Resources on Belarus - Politics and Sociology
The Politics and Sociology books are located on the First Floor of the Library. Politics is generally classified as Bel.XII, which covers politics, political sociology, political movements, histories of political thought, political philosophy, nationalism and ethnicity. Sociology is largely classified as Bel.XIX and covers social life, social history and socio-economics. Political sociology is classified as Bel.XII. However, for detailed classification see the UCL SSEES library classification scheme guide. Not all the books are kept on the open shelves. For information on how to find and request a pamphlet or a stores item, see our FAQ.
Journals and newspapers:
The Library provides access to a number of printed and digital journals and newspapers on Politics and Sociology related to Belarus. Depending on the title they may be available in print, digital or microform format, or in more than one format. Additionally a number of titles are kept at the UCL Store outside London, and these can be recalled by using the store request form. Printed versions of journals and newspapers are stored on the Lower Ground Floor of the Library. It should be noted that the number of journals published in Belarus is limited. However the Library provides access to a very large number of digital journals and newspapers that may be useful for users. For example, access is provided to complete editions of such journals as:
- Social Sciences: Access is provided to the full digital archive
- International Affairs: Full digital archive since 1955 onwards
- The Current Digest of the Russian Press: Formerly 'The Current Digest of the Post-Soviet Press' since 1949 onwards.
- Sovetskaia Belorussiia: The main Belarusian newspapers available digitally from 1997 onwards
- Belarus' V mire/Belarus' in the World: Digital Archive1997 - 2006
BBC Monitoring Online provides access to reports from radio, television, news agencies, press and new media, providing a distinctive foreign news and information service from open sources (from 1999 onwards). Username and password required. Contact SSEES Library staff for details. Labyrinth provides biographies of Belarusian politicians, officials and business people and other information.
Belarus Country Review - Since 2000