Slavic Library

Full Text Databases

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 article database page.
  • 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.
  • Russian National Bibliography : Contains all 8 of the Russian National Bibliographic Publications, some retrospective to 1994. This database includes: Knizhnaia letopis', 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.
  • Russian 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.
  • Government Publications: 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 work."
  • Russian 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 expanded.
  • Russia/NIS Statistical Publications: Full-text of numerous statistical publications from Russia and the republics of the former Soviet Union.
  • Ukrainian Publications: 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 forces.