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Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies: National Bibliography

Guide to bibliographic resources, electronic and print focused on the region.

General Published Guides

National Bibliographies


The national bibliographic history for the countries of the Slavic world is complex to say the least.  The links on the table below will lead to detailed descriptions of the bibliographic sources, print and electronic for each of the countries listed.  Not all countries for the region are listed. 

National Bibliographies





Bosnia/ Hercegovina Croatia Czech and Slovak Republics











Russia and Former Soviet Union










Bibliographies of Bibliography

  • If you are working on an unfamiliar topic, the bibliography of bibliography can save you a great deal of time in your research. It is the easiest way to identify a subject guide for your area.
  • Currently produced by most countries as serial publication including Russia, Poland, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Croatia.
  • In some cases, the national library catalog now serves the function of this type of source as will be described described below.

I know no better starting point when exploring an unfamiliar topic than the bibliography of bibliography. In the best case scenario, it will identify a subject guide that will give a wide variety of information. In any case it will give a very clear idea of how much research has been done on a topic.

Most countries in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union produce some kind of serial bibliography listing bibliographic sources. The Russians have produced an annual publication of this type for many years. Some of these sources are now available online. These include bibliographies that are published in journals, not just monographs.  With any serial bibliographic source, searching its contents can be a time consuming procedure.


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