History - Russia/USSR

Major Research Tools


Coverage: 1990 to present.

Index of journal articles, books, book chapters, book reviews, dissertations, and selected government publications on East-Central Europe and the former Soviet Union published in the United States and Canada. The online version of the American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies.


Time period covered: 1450 to present; Publication coverage: 1954 to present.

Indexes journal articles, book reviews, and dissertations on the history of the world, except the United States and Canada. Subjects include diplomatic history, economics, international relations, and political science.

Other Suggested Research Tools

Location: Skillman Ref; Call #: D20 A46 1995x

Highly selective, annotated bibliography of books and articles in every field of historical scholarship. Bibliographies are organized geographically and further subdivided by time period and topic.


Skillman Library's list of select, online resources related to Russian & East European Studies.

Specialized Collections


Summaries and transcriptions of interviews conducted between 1949 and 1953 with Soviet refugees who had left the USSR during and after World War II. Provides first-hand accounts of life in the USSR prior to the early 1940's. Interviews are conducted in either English or Russian.

Large collection of political posters from around the world, mainly from the 20th century. Useful for the study of the psychology and techniques of propaganda.


Collection of declassified United States government documents on foreign affairs and national security since World War II. Documents are grouped by topic or region of the world and cover nuclear history, U.S. intelligence and government secrecy, humanitarian interventions, the 9/11 attacks, and more.


Primary document collections related to the development of NATO and the Warsaw Pact during the Cold War, their mutual threat perceptions, and military plans.


Declassified historical materials from archives around the world covering the Cold War, Korea, and nuclear proliferation.


Collection of primary documents relating to World War I.


Collection of primary source materials documenting the diplomatic and military activities of some of the war's major combatants.