going back to 1991. Includes legislative acts issued by approximately 200 executive, legislative,
and judicial branches of Russia.
National Bibliography : Contains all 8 of the Russian National Bibliographic
Publications, some retrospective to 1994. This database includes:
Letopis' zhurnalnykh statei,
Letopis' gazetnykh statei and several other National Bibliography publication on art,
music and maps.
CIS & Baltic Periodicals
: The Universal Database of CIS and Baltic Newspapers includes a number of authoritative
periodicals published in the Newly Independent States of the former Soviet Union. The sources are
in Russian and in English, and cover various issues of domestic and international importance.
Central Newspapers: This database provides comprehensive coverage of national news,
current events, economic developments and cultural events in Russia.
Social Science & Humanities Journals
: This database is comprised of all 31 journals of the Russian Academy of Sciences ranging
from archeology to linguistics, as well as popular literary editions, and independent scholarly
publications. New titles are added on a regular basis. This Universal Database grows retroactively.
Full-text and full-image content of print editions is reproduced with original pagination.
: 34 Russian publications that monitor events from the Duma and Federation Council; from the
database: "The Universal Database of Governmental Publications (UDB-GOV) monitors mainly the events
in the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation. It includes stenographic records of the hearings
of both its houses, the Duma and Federation Council, and provides vote results, resolutions and
legislative drafts as well as auxiliary information such as the schedule and agenda of legislative
Regional Newspapers: "This database currently presents newspapers from all seven
Federal Districts of the Russian Federation and includes coverage of local issues of Moscow and St.
Petersburg. The database represents such noteworthy regions as the Northern Caucasus, Western
Siberia, the Volga region, and many others. The selected newspapers have the largest circulation in
their regions and are considered as most authoritative. The list of titles will continue to be
Russia/NIS Statistical Publications: Full-text of numerous statistical
publications from Russia and the republics of the former Soviet Union.
: Full-text of 35 Ukrainian periodicals. This is the first database of newspapers and
magazines of Ukraine (UDB-UKR) and includes publications in Russian, Ukrainian, and English. They
cover a broad range of political, economic, and cultural affairs of Ukraine. Topics include
Ukraine's progress along the reform path, the view and positions of various political forces,
changes in legislation, ethnic relations, and organizational trends in development of the armed
Country Data: Powerful database of annual, quarterly and monthly economic indicators and
forecasts. EIU CountryData gives you access to 317 series on 150 countries and 45 regional
aggregates, running from 1980 and forward to 2005.
News Watch: AGBU: Armenian General Benevolent Union, AIM: Armenian International
Magazine, The Armenian Reporter, Azerbaijan International, Russian Life, Ukrainian Weekly,
Abstracts: This database provides indexing of more than 3,100 academic historical journals in
over 40 languages dating back to 1955. It focuses on the 15th century forward, including world
history, military history, women's history, history of education and more. Scholars will find
full-text articles, as well as help in citation verification and continued research.
Islamicus: Publications on Islam, the Middle East and the Muslim world. Publication types
include articles, books, conference proceedings and more. All citations include links either to
holdings in library catalogs or full text.
Emerging Markets: Full-text news articles, financial statements, industry analyses, equity
quotes, macroeconomic statistics, and market-specific information, which are derived directly from
local information providers, appear in both English and the local language. The list of Slavic and
East European markets covered currently includes: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Croatia,
Czech Republic, Hungary, Khazakhstan, Kyrgyztan, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine,
PressDisplay: Instant access to 2200 newspapers from 97 countries in 54 languages! This
database provides online, full-text, full-color access to many newspapers of the region. A list of
countries is available in a scroll-down menu on the left-hand side of the main page. Once a country
is chosen, color thumbnails help the user navigate among different newspapers available from that
country. This database allows access to 90 days of back issues.
International Bibliography: Offers a detailed bibliography of journal articles, books and
dissertations. Produced by the Modern Language Association, the electronic version of the
bibliography dates back to the 1920's and contains over 2.3 million citations from more than 4,400
journals & series and 1,000 book publishers. The indexed materials coverage is international
and includes almost 60 titles from J-STOR’s language and literature collection as well as links to
is an expansive abstracting and indexing database with more than 3 million records devoted to
peer-reviewed literature in the behavioral sciences and mental health, making it an ideal discovery
and linking tool for scholarly research in a host of disciplines.
Academy of Sciences Bibliographies INION Database: A unique and rich source of information for
students and specialists in Slavic studies and social sciences.
Covering more than 12,500 periodicals published primarily in Russia, the republics of the
former Soviet Union, and countries in Eastern Europe, it cites and abstracts books, manuscripts,
dissertations and articles.
Provides citation and indexing information for all disciplines of science, including chemistry and
biology. This database is excellent for verifying citation information, and looking for sources in
any science-related research project. Periodicals from the region are well represented. When
accessed from campus, the option to find full-text is available to the user. NOTE: Users must
register a free account before using this index.
Scopus is the world’s largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature. It
contains 47 million records, 70% with abstracts, over 19,500 titles from 5,000 publishers worldwide
and includes over 4.9 million conference papers.
Abstracts: Abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related
disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal
articles and citations to book reviews drawn from thousands of serials publications, and also
provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.
Dissertations and Theses: Provides full-text access to more than 70,000 dissertations and
Political Science Abstracts: citations, abstracts, and indexing of the international serials
literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations,
law, and public administration/policy.