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

Five volumes of medieval Hungarian laws, including the Triparitum of Werbġczy, the bi-lingual DRMH, published between 1989 and 20013, is now available in pdf format online for free. The title is: Online Decreta Regni Mediaevalis Hungariae: The Laws of the Medieval Kingdom of Hungary. In addition to the texts, a few studies (some of which were prefaces to volumes of the printed edition) are attached to the online publication. This edition has been-besides somewhat updated with reference to more recent publications-reformatted for easier use. The annotations (formerly separate at the end of the volumes) are now converted in traditional footnotes and every law can be comfortably studied by itself, as bibliographical references are always given in full. Technical and financial limitations did not allow us to establish hyperlinks to quoted passages in previous legislation and similar digitized publications, but any good browsing machine can manage that. For inquiries and possible complaints I am still available as the last survivor of the original editorial team, wishing good reading to everyone interested in the legal development of the kingdom of Hungary-Croatia.                                                János M. Bak ( ed.-in-chief.


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:


Glasnost in Print

Glasnost in Print:The Russian Press in an Age of Political Change is an open collection of translated Soviet and Russian-language newspaper covers,flyers, and news-sheetspublished between 1987 and 1993.


Hungarian Periodicals Table of Contents Database

MATARKA is a critical indexing source for Hungarian Studies. It contains more than 2 million entries for articles from 1,600 journals, and provides full-text access to approximately 500,000 articles. Scholars can search or browse the contents of journals published mostly in Hungary. According to the compilers, well over 35 libraries participated in the compilation of this database. In addition to supporting a robust search interface, MATARKA provides links to journal websites as well as links to open access articles. Scholars can also place interlibrary loan requests through MATARKA for periodicals held at the National Library of Hungary. 


Project 68

Project 68 is an online collection of primary and secondary sources.  Established by the Institute for Contemporary History (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic) to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Prague Spring of 1968, it contains an extensive bibliography (full-text), photo and media archives, and curated collection of historical documents. 


Student unrest in India: a select bibliography (Gurgaon, 1977)

Published by the Indian Documentation Service in 1977, this bibliography includes “. 1,415 articles from periodicals and books examining the nature, causes, and remedies of student unrest” in India. 


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.


Sovetskoe obshchestvo v vospominaniiakh i dnevnikakh: bibliograficheskii ukazatel' (Moskva, 1987). 

This seven-volume set documents Soviet society through memoires. Compiled by the Russian State Library and the State Public Historical Library, this annotated bibliography includes memoirs and diaries published in monographs, collected works, and serial publications.


Postsovetskaia etnofederalistika: bibliograficheskii ukazatel (Moscow, 2002)

Published in 2002, this bibliography examines relationships between the various ethnic groups, regions, and the federal government of the Russian Federation. This bibliographic guide is divided into five categories: books and other publications; dissertations; handbooks; and thematic articles organized according to the date of publication. It also includes a list of conferences and regional congresses.There are 133 entries for monographs, 316 entries for articles, 48 entries for conference proceedings, and 18 entries for handbooks and collected works.


Bibliografiia kraevedcheskoi bibliografii RSFSR (1833-1960) (Leningrad, 1964)

Published by the National Library of Russia, this bibliography of bibliographies is catalog of materials published in Russian from 1833 to 1960. This bibliography consists of three parts and includes 1030 annotated entries for titles. Each part to this bibliography of bibliographies contains topical subsections. Researchers interested in local history (oblasts, regions, and autonomous republics) should consult this invaluable source.


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.



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)