ISI--Internet Securities Inc.--contains an amazing breadth and depth of full-text business and political information, broadly defined, although chronological coverage is heavily skewed toward the very recent past. Items can be found dating back to the mid-1990s but the vast majority of material dates from more recent years. Please note that there are different ways that the homepage views depending on the entrance portal chosen. The SFX window takes one to the EMIS homepage. The full-text link at the Slavic Reference Service homepage takes one to the ISI homepage. In ether case, this subscription database going through UIUC is imperative unless you want to pay for your own subscription. The complany is geared toward providing market information for the savy international investor (after all, the name stands for "Internet Securities inc") but this wealth of data can be valuable for social scientists as well. ISI draws from online resources which have multiplied rapidly in recent years for our area. It has several products, with the flagship one being EMIS, the Emerging Market Information Service.
Although materials relating to larger geographical regions can be searched and reviewed, ISI is primarily organized on a country-by-country basis, with a wide range of search options and types of materials accessible within each country.
Among many other options here, users can select "Latest News" from the "News" portion of the menu bar under the "DashBoard" screen, which appears when a particular country is selected from the list on the homepage. This retrieves links to a huge amount of same-day information on a variety of topics.
Information for Eastern European countries is provided in both English and the major languages of the country in question in most cases.