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Balkans: Selected  Resources

 Keeley Library   Revised January 23, 2001
See also:
World War I

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION ABOUT BALKANS

in World Book Encyclopedia. Chicago:  World Book, 2001 
Ref. 031 W927 1990 v. 2
 inEncyclopedia Americana. Danbury, CT:Grolier, 1999
Ref. 031 E56A 1999 v. 3
Bazevanis, John J. "Balkans". v. 2 Jelavich, Charles, and Barbara Jelavich. " Balkans" v.3

REFERENCE BOOKS: HANDBOOKS, ALMANACS, YEARBOOKS

These are usually one or two volume summaries of political, economic and statistical information about countries. Look in the index or table of contents for the country you are researching.
Statistical Abstract of the World Ref. 310 S597 1996
Statesman's Yearbook Ref. 310.5 S797 1993-94
Clements ' Encyclopedia of World Governments Ref. 320.403 C626
 Facts on File World Political Almanac Ref. 909.82 C771 1992
Countries of the World and their Leaders Yearbook Ref. 909.828 C855 1997
Encyclopedia of World Facts and Dates Ref. 902.02 C319 1993
REFERENCE BOOKS ABOUT CULTURES
Encyclopedia of world cultures . Boston, Mass: G.K. Hall, 1991-1996.  Ref. 306.09 E56
Ingpen, Robert R. A celebration of customs & rituals of the world. New York: Facts  On File, 1996. Ref. 394.2 I53 1996

BOOKS IN THE CIRCULATING COLLECTION

Do a subject search in SAILS for the subjects: Balkans.
Ask for help when needed. Books from other libraries can be place on hold and sent to Durfee for you.

JACKDAWS

Jackdaws are reproductions of original documents. They also contain a "Think for your self" section, and a list of additional readings. The Keeley Library owns the following jackdaws about this topic: The Balkans

WEB RESOURCES

  • Balkans Regional Atlas
  • Historical maps of the balkans
  • Washington Post Special Report: Balkans
     
  • PeaceNet  The Balkans  Pages
  • Trenches on the Web: the Balkans

  • Balkans during World War I
  • BBC News archives on BalkansContinuing coverage
  • Yahoo News  Full Coverage on the Balkans
  • Latest News from Balkans
  • BBC World Service :The BBC, one of the world's most successful radio networks, provides the latest news from around the world, including from almost all of the African countries. CNN Online Page : U.S. 24-hour video news channel. News, updated every few hours, includes text, pictures, and  film. Good external links.
    Library of Congress Country Studies
    Includes information for twelve of the African countries
    CIA World Factbook: Country profiles section includes statistics, maps, flags, 
    Internet Public Library Newspaper Links for World Regions http://www.ipl.org/reading/news/

    PERIODICALS AND NEWS ARTICLES

    SIRS NEWSPAPER AND PERIODICAL REPRINTS: INFOTRAC  WEB ONLINE PERIODICALS DATABASE ELECTRIC LIBRARY
    As members of SAILS, Durfee  students and teachers can access SIRS, INFOTRAC AND ELECTRIC LIBRARY, both  from library workstations, and from remote computers. From home or a school lab computer, go to SAILS  Databases. You will need your library barcode when dialing from a home computer or a school lab.

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    Keeley Library, B.M.C.Durfee High School of Fall River
    September, 1978  to  June, 2001