SLAVIC AND EAST EUROPEAN INTERNET RESOURCES
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On-Line Newspapers and News Services From Eastern Europe
American Academic and Research Institutions in the Field of East European and Slavic Studies
American Professional Organizations in the Field of East European and Slavic Studies
American Academic Journals in the Field of East European and Slavic Studies
Amount of information available on the Internet grows up rapidly. It is impossible to compile a definitive list of WWW pages which provide information on any given subject. The situation is not any different as far as the East European and Slavic resources are concerned. The goal of compilations like this one should be to offer some convenient starting points for browsing on your own. The technology of hypertext makes than easy to locate other WWW pages with similar information. The author made an attempt to provide information on WWW pages which give the best introduction to the subject and offer the biggest amount of links to other resources on the Internet. There is an impressive amount of databases which are not available to the entire public. One either has to be a member of a particular institution or pay a subscription fee in order to be able to use resources like that. These highly developed but restricted access databases were not included in this listing. People argue what East Europe is. Some include in the region this and that country or nation, others do not. In this particular work the following ethnic groups were taken under consideration:
The listing of WWW resources was divided into the following categories:
1.Major WWW pages. The author included here seven WWW pages which offer comprehensive coverage of the entire region or at least give information on more than one country.
2.Ethnic Groups. Home pages of particular ethnic groups were listed here. Although many ethnic groups have quite a few WWW homepage, the author decided to choose one of them or two at the most. It was author's intention to list one WWW page which offers the biggest amount of ready-to-read information and links to other Internet resources. In some cases two WWW pages dealing with the same group were listed in order to achieve a better coverage of a particular group. It is author's belief that WWW pages offered here for each of the ethnic groups will combine impressive amount of ready-to-read information with a huge amount of links for further browsing.
3.On-Line Newspapers and News Services From Eastern Europe. This listing includes both English and vernacular languages full text on-line versions of newspapers, newspapers and journals published only in electronic version as well as news services, similar to on-line edition of for example CNN, but dealing with the region.
4.American Academic and Research Institutions in the Field of East European and Slavic Studies. Two types of information are provided here:
a) information on particular institutions, size and special values of their East European and Slavic collections accessible on-site only. It is very convenient to find out details about such institutions before one makes a trip to use their collections.
b) on-line available resources: -on-line catalogues for obtaining bibliographic data. One should keep in mind the fact that only a limited amount of items held in these collections could be found in their on-line catalogs. The rest is accessible only through old printed catalogs. -on-line full-text resources prepared and made available to the public by particular institutions.
6.American Professional Organizations in the Field of East European and Slavic Studies. WWW pages of a few professional organizations are listed here. From information included there one might find about the goals and activities of particular organization. Some of the pages provide access to the Internet resources on East Europe.
5.American Academic Journals in the Field of East European and Slavic Studies. The best idea here would be to have a list of full text services, but there is not many of them available on-line. WWW page listed here provide either full-text service or offer description of a particular journal and usually table of contents of its previous issues.
6.Full Text Sources
7.Dictionaries. On-line dictionaries are included here. Only a few of dictionaries available on-line were prepared by institutions. The majority was made available by private people. As a result of that, one day such a dictionary is on-line and the other day it is not.
The Baltics on Line (http://www.viabalt.ee/) The Baltics Online covers Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania daily news, economy, business news, business contacts, international trade opportunities, Baltic culture, fine art in virtual gallery for sale, tourism, trade fairs and exhibitions. It is a WWW page of the institution called Commercial Center, based in Tallinn, Estonia (firstname.lastname@example.org).
CEEBIC (http://www.itaiep.doc.gov/eebic/ceebic.html) US Department of Commerce's the Central & Eastern Europe Business Information Center (CEEBIC) offers a variety of services to the U.S. business community to facilitate trade and investment between the United States and Central and Eastern Europe. This one-stop center for economic and commercial information on Central and Eastern Europe opened in January 1990 and has assisted more than 300,000 companies with questions about this growing market. Serving as an information clearinghouse on U.S. Government and private sector activities in Central and Eastern Europe, CEEBIC compiles a wide selection of commercially relevant material and disseminates it free of charge to the business community. See also other US Department of Commerce service called: BISNIS (http://www.itaiep.doc.gov/bisnis/bisnis.html) Business Information Service for the Newly Independent States (BISNIS), the U.S. Government's one-stop shop for doing business in Russia and the other states of the former Soviet Union. Nearly 20,000 firms used BISNIS more than 160,000 times last year.
Ecofin (http://www.ecofin.se/ecofin/INTERCON.HTML) This WWW page includes a list of several links to WWW pages with information on: Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. There is a separate subject index to information on each of the three countries. Country guides are offered, as well as news services, network resources, and business and economy information.
Former Yugoslavia in Cyberspace (http://ragnar.econ.uiuc.edu/~slavrev/frames.html) This impressive site includes many links to information on: Bosnia, Croatia, Macedonia, Slovenia and new Yugoslavia (Serbia+Montenegro). It contains local, national, and international efforts to provide perspectives and forums on the breakup of Yugoslavia. Includes reports from various humanitarian organizations including: Otvorene Oci, a non-partisan Balkan peace team, UN, UNICEF, International Red Cross and others.
Library of Congress Country Studies. (http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/cshome.html) This WWW page provides full text of a continuing series of books prepared by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress under the Country Studies/Area Handbook Program sponsored by the Department of the Army. This online series presently contains studies of 85 countries, among them: Albania, Belarus', Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia (former), Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Soviet Union (former), Yugoslavia (former). Each country is described in details, including its: history, geography, economy, politics, government, religion, language, culture.
Central and East European Legal, Political, Business and Economics WWW Resources http://law.gonzaga.edu/library/ceeurope.htm This service (offered by the Gonzaga University Law Library) focuses on legal, political, business and economics links to Central and Eastern Europe, with an emphasis on English-language links from government, academic, NGO, and news agency sources. Links that are not at least partially available in English are so noted.
The Albanian Politics (http://www2.rpa.net/%7Eduane/albania/)
The most comprehensive WWW site on Albanians. It focuses on politics, but also includes the following sections:
Miles Away (http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/5430/)
This WWW page is an information source about Belarus' at home and abroad. The following sections are offered:
Bosnia Homepage (http://ragnar.econ.uiuc.edu/~slavrev/frames.html) Maintained by Ayhan Irfanoglu, Ahmet Kirac (email@example.com)
This web site focuses on the breakup of Yugoslavia and the war, but also provides other information divided into the following sections:
You can reach many other sites and documents on Bosnia through this web's information resources list.
All About Bulgaria (http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~radev/bulgaria/)
The authors of this American based WWW page claim to put together the most comprehensive Web site about Bulgaria. They offer several services, including:
There is also a link to the home page of the Bulgarian-American Society and a small dictionary in six languages is offered.
See also: Bulgaria.com (http://www.bulgaria.com/)
This also American based WWW page includes comprehensive info on Bulgaria divided into the following categories:
What is new?;
Carpatho-Rusyn Knowledge Base (http://www.carpatho-rusyn.org/)
This WWW page is dedicated to the stateless ethnic group of Carpatho-Rusyns. The information offered here is divided into the following categories:
See also: Lemkos http://infoukes.com/culture/lemkos/
See the Introduction and than look for information under the following sections:
Croatia, an Overview of its History, Culture and Science. http://tjev.tel.etf.hr/darko/etf/etfss.html
The information is divided into the following subjects:
Czech Republic (http://www.czech.cz/)
The official WWW page of the Czech Republic offers info in the following categories:
Estonian Educational and Research Network (http://www.eenet.ee/english.html)
This WWW includes searchable index, info on Estonia from a variety of Estonian and foreign Internet sources and and info on:
Hungarian Homepage (http://www.fsz.bme.hu/hungary/homepage.html)
This WWW page includes:
Welcome to Latvia (http://www.latnet.lv/)
Service offered by Latnet, a Latvian Internet provider. The info is divided into the following sections:
See also: Information Sites on the Internet (http://www.latnet.lv/WWWsites.html)
The list contains classified references to mostly Latvian information sites on the Internet. However, some foreign sites are also included.
Lithuanian Home Page (http://neris.mii.lt/homepage/lietuva.html)
This WWW page does not look like it offers much of information. The only two sections offered are:
There is, however, plenty of information and links under these two broad sections.
See also: The Main Cultural Heritage by the Regions (http://www.kpc.lt/map/lithuania.html)
This WWW page offers info on particular regions of Lithuania.
MIA-Macedonian Information Almanac http://www.auburn.edu/~mitrege/macedonia/
This comprehensive site includes info in the following categories:
This WWW page includes scattered and not too well organized info on:
This WWW site is made available by the Montenegrin Association of America.
This home page will take you to the following topics:
See also Yugoslavia (http://www.yugoslavia.com/Culture/HTML/yu.html)
This WWW site is dedicated to Federative Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia+ Montenegro).
Polish Home Page (http://plwww.fuw.edu.pl/index.eng.html)
This WWW page is sponsored by LOT, Polish Air Lines. It includes comprehensive information divided into the following sections:
See also: Polish Network Resources http://www.ict.pwr.wroc.pl/pzs/pzs.html
This WWW page includes a searchable index and information divided into the following categories:
Virtual Romania (http://www.info.polymtl.ca/zuse/tavi/www/Romania.html)
This WWW page offers a complete list of all electronic on-line resources in Romania,
Facts about Romania section (History, Geography, Economy, People, Arts, Language), as well as other info divided into the following sections:
Friends and Partners (http://www.friends-partners.org/friends/opt-tables)
Friends and Partners is the WWW page dedicated to Russia, and was jointly developed by citizens of the US and Russia to promote better understanding between the people of our countries. Thanks to the department of German and Russian of the University of South Carolina various databases could be explored including:
See also: Russia on the Web (http://www.valley.net/%7Etransnat/)
A comprehensive list of links to WWW pages including info on:
The Serbian Unity Congress (http://www.suc.org/index.html)
The Serbian Unity Congress (based in Pittsburgh) is a non-profit international organization representing Serbs and friends of Serbs in the diaspora committed to ensuring the continuation of the Serbian heritage. This WWW page includes lots of news and other information divided into the following sections:
See also: Yugoslavia (http://www.yugoslavia.com/Culture/HTML/yu.html) This WWW site is dedicated to Federative Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia+ Montenegro).
Slovakia Document Store (http://www.eunet.sk/slovakia/slovakia.html)
This comprehensive WWW page includes info in the following categories:
See also: WWW Servers in Slovakia (http://nic.uakom.sk/hypertext/new/homepage.html)
Slovenia. A Guide to Virtual Slovenia (http://www.ijs.si/slo/)
A searchable index of info on Slovenia, which also includes sections on:
Brama was created in order to provide a centrally accessible hub on the Internet where everyone from potential commercial interests to academic researchers, students and professionals alike can find wide-ranging practical information for acquainting themselves with Ukraine and Ukrainians. Specifically, Brama's focus is two-fold: 1) the fostering of economic development with and within Ukraine, 2) contributing toward cultural evolution among Ukrainians throughout the world. Brama offers a valuable compendium of substantive information about Ukraine and Ukrainians along with a set of complementary Internet-related services tailored to the needs of the Ukrainian community. In particular, Brama continues the standards established by its forebears in offering as much of its site as possible in a bilingual format - both Ukrainian and English. This WWW page is divided into following sections:
See also: Ukraine (http://www.physics.mcgill.ca/WWW/oleh/ukr-info.html).
This service is an attempt to collect links to all existing in virtual reality places covering things Ukrainian.
ON-LINE NEWSPAPERS AND NEWS SERVICES FROM AND ON EASTERN EUROPE
American Journalism Review News WWW page (http://www.newslink.org/nonuse.html) offers links to a number of European newspapers, both in vernacular languages and English. The list includes among others newspapers from the following countries:
Czech Republic (http://www.newslink.org/eucz.html)
The other good source, which combines links to many on-line newspapers and news services in Eastern Europe is:
The American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages Alphabetical Guide to East European and Slavic News Media on the Internet (http://clover.slavic.pitt.edu/%7Eaatseel/eenews.html)
For news from Eastern Europe see English language services:
The New Europe Group. News organization covering the markets emerging from the former communist world.
This service provide news and news analysis on Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, FYROM, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrigstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldavia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia & Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tadjikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. News coverage includes politics and policies, economy, business transactions, company results, personalities, equities, money markets, currencies, commodities, indicators, investments, privatization, etc. The New Europe Group has an extensive network of exclusive correspondents, stringers and researchers throughout the countries of coverage and is connected with the most important national and international news agencies and other news institutions.
Central Europe On-Line
This service is offered by The European Internet Network, Inc., and includes news from Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. The same company offers similar service called:
(http://www.columbia.edu/cu/sipa/REGIONAL/ECE/homepage.html), which covers Russia, Commonwealth of Independent States and the Baltic states.
News and business information from Hungary, both in Hungarian and English.
Open Media Research Institute publishes a daily electronic digest of news from the East Europe and Russia.
Belgrade based service which brings daily news from Yugoslavia, both in Serbian and English.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Romanian Press Review
Romanian Press Review offers an in-depth look at Romanian politics, business, economy, and life .
AMERICAN ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS IN THE FIELD OF EAST EUROPEAN AND SLAVIC STUDIES
Amherst Center for Russian Culture
Through the generous gift of Thomas P. Whitney, Amherst College has acquired what has generally been considered the world's largest private holding of Russian books, manuscripts, newspapers, and periodicals. The collection contains nearly 15,000 books and periodicals. The third and unquestionably most exciting part of the Collection is the archives which are contained in 170 "banker's" boxes and which are mostly connected to Russian literature. Center's WWW site features general descriptions and articles about the center and a searchable listing of all the sections of the archive which have currently been cataloged.
Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies
The nation's only museum, library and archive (based in Philadelphia) dedicated to collecting and interpreting materials drawn from America's ethnic, racial, and immigrant experiences. With education as its focus, the Balch's mission is to promote greater intergroup understanding. The WWW page offers among others on-line Guide to Manuscript and Microfilm Collection, which includes rare manuscripts, photographs and publications concerning the history of among others the following ethnic groups: Albanian; Carpatho-Rusyn; Croatian; Czech; Estonian; Hungarian; Latvian; Lithuanian; Polish; Romanian; Russian; Serbian; Slovak; Slovene; Ukrainian. See also Institute's on-line exhibition: Preserving Polonia in America. Polish American Experience (http://www.libertynet.org:80/~balch/polonia/preservi.html).
Columbia University Major On Line Text Collections
An increasing number of source texts of interest to researchers are becoming available in electronic format at various sites on the Internet. Links to a number of these sites, organized according to language and/or subject (some sites are listed under more than one heading) are provided here. There are also references to specific texts, in particular for unusual languages and unusual texts. Users hoping to make use of them for any type of text analysis should be aware, however, that such public-domain texts may vary widely not only in format, but in quality and reliability as well. The following languages are covered: Hungarian; Polish; Romanian; Russian; and general site which includes: Slavic and East European texts.
The Soviet and East European Independent Press Collection http://www.columbia.edu/cu/libraries/indiv/area/slav/indpress.html Columbia is one of three major institutions in this country (with the Hoover Institution [Stanford] and the Library of Congress), that have extensive collections of ephemera and samizdat (newspapers, periodicals, leaflets, posters and other materials documenting the activities of different parties and organizations emerging as the result of the sudden collapse of Communism) from the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. Columbia's Soviet and East European Independent Press Collection (almost 800 archival boxes) is located in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library (on the 6th floor of Butler Library). It consists of more then 2000 titles of periodicals and newspapers (many of them complete runs), as well as thousands of leaflets, broadsides and posters. Columbia's on-line catalog is available at: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/libraries/clio_plus/
Hilandar Research Library and the Resource Center for the Medieval Slavic Studies
The Hilandar Research Library has the largest collection of medieval Slavic manuscripts on microform in the Western Hemisphere. The more than 4,000 manuscripts from more than 69 different monastic, private and national collections in 20 countries are used by scholars from all over the world. Of special interest are the more than 1,200 manuscripts from different monasteries on Mount Athos, Greece, including the entire Slavic collection of Hilandar Monastery. The manuscripts on microform from Mount Athos together represent over a million pages of material. Other collections that are remote or generally closed, such as those of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Hungary are also available. In addition to microformed manuscripts, the library has a substantial collection of early Slavic printed books on microform. The Hilandar Research Library also contains a large specialized reference collection, print and microform, as well as numerous microform readers, a reader-printer and computers. The WWW page includes a list of links to other pages offering information on Medieval Slavic studies. No connection to OPAC is available.
Hoover Institution on War, Peace and Revolution. Stanford University
The East/Central European Collection (in order of acquisition effort: Poland, Czech, Republic and Slovakia, Hungary, Yugoslavia/Former Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, Slovenia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Macedonia, and Greece) includes approximately 250,000 books in the various East European languages and an additional 100,000 in other languages, 6,000 serial titles, 1,000 newspapers and over 700 archival units. Library's on-line catalog Socrates, which holds records for materials cataloged from 1977 on, is a Telnet service. To access Socrates, Telnet to: forsythetn.stanford.edu. For the account, use: Socrates.
Hoover Institution on War, Peace and Revolution. Stanford University.
Russian/Commonwealth of Independent States Collection.
The Russian/Soviet/Commonwealth of Independent States Collection of the Hoover Institution is one of the world's great scholarly resources for the study of Russia, the Soviet Union and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in the twentieth century. Geographically, this includes Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, the Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan, and constitutes some of the most important holdings of the Hoover Institution. Subject areas collected include twentieth century history, politics, government, economics, military affairs, and political and social movements, especially communism. The collection includes: 327,000 monographs, 6,100 periodicals and 1,260 newspapers. In addition to monographs and serials, the collection encompasses 26,000 reels of microfilm, 750 motion picture films, over 1,000 manuscript collections, 20,000 pamphlets, 10,000 political posters, and 23,000 photographs. Library's on-line catalog Socrates, which holds records for materials cataloged from 1977 on, is a Telnet service. To access Socrates, Telnet to: forsythetn.stanford.edu. For the account, use: Socrates.
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures.
A Survey of Russian Resources on the Web
It includes: Russian List of Lists--Links to different Russian resources on the Web and links to resources in the following categories: Art; Cooking; Films; Fonts and Other Software; Jobs; Language; Literature; Music; News and Information; Sports; Study; Tourism.
Russian and East European Institute
Internet Resources (http://www.indiana.edu/~reeiweb/internet.html) Russian East European Area-Related Internet Resources and Newsgroups offers info on: Area Study Centers; Library Collections and Bibliographical Resources; Language Resources; Business Related Links; R/EE Travel Resources; Country/Region/City Specific Resources (divided into 30 subgroups by specific countries); US and World Organization (30 organizations entirely or partially interested in the region).
Library of Congress.
Guide to the European Collections at the Library of Congress
The Division prepared descriptions of some parts of its collection including: the Czech and Slovak Collections; the Hungarian Collections; the Polish Collections; the Russian Collections; the South Slavic Collections and the Ukrainian Collections. Library's catalog is available at: http://lcweb.loc.gov/homepage/online.html
New York Public Library
Slavic and Baltic Division
The Slavic and Baltic Division of the NYPL is the locus for the Library's single largest concentration of Slavic and Baltic vernacular language monographic and serial materials, with more than 385,000 volumes, 1,200 current serials, and 20,100 microform titles. Materials in Albanian, Finno-Ugric, Romance, and the many non-Slavic languages of the Former Soviet Union are held by other Library units. In addition, upwards of 200,000 volumes of Slavica and Baltica in Western European languages, as well as archival and visual materials, are found in other divisions of the Library. CATNYP, the library's on-line catalog (items acquired after 1972) is available at: http://www.nypl.org/catalogs/catalogs.html
New York Public Library
Slavic and Baltic Division
A Brief Guide to Selected Slavic, Baltic, East European, and Eurasian Internet Sites
The intent of this list is to provide useful links to relevant library and archival institutions throughout the world. Other areas--such as general reference, electronic journals, maps, etc.--are covered far less extensively. The following categories of information are covered: Book Studies; Electronic Journals/Newsletters/Newspapers/Digests; Cataloging; Collections in North America; Collections in the Former Soviet Union; Collections in Europe and Asia; Maps; Miscellaneous Sites; Online Directories/General Reference; Organizations; New York-based Organizations; Slavic and East European Internet Guides.
University of California at Berkeley.
Slavic and East European Studies.
The Slavic and East European Collections at UC Berkeley number in the neighborhood of 500,000 volumes and include over 10,000 serial titles. The bulk of the collections are in the Social Science and the Humanities and housed in the Main Library. Special Collections in the Main Library include: Russian Independent Press; The Miliukov Collection; The Russian Emigre Literature Collection; The Masaryk-Benes Collection of materials relating to the First and Second Czech Republics. Significant number of resources are also maintained in the 20 branches of the UC Berkeley Library and its affiliates. Records for all materials are listed in: -GLADIS, the on-line catalog for the UC Berkeley Library (http://sunsite.berkeley.edu:8000/) -Melvyl, the on-line catalog of the UC System (http://www.melvyl.ucop.edu/)
University of California at Berkeley.
Slavic and East European Studies.
Research Guides for the Study of Russia, the Former Soviet Union, and Eastern Europe
The staff of the library created useful lists of reference materials to help patrons get a head start on their topics. Included also are general guides to doing research in Slavic Studies created by experts at other locations. This is a work in progress. Here are some that are already available: -"How To" Manuals; -Library of Congress Transliteration Tables for Cyrillic based alphabets (from Princeton University); -Another version of transliteration tables (from the University of Chicago); -Slavic Cataloging Manual (from Princeton University) has information about current practices for place names, personal names, etc; -How to find dictionaries, and a few links to electronic ones; -How to find maps; -Guides to Reference Materials; -Guide to Russian Reference Works by Wojciech Zalewski, Curator for Slavic and East European; -Collections, Stanford University (N.B. This work is under copyright); -Sources for Russian History and Literature (a brief bibliography); -Electronic Reference Sources for Slavic & East European Studies; -New Reference Sources for Former Soviet Union & EE Studies; -Miscellaneous Guides; -Russian Federation election results (1991-1993).
University of California at Berkeley.
Slavic and East European Studies.
Slavic and Eastern European Resources on the Internet
This WWW Page is designed to assist patrons in learning about the collections, conducting research on the UC Campus, and connecting to data available in electronic formats wherever they 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). Links to on-line information include: Electronic publications Library catalogs and other databases Web sites in the Former Soviet Union (From REES). National Home Pages (From REES) Major Sites and Archives (From REES)
University of Chicago.
Slavic and East European Studies
The Slavic and East European collections contain over 525,000 volumes on Russia and the former Soviet Union, as well as the countries of Eastern Europe. The collections, which are accessed through the Library's Horizon Catalog and General Card Catalog, include material from all disciplines of the humanities and social sciences and in all of the vernacular languages of these geographic areas. The collections are especially strong in Slavic philology and linguistics, Russian and other Slavic literatures, history, economics, political science, geography, and the history of religions. Special collections include the Archives of Czechs and Slovaks Abroad, the Samuel Harper Collection of Russian Pamphlets, and the Louis Szathmary Hungarica Collection. Library's's catalog is available at: http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/LibInfo/Catalogs/Chicago/
University of Illinois
Slavic and East European Library.
The Slavic and East European Library is the third largest collection of its kind in North America and the largest west of Washington, D.C. The Slavic and East European Library's collection includes more than 638,000 printed volumes, 92,000 microforms, and subscriptions to approximately 4,000 current periodicals, mostly in the vernacular, dealing with all parts of the former Soviet Union as well as Poland, the Czech Republic, the Slovak Republic, Bulgaria, the former Yugoslavia, Hungary, Romania, and Albania. The library also possesses Slavic Newspaper Index which contains detailed holdings of more than 850 Slavic & East European newspapers held by UIUC in print, microfiche and microfilm. The index can be searched by country of publication, city of publication, title or language. It's available at: http://www.library.uiuc.edu/spx/spxnews.htm. Library's on-line catalog is available at: http://gateway.library.uiuc.edu/resource/catalog.asp.
University of Pittsburgh.
Center for Russian and East European Studies.
Hillman Library of the University of Pittsburgh has developed a Russian, Soviet, and East European collection of over 300,000 volumes, of which more than 145,000 are in the languages of the area. The library contains nearly 1,000 serial publications on the area, including 620 periodicals in native languages and 39 foreign-language newspapers. In 1991 the University acquired the Polish National Alliance collection of 39,000 volumes and 10,000 documents, formerly housed at Alliance College in Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania. The University Center for Instructional Development & Distance Education houses a substantial collection of Soviet and East European films. Other materials relating to the region are found in the Fine Arts Library, the libraries of the Law and Business Schools, and the Economics and Graduate School of Public and International Affairs library. An extensive exchange of materials with Russian and East European institutions provides material unavailable through other sources. PITTCAT-University of Pittsburgh OPAC is available at: http://www.library.pitt.edu/pittcat/
University of Pittsburgh.
Center for Russian and East European Studies.
Russian and East European Studies Internet Resources
The REESWeb is a comprehensive index of electronic resources on the Balkans, the Baltic states, the Caucusus, Central Asia, Central Europe, the CIS, Eastern Europe, the NIS, the Russian Federation, and the former Soviet Union. It includes the following categories: -Resources by Discipline -Resources by Type -National Homepages -Major Sites and Archives of Information -WWW Servers in the Former Soviet Union -Some New Items This Month in REESWeb -Related Sites in the WWW Virtual Library
University of Texas at Austin
The Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies
Slavic and East European Studies http://www.lib.utexas.edu/subject/area/sees.html
The Library's SEES collection supports to some extent all aspects of the programs, but its primary strengths are in Russian language and literature and Russian and Soviet history, which together comprise around two-thirds of the total number of works. Next in size and scope, as well as in projected growth, is the collection in Czech language and literature. There are also a substantial number of works representing Czech-American culture. Altogether the SEES collection comprises close to 75,000 volumes of books, over 500 titles on microfilm, and over 400 current serials subscriptions. It is housed primarily in the Perry-Castañeda Library, but materials are also found in the Fine Arts Library and the Architecture and Planning Library. The Population Research Center houses complete census data for Eastern Europe and the former U.S.S.R. from 1897. In addition, the University of Texas possesses the Soviet Data Base on computer tape. Library's on-line catalog can be accessed at: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/
University of Texas at Austin
The Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies
East European Studies Resource Guide
This is a list of printed sources, which have to be accessed in a library. The listing is divided into the following categories: literature, history, sociology, geography, history, economy, business, political science.
University of Washington
University of Washington Libraries' Slavic and East European Section
Numbering upwards of 300,000 volumes, and with active subscriptions to more than 1,200 journals and 60 newspapers, the Slavic and East European collections at the University of Washington Libraries are a major area studies resource, both regionally and nationally. The Slavic and East European area has been the object of intensive collection development at the UW Libraries since the 1950s. Primary collection focus is on the social sciences and humanities, with materials housed in the open stacks of Suzzallo and Allen Libraries. There are extensive collections for Russian and East European history and for Slavic languages and literatures. Slavic and East European materials are also a conspicuous presence in the Libraries' collections on religion, geography, social sciences including economics, political science and government, music, art and bibliography. Older materials in all of these subjects are also housed in the Dewey Decimal stacks on the 4th floor of Suzzallo. Some area studies materials are maintained in branch libraries, such as Art, Music, Natural Sciences, Odegaard Undergraduate Library, and elsewhere. The University's on-line catalog can be accessed at: http://www.lib.washington.edu/
Slavic and East European Collection
Yale's library was among the first in America systematically to collect Slavic materials. Joel Sumner Smith, its Associate Librarian in the late 19th century, was one of the very few in his profession at the time who read Russian. The books and serials he acquired at the time today form the core of one of the leading holdings in the West. With over 100,000 volumes concerning Central and Southeast Europe, as well as some 500,000 volumes relating to Russia and the states of the former Soviet Union, Yale's libraries are among the five largest collections in the United States. Yale also has 5,518 current & recent subscriptions to serials and 142 current subscriptions, as well as 245 microfilms of newspapers. ORBIS, the library's OPAC (materials obtained after 1977) is available at: http://webpac.library.yale.edu/webpac/orbis.htm
Slavic & East European Studies Internet Resources
Information is divided into the following sections:
AMERICAN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS IN THE FIELD OF EAST EUROPEAN AND SLAVIC STUDIES
The American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies
The AAASS, a nonprofit, nonpolitical, scholarly society--is the leading private organization dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about Russia, Central Eurasia, and Eastern and Central Europe. The AAASS publishes a newsletter and a scholarly journal, Slavic Review (see below), and awards prizes annually to the best books in the field. It organizes a huge national convention which is an annual forum where scholars enjoy a broad exchange of information and ideas. This WWW page includes among others information about conferences, and links to a few, but comprehensive Slavic sites.
The American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages
The AATSEEL, founded in 1941, exists to advance the study and promote the teaching of Slavic and East European languages, literatures, and cultures on all educational levels, elementary through graduate school. While the largest proportion of its activities and members concentrate in the area of Russian, AATSEEL has from the beginning stressed that it embraces all Slavic and East European languages, literatures, linguistics and cultures. AATSEEL holds an annual conference in December of each year; its publications include the Slavic and East European Journal (four times a year) and the AATSEEL Newsletter (six times a year). The organization's WWW page is an excellent source of information in the following categories: AATSEEL (membership, committees, annual meetings, conferences) List of Slavists, e-mail addresses and links to individual home pages Departments and programs (Slavic and East European departments and programs in the USA) Information on the profession (employment, internship, grants, fellowships, scholarship) Meetings and conferences (includes abstracts of papers presented at conferences) Resources for teaching Research and scholarship Guide to Slavic and East European Library Collections on the Internet Links to Libraries in Russia LIBNET. Russian Network of Libraries on the Internet Calls for papers for publication Dissertation abstracts Dissertations in progress Translations in progress Research papers Book Reviews Bibliographies Slavic fonts and keyboard drivers Internet resources Surveys and databases The Association of Women in Slavic Studies http://ash.cc.swarthmore.edu:80/slavic/ The Association of Women in Slavic Studies is a networking resource for people concerned with the problems, status, and achievements of women in the profession. It also attempts to cover research and teaching in women's studies and questions of gender and family life in Central/Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union. The organization is affiliated with AAASS (The American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies).
The East Coast Consortium of Slavic Library Collections
The East Coast Consortium of Slavic Library Collections was established in 1993 to better coordinate activities among major Eurasian area studies collections in the Eastern United States. The Consortium presently numbers six member institutions: Columbia , Cornell, Harvard, The New York Public Library, Princeton, and Yale. Initially, the meetings of the Consortium offered a venue for the discussion of issues related to the state of post-Soviet publishing and the book trade, sharing information on dealer and exchange relationships.
The Pacific Coast Slavic and East European Library Consortium
PACSLAV was formed to promote the development of Slavic Studies resources in this region of the United States and Canada. The services provided by the Consortium are for the use and benefit of the faculty, students, and staff of its member institutions. The participating institutions are: Arizona State University, Stanford University Libraries, University of Arizona, University of California Library, Berkeley, University of California Library, Los Angeles, University of Hawaii Library at Manoa, university of Oregon Libraries, University of Washington Libraries, Seattle.
AMERICAN ACADEMIC JOURNALS IN THE FIELD OF EAST EUROPEAN AND SLAVIC STUDIES
Journal of Slavic Linguistics
Editor-in-Chief is George Fowler, (firstname.lastname@example.org), Dept. of Slavic Languages, Indiana University, Bloomington, Founded at Indiana University in 1993, this journal is a leading outlet for current work in Slavic Linguistics. Its WWW page does not include any full text articles. It offers contents and abstracts of articles published in vol.1-4 (1993-96). The contents of all published issues of JSL, arranged in reverse chronological order and articles scheduled to appear in future issues will be added as they become available. The full text of all Reflections pieces is also available from this page.
Journal of Slavic Military Studies
Editors: David M Glantz, Carlisle, Pennsylvania Christopher Donnelly, NATO HQ, Brussels, Belgium The Journal of Slavic Military Studies(until 1993 The Journal of Soviet Military Studies) investigates all aspects of military affairs in the Slavic nations of central and eastern Europe in historical and geopolitical context and offers a vehicle for central and eastern European security and military analysts to air their views. Its unique international editorial board and diverse content including translations of newly released Soviet and Russian documents as well as specialist book reviews make the journal a must for academics, military figures and civilians alike who are interested in this region's security and military affairs. Journal's WWW page offers only table of contents starting from vol.8, no.4.
The Slavic and East European Journal
The editor is Michael M. Naydan, Penn State University
The Slavic and East European Journal is published quarterly by the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages. This WWW page does not provide full text articles, not even abstracts or table of contents. Information you will find on this WWW page include submission requirements, and evaluation process for submissions.
Editor is Diane Koenker (email@example.com) University of Illinois, Champaign, IL The Slavic Review (American Quarterly of Russian, Eurasian and East European Studies) previously published by the University of Pennsylvania, is now published by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It features articles, discussions and literature reviews across academic disciplines and covering the geographic areas within the field. Subscribers include some 1500 libraries worldwide. On this page you will find electronic post-print editions of Slavic Review from Fall 1994 to Winter 1995. Due to costs and other factors, there are currently no plans to continue with the on-line publishing of post-print editions.
A Web of On-Line Dictionaries
This service is offered by Robert Beard (firstname.lastname@example.org) and consists of links to 70+ languages guides on the web. The very attractive table at the top guides you easily to your area of interest, so you're bound to find what you need. In addition to every language you can imagine (and some you couldn't), some interesting other dictionaries include: Multilingual Dictionaries, Specialized Dictionaries (synonym, acronym, computer, legal, and medical to name a few), Thesauri and Other Vocabulary Aids, Language Identifiers and Guessers. The is also an Index of Dictionary Indices. A nice touch is an English language search option at the top of the page. A number of dictionaries offered for particular languages varies. The following Eastern European languages are covered:
See also other on-line dictionaries:
English-Belarusian and Belarusian-English
Short dictionary, maintained by Grzegorz Hajduk, residing in Poland.
English-Estonian and Estonian-English
This dictionary is copyrighted by Marek Tiits, Institute of Baltics, and includes 17000 records.
English-Hungarian and Hungarian-English
The dictionary is maintained by Attila Vonyó and László Drótos from MTA SZTAKI, Computer and Automation Research Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary. It contains nearly 131,500 records. The extension dictionary (addition to the main service) currently includes more than 60,000 records.
http://www.sigma.net/cgi-bin/stas/dict/engrus.pl Its size is approximately 56000 entries.
English-Slovak and Slovak-English