The Slavic Reference Service at the University of Illinois has created this guide to further facilitate research in the area of Baltic Studies. This guide provides an overview of digital resources available from Estonian, Latvian, and Lithuanian institutions. Also included are relevant digital resources available from other institutions that relate to Baltic Studies. Recently, institutions in the Baltic region have initiated significant digitization projects to preserve and make accessible items of both cultural and historic value to the region. The majority of these projects include documents originally from the region or created by expatriates during the Soviet era. The majority of the resources included in this guide are open-access. However, there are some institutions that have restricted access for a portion of the collection. The guide includes vernacular and English sources.
We hope this guide provides useful resources for those researching the subject area. However, it is in no way a fully comprehensive guide to the region. For those interested, the Slavic Reference Service can provide additional research assistance with Baltic Studies: https://www.library.illinois.edu/ias/spx/srs/
Although not all of the databases in this guide provide full-text articles for the periodicals they index, many of the articles can accessed directly though the publisher's website. For example, Lituanas, Baltistica, and Studia Philosophica Estonica provide full access to past issues.