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The American Bibliography of
Slavic and East European Studies.

Period of Coverage: 1990-present; 

Scope of Coverage: 

Journal articles, books, book chapters, book reviews, dissertations, online resources, and selected government publications on East-Central Europe and the former Soviet Union published in the United States and Canada.

Core Databases & Indexes:
Russian & Eastern Europe Studies

For Additional Databases & Indexes, click HERE

LC Class Number Guide

DJK History: Eastern Europe (General)
DK History: Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics. Poland
HX Socialism. Communism. Anarchism
JN Political institutions and public administration: Europe
JZ International relations
KJ-KK Law: Europe
PG Slavic, Baltic, Albanian languages and literature

Reference Sources

Thesis Search
Microfiche copies of Senior honors theses are maintained in the Library. For details on the Library's theses holdings, formats, access, photocopying restrictions, and searching for a thesis in the online catalog, see the Thesis Search page.

Recent Russian & European Theses Search

Reference Sources and Citation

More: Encyclopedias | Subject Dictionaries | Handbooks | Other Sources


Cambridge Encyclopedia of Russia and the Former Soviet Union
Treats history, politics, culture, society, and the economy of Russia before, during, and shortly following the Soviet period; also covers non-Russian regions.
CALL NUMBER: Ref DK 14 .C35 1994

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Russian Culture
Includes cultural policy, fashion, film, food and drink, literature, media, performing arts, intellectual life, religion, sports, and visual arts.
CALL NUMBER: Ref DK510.32 .E53 2007

Encyclopedia of Eastern Europe, from the Congress of Vienna to the Fall of Communism
Describes names, places, events, and movements in nearly 200 years of history of the countries of the former Eastern bloc, exclusive of the GDR (East Germany).
CALL NUMBER: Ref DJK 6 .E53 2000

Encyclopedia of European Peoples
For more than 600 European ethnic categories describes origins, culture, language and history; linguistic and geographic appendices.
CALL NUMBER: Ref D 1056 .W35 2006

Encyclopedia of the Holocaust
Premier among several reference sources at Schaffer related to the Holocaust (others found near this number).
CALL NUMBER: Ref D 804.3 .E53 1990

Subject Dictionaries

Dictionary of East European History since 1945
Treats historical events, institutions, and key people for each nation of East Europe, but excludes the former USSR, Austria, and Greece; provides maps and chronologies for each country and bibliographies for each entry.
CALL NUMBER: Ref DJK 50 .H43 1993

The Newly Independent States of Eurasia
Offers substantial chapters on history, statistics, and more for Russia, Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine and points east.
CALL NUMBER: Ref DK 17 .B34 1997

A Political and Economic Dictionary of Eastern Europe
Covers political and economic topics in the Russian Federation, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan.
CALL NUMBER: Ref DJK 42 .P65 2007

The Republics and Regions of the Russian Federation; a Guide to Politics, Policies, and Leaders
For 89 regions of Russia, profiles economic and political data, leaders and institutions, ties with Moscow and other regions, prospects for business and selected websites.
CALL NUMBER: Ref JN 6699 .A88 R47 2000

Historical dictionary of the Russian Federation
"The volume includes coverage of pivotal movements, events, and persons in the late Soviet Union (1985-1991) and contemporary Russia (1991-present), as well as detailed entries covering the country's expansive geography, unique culture, diverse ethnic groups, and complex political and social environment."
CALL NUMBER: [Ref] DK36 .S285 2010


Europa World Year Book
Now online (see Databases and Indexes section), covers detailed economic and political topics and data for all countries, with the Library's holdings reaching back to 1926 constituting a valuable retrospective data accumulation.

Political Parties of Eastern Europe
For nations from as far west as the Czech Republic to as far east as Ukraine provides a political history updated to the post-communist present with concise political party summaries and electoral data.
CALL NUMBER: Ref JN 96 .A979 B84 2002

Other Sources

Cultural Atlas of Russia and the Former Soviet Union
Combines maps, text, and illustrations to cover culture broadly; principally treats history and politics of the whole, with brief seperate discussions of the newly emerged countries following.
CALL NUMBER: Ref DK 32 .M62 1998

Demographic Yearbook of Russia
Details population, marriage, fertility, mortality, and migration patterns and closes with international comparative demographic data; Schaffer Library holdings from 1995 to present.
CALL NUMBER: Ref HB 3607 .R87a 2007

Reference Guide to Russian Literature
In signed articles for each of 273 writers gives brief biography and lists works by and about each writer; further essays discuss each writer overall and major works individually.
CALL NUMBER: Ref PG 2940 .R44 1998

Russia and Eurasia Facts and Figures Annual
Records extensive economic, political, and social data for each of the newly emerged nations from the former Soviet Union; formerly titled "USSR Facts and Figures Annual" which Schaffer Library has held since 1977; entire run of both titles shelved together in the Reference Collection.
CALL NUMBER: Ref HA 1446 .U17

Websites & News

REES Web (University of Pittsburgh)
Serves as the WWW Virtual Library site for Russia and East European studies, combining a hierarchical subject arrangement with direct searchability by country or other topic.

Resources by Country (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Provided by UNC's Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies, for each of the East European nations and Russia provides links to country studies and news sources.

Webliographies (Duke University)
Provided by Duke's Slavic and East European Language Resources Center, for each of the East European nations and Russia provides links to language information, history, culture, politics, government, country studies and further information sources.

News Alerts
Current News (University of Illinois)
Provided by Illinois's Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center, provides for the nations of East Europe and for Russia links to government and independent news outlets.

Provides two month's issues of newspapers in full-text facsimile, including most or all of the nations in the Russian and East European region; use "Select Title" link to choose country and title.

Provides mostly Russian language, Russia-sourced reportage on political and electoral activity in the area of the former Soviet Union.

Transitions Online
Provided by a Czech journalists' nonprofit organization, provides full text of selected news and analysis on 28 post-communist states; some--not all--stories limited to paid subscribers.

Additional Information/Course Material

Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection: Russia and the Former Soviet Republics Maps -
The Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection at the University of Texas at Austin includes Maps of the Commonwealth of Independent States (former Soviet Republics) in gif format produced from CIA maps. The maps are of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Caucasus and Central Asia, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Nagorno-Karabakh, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, and Russia, and now include specialized maps on major defense industries. The European map collection has maps of Former Yugoslavia, Bosnia, Albania, Macedonia, Ethnic Groups of Eastern Europe, Serbia, Poland, Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, the Baltic Sea area, and Romania.

JSTOR full-text access to subject specific e-journals.