Searching for secondary works on Eastern and Central Europe
Search tips for finding secondary works on Eastern and Central Europe held in the libraries, using LibrarySearch.
The following journals are available in the library or online via LibrarySearch:
- Austrian History Yearbook, (1965-2012); online from 2005.
- American Slavic and East European Review, online, 1945-1961.
- Czech-Polish Historical and Pedagogical Journal, online from 2013.
- Communist and Post-Communist Studies, (1993-2011); online from 1995.
- Europe-Asia Studies, online from 1993.
- Nationalities Papers, online from 1997.
- Post-Soviet Affairs, online from 1997.
- Prague Post, online from 2014.
- Romania, online from 1999.
- Slavic and East European information resources, online from 2001.
- Slavic Review, (1966-1984), please sign in to request from Store; online, 1961-2014.
- Slavonic and East European Review, 1958 – (incomplete); online, 1928-2012.
- Soviet and post-Soviet Review, online from 1974.
- Soviet Studies, online, 1949-1992.
There are potentially dozens of journal titles that may be relevant to your research.
You can do a keyword search in LibrarySearch, and then refine your results by selecting ‘journals’ under the ‘Resource Type’ heading in the column on the left-hand side of the screen.
Anything with ‘Slav’; ‘Slavic’; ‘Eastern Europe’;‘Soviet'; ‘Poland’; ‘Hungary’; ‘Germany’; ‘Czechoslovakia’; ‘Bohemia’; ‘Romania/Rumania’, or ‘Soviet Union/USSR’ in the title may well be of use.
The ‘Details’ tab next to the ‘Find and Request’ link, contains useful information on the item and the subjects it covers.
Another way to track down relevant works is to search for the following publishers, since all of their monographs will be relevant.
Search tip: make sure you enclose your search terms with quotation marks to limit your results to the appropriate publishers.
For example: For East European Monographs (Boulder, Colorado), type “East European Monographs”. This returns 50 relevant results.
CEU (Central European University): “Central European University” gives you 72 results.
Orbis was the name of the Czechoslovak state publisher. All titles by Orbis are therefore worth considering. For works by this publisher you will need to specify “Orbis Books” in the search box.
Other publishers with specialism in East-Central Europe include:
- Pittsburgh University Press
- Cornell University Press
- Harvard Center for Ukrainian Studies
The following works by the Czechoslovak President Eduard Benes are also available:
- Benes, Eduard, Memoirs of Dr Eduard Benes: from Munich to new war and new victory, (London, Allen & Unwin, 1954). Talybont Research Reserve Ask at desk, DB215.B3. *Please place an online Store Request for this item by signing in to LibrarySearch.
- Benes, Eduard, The teacher of nations: addresses and essays in commemoration of the visit to England of the great Czech educationalist Jan Amos Komensky, Comenius, 1641 1941, (Cambridge, CUP, 1942). Available at Talybont Research Reserve Ask at desk, LB475.C6.N3. *Please place an online Store Request for this item by signing in to LibrarySearch.
- Benes, Edvard, Democracy today and tomorrow, (London, Right Book Club, 1940). Arts & Social Studies Library 2 week, JC423.B3.
- Benes, Eduard, The struggle for collective security in Europe and the Italo-Abyssinian war: speech of the Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Foreign Affairs Committee of Parliament on the 5th of November 1935, (Prague, "Orbis", 1935). Arts & Social Studies Library 2 week, DT387.8.B3.
For other works or DVDs on this topic, please see the reading lists provided with this module and check on LibrarySearch, using some of the search tips provided here if necessary.