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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 U of I users from the Library website. For a complete list of full text databases available to U of I users go to the A-Z Database List.

  • ABSEES: 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.
  • C.E.E.O.L.: 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.
  • EASTVIEW DATABASES: 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.
  • Digital Archives: In addition to Ivestiia and Pravda, Eastview also provides digital archives for the following titles:  Iskusstvo kino (1936-2012), Krasnyi Arkhiv (1923-1941), Krokodil (1922-1941), LEF and Novyi LEF (1923-25,1927-28), Literaturnaia gazeta (1929-41, 1944-2011), Russkii Arkhiv (1863-1917), Sovetskaia kul’tura (1931-2013), The Current Digest of the Russian Press (1949-2011), Voprosy istorii (1926-2013),  Za vozvrashchenie na Rodinu (1955-1960). It also includes a collection of rare newspapers from Donetsk and Lugansk for the time period from 2013-2015.
  • 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.
  • Baltics, Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine: The Universal Database of newspapers from the Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus (UDB-EUR) includes important periodicals published in these newly independent states which used to be part of the Soviet Union. The sources are in mostly in Russian, they 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.
  • EIU Country Data: Powerful database of annual, quarterly and monthly economic indicators and forecasts. EIU Country Data gives you access to 317 series on 150 countries and 45 regional aggregates, running from 1980 and forward to 2005.
  • Ethnic NewsWatch:  AGBU: Armenian General Benevolent Union, AIM: Armenian International Magazine, The Armenian Reporter, Azerbaijan International, Russian Life, Ukrainian Weekly, We/MbI.
  • Historical 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.
  • Index 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 Information Service (EMIS): Formerly known as ISI 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, Uzbekistan, Yugoslavia.
  • Library PressReader: 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.
  • MLA 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 JSTOR’s language and literature collection as well as links to full text.
  • PsycINFO: 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.
  • Russian 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.
  • SciFinder: 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: 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.
  • Sociological 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.
  • ProQuest Dissertations and Theses: Provides full-text access to more than 70,000 dissertations and theses.
  • WorldWide 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.