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:


V. N. Grigor’ev. Predmetnyi ukazatel’ materialov v zemsko-statisticheskikh trudakh s 1860 - kh godov po 1917 g (Moskva, 1926-1927).  Available online:


The State Public Historical Public Library in Moscow has digitized this two volume index to Zemstvo statistics. Scholars can consult this bibliography in conjunction with the articles under critical forum statistics. 


E. A. Mashikhin and V. M. Simchera.  Statisticheskie publikatsii v SSSR: bibliograficheskii ukazatel’ (Moskva: Statistika, 1975).  OCLC Accession Number: 3686263.


What can researchers expect from this guide to statistical materials published in the Soviet Union? Readers can expect an authoritative source for tracking official statistical publications of the state organs of the Soviet Union (central and regional levels and republics).  Moreover, this source lists official publications from 1913 - 1975.  A true gold mine for researchers. 


P. O. Chernevski. Ukazatel’ materialov dlia istorii, torgovli, promyshlennosti i finansov v predelakh Rossiiskoi imperii (Sankt-Peterburg, 1884). Available online:


Are you researching economic history of Imperial Russia?  If so, this is your source.  It is available online through Hathi Trust Digital Library. Scholars can take advantage of this bibliography’s period coverage to expand their research focus. 

Hungarian Digital Archive of Pictures -


With more than 20,000 image documents, this digital provides access to high resolution images (postcards, maps, playbills, photos, graphics, and paintings) from cultural, educational, and scientific fields.  This project is linked to the National Library of Hungary. Researchers can explore this archival collection through the main search interface at:


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)