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Journals to which the Library has purchased electronic access are listed on the Library's ejournals webpages. You can search the list by title, subject, vendor, or citation. If you search by title, you can enter a search term (eg Slavonic) or browse through alphabetically. Titles in Cyrillic are listed under Others. The subject search involve broad categories (eg Arts and Humanities) with optional additional subcategories (eg Literature); they do not specify Slavonic-related areas. The ordinary catalogues also provide links to ejournals (a search for a particular journal title on Newton, for example, will provide separate records for physical copies and electronic access).

The list on this page does not include all ejournals related to Eastern Europe. Instead it points at some specific titles which are of particular note, primarily through the purchase of their full backfiles. They are listed alphabetically with brief summaries of their contents and capabilities. Each title listed below is also linked to its entry on the Library's main eresources pages, where access requirements can be found.

 

Current digest of the Russian press (backfile)

The Library has purchased electronic access to the Current digest of the Russian press, dating back to its first issue in 1949 (under its first title, Current digest of the Soviet press) and up to recent issues, via its 1992-2010 incarnation as the Current digest of the post-Soviet press. The Current digest provides translations of predominantly Russian-language press items. The backfile is made up of pdf scans, which can be browsed through and which are also fully text-searchable.

 

Early Russian cinema (Russian cinematographic press, 1907-1918)

Read about this database of scanned film journals from the 1900s and 1910s on the Slavonic databases page.

 

Gazety kopeiki (mass media in Russia, 1908-1918)

Read about this database of scanned penny newspapers on the Slavonic databases page.

 

Integrum central press database

Read about this database which provides access to over a thousand current and archived press titles on the Slavonic databases page.

 

Iskusstvo kino (backfile)

The Iskusstvo kino archive goes back to its first issue, published in January 1931 as Proletarskoe kino (later Sovetskoe kino and eventually Iskusstvo kino), and provides searchable and browsable access to all issues up to the end of the previous year. Please note that there was a gap in publication from 1942 to 1944. Searches can be made in Cyrillic or in transcription. Search terms are not automatically truncated, so conjugations will not automatically be included in the search.

The backfile does not include the very latest issues (these are added retrospectively to it, after a certain delay). The Library has also got a print subscription (see here for details).

 

Izvestiia (backfile)

The Izvestiia archive goes back to its first issue, published on 28 February (new style 13 March) 1912, and provides searchable and browsable access to all issues up to the end of the previous year to last. While Pravda (see below) was the voice of the Communist Party, Izvestiia represented the views of the Soviet government. Searches can be made in Cyrillic or in transcription. Search terms are not automatically truncated, so conjugations will not automatically be included in the search.

The backfile does not include the very latest issues (these are added retrospectively to it, after a certain delay). The link above, however, will show other sources which can provide access to the latest numbers.

 

Pravda (backfile)

The Pravda archive goes back to its first issue, published on 22 April (new style 5 May) 1912, and provides searchable and browsable access to all issues up to the end of the previous year to last. Searches can be made in Cyrillic or in transcription. Search terms are not automatically truncated, so conjugations will not automatically be included in the search.

The backfile does not include the very latest issues (these are added retrospectively to it, after a certain delay). The link above, however, will show other sources which can provide access to the latest numbers.

 

Screen and stage (the Russian cinematographic and theater press, 1889-1919)

Read about this database of scanned film and theatre periodicals on the Slavonic databases page.

 

Soviet cinema

Read about this database of film periodicals on the Slavonic databases page.

 

Sovetskaia kul'tura (backfile)

The Sovetskaia kul'tura digital archive contains scanned pdfs of almost all issues of the five titles the journal was published under, from Rabochii i iskusstvo, which started in 1929, followed by Sovetskoe iskusstvo (this title ran from 1931-1953, with the exception of some of 1942-1944 when Literatura i iskusstvo was used instead), and Sovetskaia kul'tura (which ran to 1991, after which the current name, Kul'tura, was adopted).

The periodical, now a weekly newspaper, covered all sorts of topics relating to culture - from standard subjects such as literature and art to more niche subjects as stamp-collecting and popular science. Searches can be made in Cyrillic or in transcription. Search terms are not automatically truncated, so conjugations will not automatically be included in the search.

The backfile does not include the very latest issues of Kul'tura (these are added retrospectively to it, after a certain delay). These can, however, be accessed through the Integrum Central Database.

 

Voprosy istorii (collective backfile)

Voprosy istorii is a monthly journal published by the Russian Academy of Sciences' Institute of General History. The database linked to above contains searchable and browsable scans of the journal and its three predecessors: Bor'ba klassov (1931-1936), which became Istoricheskii zhurnal (1937-1945), which later merged with Istorik-Marksist (1926-1941) and eventually became Voprosy istorii (1945-). Searches can be made in Cyrillic or in transcription. Search terms are not automatically truncated, so conjugations will not automatically be included in the search.