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 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:


Eurostat – Statistical Office of the European Union

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Established in 1953, Eurostat consolidates and analyzes statistical data compiled by individual member states of the EU for comparative analysis at the European Union level. Researchers can explore thematic reports on social indicators, including migration and migrant population statistics (embed link: and asylum statistics (embed link: 


Svodnyi katalog listovok pervykh let sovetskoi vlasti (25 oktiabria (7 noiabria) 1917-1925)) (Sankt-Peterburg, 2005).

Compiled by the National Library of Russia, this source is the first multi-volume annotated catalog of leaflets from the early Soviet period. The compilers have consulted major archival repositories, museums, academic, regional and national libraries, and cultural/socialinstitutions. This comprehensive source provides extensive geographic and subject coverage. By using this annotated catalog, scholars can, in a single source, explore the world of leaflets for the stated period subdivided by regions, gubernias, republics, and autonomous regions of Russia. In addition, this annotated catalog contains materials belonging to political, economic, and social life of Russia. Furthermore, it lists the works of committees, political parties, professional organizations, governmental bodies, and various organs of state, which makes it an invaluable tool for examining how the Soviet revolution was represented in the printed ephemera.


Prasa kobieca w Polsce w latach 1945-1995 (Rzeszo´w : Wydawn. Wyz˙szej Szkoły Pedagogicznej, 1998)

Published in 1998, this monograph includes “… a description of the half-century period of Polish press in Poland: from the end of WW II until the end of 1995. It deals with the period of the Polish People's Republic, the transformation of press in 1990, and five years of development of periodicals in the 3rd Polish Republic, against the background of the development of the women's movement, state's policy towards women and their social situation in particular periods of the post-war history of Poland." On pages 369-422, this work provides a list of women's periodicals published in the years 1945-1995, which registers around 345 titles. The annotations are followed by a bibliography of publications on the subject of a given periodical.


Istoriia Azerbaidzhana (1920-1961). Bibliografiia (Baku, 1970)

Published by the Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan, this bibliography represents a collection of literature on the history of Azerbaijan in Russian and Azerbaijani for the period 1920-1961. It is an excellent companion guide to exploring the Soviet period in Azerbaijani history.  


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


-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)