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Guide to Resources on Lithuania : History and Politics

General resources

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Resources on Recent History and Politics

Online sources


  • CEEOL: Online archive of full-text articles from over 250 humanities and social science journals, electronic books and re-digitised documents pertaining to Central, Eastern and South-Eastern European topics. Also includes a directory of links to related websites.
  • Emerging Europe Monitor: Central Europe & Baltic States - Political and economic analysis with specific asset class forecasts.


News: Lithuanian news (news aggregators):

  • Baltic News Service (BNS): News from the BNS agency based in the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Distributes around 1,000 news items daily in Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Russian and English.
  • Baltic News Network BNN
  • News Bites – Baltic (via LexisNexis): Covers the Stock Exchanges in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.


Audio-visual resources: The Library also provides access to some documentaries related to Lithuania. These form part of the much bigger Bain Graffy Film Collection.


Printed sources


Books on Lithuanian history and politics are shelved on the Lower Ground Floor. The collection includes books by prominent Lithuanian politicians such as Algirdas Brazauskas, Valdas Adamkus and Vytautas Landsbergis. The following section is particularly relevant: Li.IX.f 1991 onwards. For relations between Russia and the former Soviet republics 1991- see R.IX.f.2. Some books regarding the wider Baltic region can be found in the General Baltic section (Gen.Balt.). Additionally the Miscellaneous section (Misc.) may include books on broader EU aspects with a Lithuanian/Baltic context. The Miscellaneous collection is shelved on the First Floor of the Library.


Journals and newspapers:

Journals and newspapers covering/related to Lithuania are kept on the Lower Ground Floor in alphabetical order. An example would be the daily Lietuvos Rytas or the Journal of Baltic Studies.

Please check our growing number of online resources for more journals and newspapers.


Other resources

General databases on recent history and politics.