Bezi Publishing Services is pleased to announce that the 2014 CEIRC Offer for Readex's FBIS Daily Reports, 1941–1996 and JPRS Reports, 1957–1994 is now available. If your library is a CEIRC member, please visit the CAUL website to download a copy of the offer or send a request to Bezi for more information.
Readex’s digital edition of the Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports, 1941–1996 offers access to over fifty years’ worth of world news articles and radio transcripts collected from scores of countries between 1941 and 1996. Around four million pages of foreign news reports and radio transcripts were collated and translated into English by the Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS), a division of the CIA, from the middle of World War II through to the end of the Cold War. In many cases, the database offers access to foreign news reports that are either not accessible to Western researchers (for example, 20th century newspaper content from China and Russia) or are no longer in existence, such as radio interviews which were never recorded or newspapers which have since been destroyed. The FBIS Daily Reports archives are ideal for research into world history, comparative politics and international relations of the 20th century.
Similarly, Readex’s digital edition of the Joint Publications Research Service (JPRS) Reports, 1957–1994 offers access to almost fifty years’ worth of research publications from foreign countries, such as journals, monographs and government reports. These publications were translated into English by the Joint Publications Research Service (JPRS), another division of the CIA, during four decades of the Cold War. Among the five million pages in these archives are significant scientific and technological publications, such as foreign research into diseases and medical treatments, and advances in military technology in communist countries during the Cold War. The JPRS Reports support research into the history of science and technology, as well as world politics and international relations, during the second half of the 20th century.
For more information about Readex's FBIS Daily Reports and JPRS Reports or to request a free 30-day trial for your library, please contact Bezi.