Slavic Languages and Literatures


UDB-EUR includes 10 active newspapers from the Baltics (4), Belarus (3), Moldova (1), and Ukraine (2), and the archives of eight other papers that have either ceased or were suspended.  Most Newspapers are in Russian.  "The Baltic Times", which covers all three Baltic countries (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania) is the only English-language newspaper in the database. The newspaper from Tallin is in Estonian, and one of the newspapers from Ukraine is in Ukrainian.

"The Bibliography of Slavic Linguistics Online brings together the details of substantial number of unique publications, carefully selected, classified, cross-referenced and indexed by professional bibliographers."

UDB-CAC includes 30 newspapers from Central Asia and the Caucasus.  Most newspapers are in Russian. There are five English language newspapers.  The Times of Central Asia covers the five countries (-stans) in Central Asia; the other English language newspapers issue from Georgia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, there are also two Uzbek-language and one Tajik-language newspaper.

Universal Database of CIS and Baltic Publications (UDB-CIS) has ceased and been divided into two regional databases: Universal Database of Central Asia and the Caucasus (UDB-CAC) and Universal Database of Baltics, Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine (UDB-EUR)

Current Digest of the Russian Press (UDB-CD) provides weekly selections of Russian-language press materials, carefully translated into English. Translations are intended for use in teaching and research. They are therefore presented as documentary materials without elaboration or comment, and state the opinions and views of the original authors, not of the publisher of the journal.

East View's collection of 10 rare newspapers from the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine covers the period of military hostilities between the unrecognized states and the government of Ukraine (2013-2015), including when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down near the city of Torez in the Donetsk Oblast. With sources primarily in Russian, this database allows analysts and researchers unprecedented access to articles and reports from these insurgent regions at the most important and critical junctures.

EBSEES is a free citation database for research on the USSR and the Communist countries of Eastern Europe. It indexes research publications in a fast-changing geopolitical area which consisted of 9 states in 1989 and now, after the break-up of the USSR, Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia, comprises 27 independent countries.

Russian Government and Parliamentary Publications (UDB-GOV) monitors mainly the events in the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation. It includes stenographic records of the hearings of both its houses, the Duma and Federation Council, and provides vote results, resolutions and legislative drafts as well as auxiliary information such as the schedule and agenda of legislative work. The Database includes Biulleten' Schetnoi palaty published by the State Audit Chamber subordinate to the Duma and the Vestnik Tsentrizbirkoma, or The Herald of the Central Electoral Committee responsible for all types of elections in Russia. Texts of laws, presidential decrees, government's resolutions and the Constitutional Court's decisions are also available as well as comments on current Russian legislation published by popular legal journals Zakon and Gosudarstvo i pravo.

The Bibliography of Polish Literature includes information about Polish authors, world literature, literary theory, themes, criticism, theater, film, literary life, and Polish actors and directors. The bibliography indexes books, articles, reviews, interviews, plays, as well as TV and radio broadcasts, providing annotations and covering the years 1988-2003.

Covers the social sciences and humanities with topics as diverse as archaeology, economics, history, law, linguistics, literary criticism, philosophy, political science, and religious studies. Includes citations and abstracts of journal articles, books, manuscripts, and dissertations published primarily in Russia, the republics of the former Soviet Union, and countries in Eastern Europe. Original script display is available for journals published in Cyrillic. 

This resource is supported through collaborative efforts between the KU Libraries, University of Iowa, University of Pittsburgh, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.