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:


Russian and Soviet Education, 1731-1989: A multilingual annotated bibliography (New York, 1992)

Published as part of Reference Books in International Education, this bibliography contains 1,755 entries and 1,652 annotations. According to the compilers, William W. Brickman and John T. Zepper, this bibliography is “. intended to provide a reference aid to mature Russian-Soviet scholars, to those beginning a life-long study of this field, and to students in Russian-Soviet Studies and allied fields.” Slavic Review readers can explore this authoritative source through subject and language indexes.


Rossiia i rossiiskaia emigratsiia v vospominaniiakh i dnevnikakh: Annotirovannyi ukazatel' knig, zhurnal'nykh i gazetnykh publikatsii, izdannykh za rubezhom v 1917-1991 gg (Moscow, 2003)

Published in 2003, this annotated bibliography provides extensive coverage for tracking published memoirs, reminiscences, autobiographical writings, and diaries. According to the compilers, this bibliography contains approximately nine thousand entries for memoirs and diaries published in books, magazines, and newspapers (seventy-four years of published material in one single source). This four-volume set (each volume contains supplemental biographical information) covers some of the most turbulent events in Soviet/Russian history: the Russo-Japanese War, the Russian Revolution, World War I, the Civil War, the Great Patriotic War, collectivization, purges, and the events that led to the breakup of the Soviet Union.


Sotsial’nye problemy seksual’nosti: Annotirovannaia bibliografiia (90-e gody XX stoletiia) (St. Petersburg, 2002)


Compiled by the Sociology of Family, Gender and Sexual Relations research team at the Institute of Sociology (Russian Academy of Sciences , St. Petersburg Branch), this bibliography (second edition) is intended “to show the scientific community the whole area of interests in human sexuality” in modern Russia.  The entries are organized chronologically and provide subject coverage for the years 1991-2000. 


Bibliografia națională retrospectivă -

The retrospective national bibliography of Romania is an invaluable tool in uncovering and discovering potential sources and materials published during the interwar period in Romania. This online source represents all books (1508-1918) and periodicals (1790-1930) published on Romanian territory as well as those from abroad.



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)