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Finding English-Language Sources for Social Science Topics in Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia: JSTOR

There are a multitude of resources that will lead a student to English language materials for the region but some are particularly valuable. This guide will help the student to find those at the UIUC library website, highlighting some of the best.

Full Text by Area of Interest

JSTOR works somewhat differently from other databases we have. It is a database of full text articles. The big difference between JSTOR and other "full text" databases is that JSTOR tries to digitize complete runs of journals from their initial publication. So, if you are looking for articles that give you a perspective of opinion over time it is an excellent source. If you are looking for the most recent research it is not your bet bet. What you see below is the result of a search on the terms "Afghanistan" and "cold war" with journals limited to those in Slavic Studies. Initially, I did not limit to any particular category of journals and the search returned over 3,000 matches.

JSTOR Search results

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