Slavic and Eurasian Studies: A Research Guide

7. Web Resources

Evaluating Web Resources

The World Wide Web offers a variety of resources, many of which are not available elsewhere. Searching the web can be cumbersome, however, and some sites are more worthy of your trust than others. Use the Evaluating Web Sites page developed by librarians at Harvard to determine the quality and legitimacy of information you find on the Web.

Suggested Web Resources

ACRL (Association of College and Resource Libraries) List of Russian Resources on the Web
“Russian studies: Sites to link you to history, politics, and culture” C&RL News, Vol. 61 No. 1 (January 2000), compiled by Natasha Lyandres and Deborah Stanley and approved by the American Library Association (ALA) and Association of College and Resource Libraries (ACRL)

Eric Herron's Guide to Politics in East Central Europe and Eurasia
Created by Eric Herron, the director of the Center for Russian and East European Studies at the University of Kansas, this site's goal is to help facilitate research on the politics and economics of transition states in the post-communist world. There are thousands of links to governmental and non-governmental web sites based in post-communist states, download-able fonts, and other resources. The site can be navigated by country or thematically.

European Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies (EBSEES)
On-line database that lists books, journal articles, reviews and theses on Eastern Europe (formerly Communist countries) published in the eight countries of Western Europe: Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, The Netherlands, and Switzerland. It includes documents from all these countries, whether published in that country’s language or in the languages of the countries studied. This includes national minorities and émigré publications. The database contains over 50,000 bibliographical citations to works published between 1991 and 1996. From 1996 onwards, German monographs are not listed, as users can find them through the catalogues of the German National Library in Frankfurt/Main.

Fundamental Digital Library of Russian Literature and Folklore (Feb-web)
A full-text digital resource that accumulates information in text, audio, visual, and other forms on 11th-20th-century Russian literature, Russian folklore, and the history of Russian literary scholarship and folklore studies. FEB-web combines an exhaustive collection of primary texts with all the essential secondary literature and bibliographical works you need to do research on a given author, genre, or work (e.g. Pushkin, byliny, or The Lay of Igor's Campaign ). Project instituted in 1995 by the Gorky Institute of World Literature and the Informregistr Center at the Russian Ministry for Communications, and online since July 2002.

Introduction to Slavic Information Resources
From the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, this guide for Slavic research scholars is from one of the leading centers of Slavic librarianship in the United States. All call numbers are for the University of Illinois; check HOLLIS for Harvard holdings.

Russian and East European Studies Virtual Library (REESWEB)
From the University of Pittsburgh, this is the most detailed annotated guide yet available to online information resources related Russian and East European Studies. It is part of the WWW Virtual Library, a collection of detailed subject-oriented guides to Internet resources maintained by topic experts at various sites around the world and coordinated by the WWW Organization (W3O).

Slavic and East European Resources (UC Berkeley)
This page designed to assist patrons in learning about Berkeley’s Slavic collections; but also offers tips on conducting research and connecting to data available in electronic formats wherever it can be found in the world. (Geographic coverage: Russia and the republics of the Former Soviet Union, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, and Albania)

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