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ABSEES Online is the online version of The American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies (ABSEES). It can be searched by multiple fields, including author, title, publisher, date of publication, and subject heading. There is also full-record keyword searching.

Period of Coverage


Scope of Coverage

Journal articles, books, book chapters, book reviews, dissertations, online resources, and selected government publications on East-Central Europe and the former Soviet Union published in the United States, Canada, and some European countries.

Subjects Covered

Anthropology and Ethnology; Archaeology; Culture and the Arts; Economics and Foreign Trade; Education and Scholarship; Geography and Demography; Government, Law, and Politics; History; International Relations; Language and Linguistics; Literature; Military Affairs; Philosophy; Political Theory and Ideology; Psychology; Religion; Science and Technology; Sociology; Women’s Studies.

Update Frequency


Number of Records

151,494 (December 2019).

Access Method

By institutional domain name and Internet Protocol (IP) number.

More About ABSEES

ABSEES Online is a subscription service. It is available to colleges, universities, libraries, and other research organizations for an annual subscription fee. To order, please contact EBSCO at information@epnet.com. Free trial periods may be arranged with EBSCO.

Researchers interested in European scholarship on Eastern Europe, Russia, and the former Soviet Union may want to consult the European Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies (EBSEES), which was compiled in 1991-2007. EBSEES covered materials published in Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.


The American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies (ABSEES) has been compiled continuously since 1956 under the auspices of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS) and with the support at various times of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the U.S. State Department’s Title VIII program, the International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX), and the Center for Russian and East European Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. The bibliography is currently based at the University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign.

Annual printed editions of ABSEES were produced for the years 1956 through 1994. The bibliography is now exclusively an online product. It is maintained by editors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and by contributing editors at other colleges and universities.