Knizhnaia Letopis' Digital Archive

Russia's definitive bibliographic book index

Knizhnaia letopis’ (The Book Index) is the most definitive reference guide available for published books in Russia. For decades, libraries and researchers have turned to this weekly publication to follow book publishing trends in the USSR and Russia. As the main Soviet/Russian bibliographic publication for books, Knizhnaia letopis’ represents the most comprehensive bibliographic resource available on printed books in Russia. Covering nearly 80 years, the Knizhnaia Letopis’ Digital Archive provides easy access to this critical resource and features original graphics and searchable text.

The Knizhnaia Letopis’ Digital Archive also includes a number of important supplements, such as Knizhnaia Letopis’. Dopolnitelnyi vypusk (Supplement, includes dissertation abstracts), Knizhnaia Letopis’. Vspomogatelnye ukazateli (Name, Subject and Geographic Indexes), Dopolnitelnyi vypusk. Vspomogatelnye ukazateli (Name and Geographic Indexes), and Ukazatel seriinykh izdanii (annual Index to Book Series).

Knizhnaia letopis’

Key Stats

  • Archive: 1907-1979
  • Language: Russian
  • City: Moscow
  • Country: Russia
  • Frequency: Weekly
  • Format: PDF, article-based
  • Producer: East View Information Services
  • Platform: East View Universal Database

About the Archive

Content in the Knizhnaia Letopis’ Digital Archive comes from the Russian Book Chamber, East View’s long-time partner and copyright holder of the journal.

The archive is organized at the chapter level, with each issue divided into thematic chapters (articles). The Knizhnaia Letopis’ Digital Archive offers scholars the most comprehensive collection available for this title, comprising over 105,000 articles, and features full page-level digitization, searchable text, and complete original graphics.

The Knizhnaia Letopis’ Digital Archive is an ideal complement to the Russian National Bibliography (UDB-BIB) database, which includes the archive of Knizhnaia letopis’ from 1980-2014 and 2015-current (note: its title changed to Knigi Rossii [Books of Russia] in 2015). The Knizhnaia Letopis’ Digital Archive is not cross-searchable with UDB-BIB, which is on a different platform, but is cross-searchable with numerous other East View digital resources.

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