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Russian and East European Studies Resources @ Pitt: REES Articles

This guide provides information & annotated links to some of the best resources for doing research on Russia (or the former Soviet Union) and Eastern European Studies.

Key Interdisciplinary Databases for Starting Research

Below are several good general interdisciplinary databases that are useful when searching for articles about global themes and issues related to continents and individual countries. 

Arts & Humanities Databases

The databases below are useful when searching for Global Studies topics and articles related to arts and humanities in the REES countries. The country, theme or topic you select may affect the databases you choose. You can find additional databases by checking Databases by Subject or suggested REES Databases.

Quick Links

Use these quick links to access lists of related databases, the listing of e-journals, or to access library services from off-campus.

Socioeconomic, Political, and International Affairs Databases

The databases below provide articles about cultural, social, economic, and political issues related to REES countries. The country, theme or topic you select may affect the databases you choose. You can find additional databases by checking Databases by Subject or suggested REES Databases.

News Databases

Government and UN Related Databases

These databases, produced by the U.S. government and the United Nations, provide a wealth of information about Russia and REES countries including statistical information.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar is often helpful for finding scholarly articles on your topic.

If you are on-campus, you will be able to view articles located in databases leased by the university. If you are off-campus, you may need to access the articles through remote access. See the instructions for connecting from off-campus on the ULS homepage.

Google Scholar Search

Suggested Journals

Some of the more frequently cited scholarly journals related to Global Studies topics and REES countries are linked below.