I periodically look at this site as most people do but as I was looking at it today I noticed the "Журнальныи зал" link and came across a really significant archive of social science materials. If you have not looked at this recently and have need of these publications you may find this very useful. The following titles were available there:
Общественные науки и современность
Экономический журнал ВШЭ
Рубеж (альманах социальных исследований)
Журнал социологии и социальной антропологии
Экономический вестник Ростовского государственного университета
Экономическая наука современной России
THESIS: теория и история экономических и социальных институтов и систем
Среднее профессиональное образование
Социология: теория, методы, маркетинг
Российский журнал менеджмента
Communitas / Сообщество
Гуманитарная мысль Юга России
Вестник общественного мнения: Данные. Анализ. Дискуссии
Регион: экономика и социология
Журнал новой экономической ассоциации
Журнал исследований социальной политики
Вопросы государственного и муниципального управления
The archive for each title is significant, in some cases going back 20-30 years. The general search function will search the contents of all these titles as well as all the other documents on the site. These include dissertation abstracts and monographs.
The Slavic Reference, Serials, Newspaper and Film Collection begins the first stage of its move today from Room 225 Library to Room 200 Library. This is the first step in a move that will, ultimately place us in a new International Area Studies Unit in 2011.
If you have any difficulty finding anything please ask any of the Slavic Reference Service staff. While the first week or two may have some challenges, we hope to make the move as seamless for our users as possible. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or on our im, "askslavic" or through facebook or call us at 217-333-1349.
Dear Colleagues, During a recent search for holdings of a truly obscure Polish newspaper (Zolnierz Wolnosci from 1943 published at the time in the USSR for the purposes of the newly-formed Polish Kosciuszko Division) I went to the Centralny Katalog Czasopism Polskich. In our work we do not use that database that often, and I at least often forget it can be very useful in tracking down holdings of periodicals (including newspapers) in Polish libraries. During the search I looked at the other databases listed under Katalogi Centralne: http://mak.bn.org.pl/w3.htm I noted a subdivision of the abovementioned catalog -- Centralny Katalog Czasopism Polskich - kalendarze. http://mak.bn.org.pl/cgi-bin/makwww.exe?BM=47 I thought I would bring this database to your attention, since calendars (those coming out serially) can be notoriously hard to track. Moreover, since Warsaw was in the Russian sector of the partition, many Russian Imperial calendars can be found on the list. As an example I could mention: ADRES KALENDAR ILI SPISOK GLAVNYCH VLASTEJ IMPERII I CINOVNIKOV CARSTVA. The holdings of the libraries listed as owning the items are not always complete, but nevertheless, this is a most useful database.
Digitized Indices at Vostochnaia Literatura (srednevekovye istoricheskie istochniki vostoka i zapada)
Vostochnaia Literatura (srednevekovye istoricheskie istochniki vostoka i zapada) = Oriental Literature (medieval historical sources of the East and West). Bibliograficheskie Ukazateli Starting from the main Vostochnaia Literatura website, researchers can explore the digitized content by selecting "Ukazateli"(left navigation bar, under "katalogi"). Using Djvu, "a digital document format," the content managers have posted the following indices (Note: this page does not contain full-text articles) : Ukazatel' izdanii Arkheograficheskoi komissii (1836-1918 gg); Vestnik Evropy (Ukazatel' za 1802-1830 gg); Vostochnyi sbornik, izdavaemyi bibliotekoi im. Saltykova-Shchedrina (vyp. 1-6); Drevniaia Rossiikaia bibliofika (Parts: 1-20); Zapiski Odesskogo obshchestva istorii i drevnostei (Tom I-XXX); Sbornik Imperatorskogo Russkogo Geograficheskogo Obshchestva za 1846-1916 gg; Sbornik Imperatorskogo Russkogo Istoricheskogo obshchestva za 1867-1916 gg; Spisok izdanii Imperatorskogo Moskovskogo arkheologicheskogo obshchestva 1865-1913 gg; Istorik-marksist za 1922-1941 gg; Istoricheskii arkhiv za 1919-2001 gg; Istoricheskie zapiski (No. 1-40; No. 1-110); Krasnyi arkhiv za 1922-1941 gg; Izdania Obshchestva Istorii i Drevnostei pri Moskovskom Universitete; Russkaia beseda za 1856-1860 gg; Russkaia starina za 1870-1884 gg; Russkii arkhiv (1863-1892 and 1863-1908 gg); Russkii vestnik za 1856-1864 gg; Russkii istoricheskii zhurnal za 1917-1922 gg; Russkoe proshloe (1991-1998); Slavianskii arkhiv (Slavianskoe istochnikovedenie) za 1958-1965 gg; Srednie veka (No. 1-50); Frantsuzskii ezhegodnik (1958-1988 gg); Khristianskoe chtenie (1821-1870 gg); Chteniia v Obshchestve Istorii i Drevnostei Rossiiskikh (1882-1887 and 188-1894 gg). In order to view these digitized indices, users will need to download the Djvu Browser Plug-in (Note: DjVu Browser Plug-ins are fee, see Downloads). Without the Djvu format reader, researchers will be unable to download digitized materials. An excellent tool for information professionals and researchers to verify and complete their citations. Please contact the Slavic Reference Service if you require further assistance.
On the National Library of Russia website a place well-worth revisiting from time to time is the section Bibliograficheskie ukazateli i spiski
To arrive at the page start at the main page of the library, choose “Resursy” and then select “Bibliograficheskie ukazateli” . The page shows a list of printed guides authored by the bibliographers of the National Library. These are on the subjects of market economics (1986-), Places of Worship in St. Petersburg (1717-1917), and Literature on Petersburg (1989-).
Of perhaps greater interest are the online guides that follow. First we find a series of bibliographic guides to several broad disciplines: architecture, biology, pedagogy, religion, physical education & sport, and philosophy. The entries are not annotated but the contents are very painstakingly subdivided by subject.
What follows is a series of in-depth bibliographies on a variety of much more narrow subjects, ranging from the history of Russia’s literary salons, to the influence of cell phones on health. These guides are also not annotated, but again are subdivided by subject in inconsiderable detail. Although the themes vary widely, and it is hard to predict what one may find, it is worthwhile to browse the list. For the lucky researcher who is working on, say , theaters of St. Petersburg, stumbling on a bibliography of over 270 items can be a virtual goldmine.
It appears that the list of guides is growing and is well worth revisiting to check for new contributions.
This is a rich and complex site with a wealth of statistical information available. For those interested in the region it is an extremely useful overview of comparative statistical information with posts of the most current statistical data available. It includes links to all of the statistical offices for the individual republics. There are pages with the macroeconomic indicators for each republic, economic forecasts for the region and the individual republics, a database of the compiled CIS statistics. links to news updates on the economic situation of the area, and many other features. What is pictured above is the English language interface. There is also a Russian interface available.
Among the various resources available are links to pdf copy of the full text of many of the regional statistical sources, excel-format statistical data from Kazakhstan and Moldova.
Among its many other valuable features (i.e., its searchable union catalog of the collections of European national libraries), The European Library has recently mounted a virtual online exhibit of materials relating to the Roma (perhaps more commonly known in the U.S. and U.K. as "Gypsies"), who are an important (though often neglected) part of many societies covered by the Slavic Reference Service. Libraries contributing to the exhibit include the national libraries of Denmark, Moldova and Georgia, and the Phonogrammarchiv of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, but the leading role is played by the National Library of Serbia's excellent Department for Digitization and the private collection of the exhibit's curator, Dr. Dragoljub Acković. While the means of navigating among the Roma-related full-text books, documents, photographs, postcards, and audio and video recordings in each part of the exhibit is visually appealing, on occasion it does not (in the experience of this contributor) function as it should. Visitors can choose whether to navigate in Romani, English or Serbian, and an overview of the virtual exhibit by the curator is provided.
The Jagiellonian University Library in Krakow is one of Poland’s two national libraries, and a major international resource for the study of Poland, Austria-Hungary, and Eastern Europe in general. In cooperation with the Centrum Zdalnego Nauczania (E-Learning Center) of the Jagiellonian University, the Library has created a multimedia guide titled, „Jagiellonian Library for beginners.” It is aimed to help in using the Jagiellonian Library by providing an introduction on becoming the Library’s patron, on searching for materials, and on the rules governing the use of the reading rooms. The text is accompanied by numerous photos made especially to illustrate the guide’s content. The guide is further enhanced by maps, screen captures, and a short film. The guide contains also interesting facts on the recent and past history of the Library. The guide is aimed mostly at patrons who have never used the Jagiellonian Library, although the creators hope that even experienced users will find something of interest within it. The guide has been prepared in two versions: one for Jagiellonian University students (holders of USOSWeb accounts), the other for otuside users. These two versions can be accessed from the Jagiellonian Library Homepage (http://www.bj.uj.edu.pl). After accessing the Jagiellonian page, go to the bottom of the menu posted on the left of the homepage, where you will find a green-on-white banner, „Biblioteka Jagiellonska dla poczatkujacych”. After clicking on the banner (unless you are a Jagiellonian student and a USOSWeb account holder) skip to the middle of the page and follow the directions under the blue PEGAZ logo. The instructions ask for typing in the email and a security code visible on the screen. The user is then mailed a URL which leads to the guide. The guide itself is easy to navigate, since it is divided into broader menu topics, which are later subdivided into more detailed menus leading to in-depth information, all richly illustrated. This new resource, so far available only in Polish, should prove a valuable asset for all scholars planning a visit to the Jagiellonian.