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SSEES Area Guide to Central Europe

Journals and e-journals

SSEES Library provides access to both print and online journals from Central Europe. You can search for journal titles and journal articles in Explore. Many journals published in Central Europe can be accessed via CEEOL database.

Journal locations

To discover which versions (print/electronic/microfiche) are available, check the Library catalogue on Explore by inputting the journal title. To search for a title, please select "Journal titles" from the drop-down menu. The search result will show the location of the journal and indicate whether is available in print and/or electronic version.

If the journal is available in print form, in most cases it will be located on the open shelves on the Lower Ground Floor of the Library.

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Types of periodical publications

Used to disseminate scholarly information that relates to a particular academic discipline. They are aimed at researchers and are often peer-reviewed, which means that articles are evaluated by experts in the field before publication to ensure the information in them is accurate and well presented. An example of academic journal is the Slavonic and East European Review.

Generally printed on glossy paper (but can also be available online), they are aimed at a more general audience than academic journals and can include opinions and news items too. An example of magazine is the Times Educational Supplement.  

Published on a daily basis, the focus of these is on news items. They can include a section on education, but are wide in scope. An example of newspaper is Baltic Times

Usually published by a special group, learned society or professional organisation and aimed at people working in a specific industry. An example of trade publication is Slavic & East European Information Resources.

Key journals on the area

Discover more journals related to East European studies by discipline in our subject guides: SSEES History, SSEES Politics and Sociology and SSEES Economics and Business.

Journal and newspaper databases

Search or browse databases that provide access to news and periodicals from Central Europe. This is just a selection and you can find more journal and newspaper titles in Explore.

Finding the full-text

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If you're using one of our databases to find journal articles, you might not be able to read the article within the database itself. If you see the Findit@UCL icon, click on it to link to the full-text

Sometimes you will see a link to the publisher's site. Unless the article is open access, you might find that you can't reach the full-text.

Clicking on the Findit@UCL link instead will link you to the full-text via UCL's subscription access, if available.

If you're using Google Scholar you can set up the Library Links feature so that it will display a findit@UCL link to help show you which articles are available via UCL subscriptions.