Research Resources on the Internet
in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies

Note: To benefit our readers, we are maintaining a select list of scholarly online guides to Internet research materials on the region and of scholarly Web projects by ASEEES members. We welcome suggestions for additions to both lists (write to slavrev@illinois.edu). For related journals in Russian, Eurasian, and East European studies, see Related Journals on this website.

 

Topical Bibliographic Sources

The Slavic Reference Service of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library has compiled the following list of print and online bibliographic sources to aid in research related to the subjects featured in the current issue of Slavic Review:

 

Spis bibliograficzny i index do Spraw Mie?dzynarodowych za lata 1978-1985 (Warsaw, 1988)

Compiled by the Polish Institute of International Affairs, this bibliography provides coverage for the years 1978-85.  It tracks scholarly discussions on Poland’s foreign policy and its relations with the international community. 

 

Bibliografija Ive Andriĉa (1911-2011) = Bibliography of Ivo Andriĉ (Belgrade, 2011)

Published in 2011, this extensive bibliography is the result of a collaboration between the Ivo Andriĉ Foundation, the Matica Srpska Library, and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Serbia. This multilingual bibliography consists of 1078 pages and contains 15,631 entries. Moreover, it includes author and subject indexes for navigating this authoritative guide. Researchers can access this bibliography directly at http://www.ivoandric.org.rs/images/bibliografija/bai_sep2011.pdf.  Other bibliographies include Ivo Andriĉ: bibliografija dela, prevoda i literature (Beograd, 1974) and Bibliografija Ive Andric?a (Sarajevo, 1962). 

 

Bibliografia historii Kos?cio³a w Polsce za lata 1944-1970 (Warsaw, 1977)

Published by the Academy of Catholic Theology in 1977, this three multivolume set contains 7,740 and includes author and geographic indexes. Scholars can navigate this bibliography through chapter and subject categories. These subject categories include reference sources, church publications, church history, and collections of manuscripts.  A true gold mine for researchers for focusing on this period of church history in Poland.

 

Central State Archives of Bulgaria

Scholars interested in exploring Bulgarian cultural relations with India and Mexico in the 1970s can incorporate relevant archival collections. The Archives State Agency of the Republic of Bulgaria has compiled numerous guides to highlight archival collections at local, regional, and national levels.  The online guides to Central State Archives are located at https://tinyurl.com/y6wn33m2


Sovetskie khudozhestvennye fil’my. Annotirovannyi katalog (Moscow, 1961- )

This catalog covers Soviet films from 1918-85 and is greatly enhanced by its detailed indexes. A typical entry for a film includes the names of the major figures involved in the creation of the film, a summary of the plot, bibliographic references, and other descriptive data about the film. There is a name index for all people involved in the film industry, a name index for literary figures whose works have been made into films, an index for films by studio and date, and a chronological index. The entries are arranged chronologically by the date in which the film was made with volume 1 containing silent films from 1918-35, volume two containing talkies from 1930-57, and volume 4 containing talkies from 1958-63. Volume 3 contains the indexes for volumes 1 and 2. Volume 4 has its own indexes since it was produced later. Volume 5 covers the years 1964-65; v.6 = 1966-67; v.7 = 1968-69; v.8 = 1970-71; v.9 = 1972-73; v.10 = 1974-75; v.11 = 1976-77; v.12 = 1978-79; v.13 = 1980-81; v.14 = 1982-83; v.15 = 1984-85.

 

Stalin Digital Archive

This digital archive contains selected documents from the Rossiiskii gosudarstvennyi arkhiv sotsial’no-politicheskoi istorii, f. 558. Of the 40,000 documents, this digital archive features 28,000 documents from op. 1, 2, 3, 4, and 11. This is a subscription-based resource.

 

Bibiografiia Indii: Dorevoliutsionnaia i sovetskaia literatura na russkom iazyke i iazykhakh narodov SSSR, original’naia i perevodnaia (Moscow, 1976)

This bibliography was compiled by the Institute of Oriental Studies and contains 11,277 entries. Scholars can explore material published in the Soviet Union on India and Indo-Soviet relations from the imperial period to 1976.

 

 

Library and Academic Institutional Guides to Scholarly Resources on the Internet

Libraries

-British Library, Slavonic and East European research and Internet resources

-University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Slavic Reference Service

-Russian and East European Resources at Michigan State University

-School of Slavonic and East European Studies at University College London, Directory of Internet Resources on Central and Eastern Europe and Russia

-Yale University Library, Slavic and East European Internet resources

Other scholarly institutions

-ASEEES Bibliography & Documentation (B&D) Committee, Inventory of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Digital Projects

-American Association of Teachers of Slavic and Eastern European Languages (AATSEEL) Internet resources

-Fundamental Electronic Library (Fundamental'naia elektronnaia biblioteka, FEB): Russian Literature and Folklore

-REESWeb: University of Pittsburgh Russian and East European Studies Virtual Library

 

Scholarly Internet Projects by ASEEES Individual and Institutional Members

-ArcheoBiblioBase: Archives in Russia (Patricia Kennedy Grimsted) 

-The Census Online: Internet Census Resources for Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union (Terry Miller, MSU)

-Culture in the Vologda Region Documentary Photography, from the William Brumfield Collection

-Early Nineteenth-Century Russian Readership & Culture (Miranda, Beaven Remnek, University of Illinois)

-The Prokudin-Gorskii Photographic Record Recreated: The Empire That Was Russia (Library of Congress)

-Cold War Studies at Harvard University, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies: Online Document Archive

-Guidebooks to Russian Archives (Putevoditeli po arkhivam Rossii)

-Revelations from the Russian Archives (Library of Congress)

-Seventeen Moments in Soviet History (Lewis Siegelbaum and James von Geldern)