Cairn.info offers more than 5,000 French language periodicals in the humanities and social sciences from different publishers. The package "Cairn History Collection", curated by the Specialised Information Service for History, contains 73 titles, including some dealing with Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe such as:
The Central and Eastern European Online Library (CEEOL or C.E.E.O.L.) is a daily updated repository of humanities and social science full-text documents from mainly scientific journal articles and e-books. The following subject areas are represented among others: Anthropology, Culture and Society, Economics, Gender Studies, History, Jewish Studies, Fine Arts, Literature, Linguistics, Political and Social Sciences, Philosophy, Religion, Law. In addition, CEEOL offers access to a number of grey literature published by various institutions (NGOs, think tanks, research institutes...) without an ISSN number.
E-books and grey literature CEEOL: Overview in osmikonSEARCH
Contains essays related to Slavic Studies and Eastern Europe from a number of journals of the Russian Academy of Sciences on topics related to the humanities and social sciences. Numerous journals on literature and language are represented. (In Germany access is free due to national licence)
The repository "DAIS" contains publications of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts and its subordinate institutes, including the Institute for Balkan Studies, the Institute for Byzantine Studies and the Institute for Ethnography. More than 11,000 documents, including articles, book chapters and reviews, are available in open access.
The electronic library of the Institute of Archaeology of the Russian Academy of Sciences contains public domain digital copies of books and journals on archaeology.
HRČAK is the central portal of Croatian scientific journals and offers the access to the journals following the Open Access Initiative. The repository contains more than 500 different journals, including a broad range of journals with a focus on the humanities or social sciences.
The largest full-text database in Russia and the CIS currently contains more than 360 million documents, including hourly updated texts from the Russian and English press, statistics, legal texts, government publications, fiction and bibliographic databases of the Russian Academy of Sciences (INION). (In Germany access is free due to national licence)
This database provides full-text access to more than 61,000 books published between 1460 and 1850, as well as 466 series and occasional periodicals from before 1906 – comprising nearly 12 million pages in total. The focus is on economics in the broadest sense, including political science, history, and sociology, as well as other special collections on transportation, banking, finance, and crafts.
The portal "Open Science Slovenia" bundles the repositories of various scientific institutions and universities in Slovenia. It contains more than 250,000 documents in open access, including dissertations, journal articles and teaching material.
This is the most important online resource for electronic journals in the fields of culture, humanities and social sciences. It contains a total of 500 journals with 1.9 million articles (including reviews). The licence includes the collections 1-6. (In Germany access is free due to national licence)
"Periodicals Index Online" is an electronic index providing access to millions of articles that have been published in more than 6,000 periodicals in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
This database comprises bibliographic title records of books (from 1980 onwards), newspapers, journals, dissertations, reviews, music and art-related publications, as well as maps (all from 1998 onwards) from the following originally printed series:
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Researchers working on Muslims and Islam in Russia, the Caucasus and Central Asia can use the Universal Database of Russian Islamic Studies to access the latest scientific publications and journalistic news, which have so far been difficult to access in Germany, via a web portal. The database contains materials dating back to 2007 and is continuously updated with the latest articles.
The following Islamic journals are included:
The following newspapers are also included:
All editions of the digital collection can be searched in full text in Cyrillic and in transliteration; it is also possible to browse the individual editions of the database. Individual pages can be downloaded in the original layout as PDF files.
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The Russian Social Sciences and Humanities Periodicals (UDB-EDU) collection provides researchers with a unique opportunity to cross-search the contents of major Russian periodicals on a wide variety of subjects. The collection features Russian journals on sociology, philosophy, history, economics, pedagogics, politology, law, and more. It also includes all 31 journals of the Russian Academy of Sciences, ranging in focus from archaeology to linguistics, as well as popular literary editions and independent scholarly publications. The following journals are of particular interest for historical research on Eastern Europe:
All journals can be searched in full text. Browsing the individual issues of a journal is also possible. The articles can be downloaded as PDFs.
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The "Universitetskaya Biblioteka Online" is an online repository that provides access to about 70,000 Russian-language e-books and e-journals. Its focus is on the humanities, with most publications dealing with Russia. Researchers of Eastern Europe can find monographs and anthologies on history, politics, sociology, religion and law, among other subjects. In addition, the repository offers access to fine arts literature, including titles by Russian writers from the 18th to the 20th century.
One of the earliest and most influential literary and political journals in Russia, published in three series: 1802-1830, 1866-1918 and 2001 to the present day. The period 1866-1918 is currently not available in digital form. From 2001 the title is available free of charge on the Internet. About 57,000 pages have been digitised. (In Germany access is free due to national licence)
Voprosy Istorii Complete Collection contains all the texts of the Russian journal of the same name since the beginning of its publication in 1926, and is published in the following sections: Istorik-Marksist (merged into Istoriceskij Zurnal), Borba Klassov, Istoriceskij Zurnal, Voprosy Istorii. (In Germany access is free due to national licence)
WBIS Online is a biographical database providing biographical information on over 6 million people from the 8th century B.C. to the present. Included are 8.5 million digital facsimile articles from biographical reference works.
The following biographical archives dealing with Eastern Europe offer full-text access:
Use the Database Information System (DBIS) to search for further e-book and journal collections. Electronic journals can also be found in the German Union Catalogue of Serials (ZDB) and in the Electronic Journals Library (EZB).