Retrospective resources at Knizhnaia Palata

Knizhnaia Palata www.bookchamber.ru The Russian Book Chamber has been a source of bibliographic information in print and electronic form for many years. They have now added some new retrospective resources to their current online searches that could be of interest to scholars. They have recently added several databases that provide online, free access to the books formerly only listed in print in Knizhnaia Letopis or electronically via the scanned catalog at the Russian National Library. There are two databases in particular that will be of interest to those seeking Russian language materials of the early Soviet period: the national bibliography for 1917-1930 and the national bibliography for 1939-45.

Internet Usage World Statistics

Internet Usage World Statistics http://www.internetworldstats.com/ The current interest in Internet usage makes this a very useful site, at least for comparative purposes. The statistics here largely come from the United Nations. When compared with many of the stats coming out of ISI Emerging Markets. It is a fairly thorough listing of statistics for most countries of the region. There are also links for numerous supporting sites here.