Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports (FBIS)
What is the FBIS?
The Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) is an agency of the United States government. It monitors foreign broadcasts, news agency transmissions, newspapers, periodicals, and government statements from around the globe and publishes translations of all this material in the FBIS Daily Reports, which we have as follows:
|Central Eurasia||PrEx7.10:FBIS-SOV 1979-1995||Govt Docs Ref DK1 D342a 1978-1996|
|(formerly Soviet Union)|
|China||PrEx7.10:FBIS-CHI 1980-1996||Gov Docs Ref DS701 U572 1978-1996|
|East Asia||PrEx7.10:FBIS-EAS 1987-1996||Govt Docs Ref DS1 U592 1985-1996|
|(formerly Asia & Pacific)||PrEx7.10:FBIS-APA 1985-87|
|East Europe||PrEx7.10:FBIS-EEU 1987-1996||Govt Docs Ref DJK1 D34 1988-1996|
|Latin America||PrEx7.10:FBIS-LAT 1990-1996|
|Near East & South Africa||PrEx7.10:FBIS-NES 1991-1996|
|Sub-Saharan Africa||PrEx7.10:FBIS-AFR 1991-1996|
|West Europe||PrEx7.10:FBIS-WEU 1990-1996|
The FBIS Daily Reports were discontinued in 1996.
: Texts of speeches, commentaries from Moscow Radio, TASS, and radio and TV broadcasts from the Commonwealth States. Articles and editorials from regional newspapers and journals, such as Pravda, Izvestiya, Kransnaya Zvezda.
: Major releases of the New China News Agency and Beijing Radio. Items from People's Daily and Red Flag.
: Radio and press coverage of nations along the western Pacific littoral (except People's Repubic of China.) Press coverage of Japan's Akahata
; Hanoi's Nhan Dan and HOC Tap. Speeches and reports from Indonesia, Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, The Republic of China, and the Philippines.
: Speeches and commentaries from broadcast and press agencies of all eight nations. Articles and editorials from the official press and periodicals such as Yugoslavia's Kommunist, East Germany's Neues and Deutschland, and Czechoslovakia's Rude Pravo.
: News reports, speeches, and commentaries broadcast from major capitals including Havana, Bogota, Lima, and Santiago, and by press services such as Latin,Telam, ANSA,and EFE. Articles and editorials from such newspapers as Brazil's O Globo, Argentina's La Nacion, and Havana's Gramma.
Near East and South Africa
: Editorials, commentaries, speeches, radio reports, from Egypt, Lebanon, Israel, the Arabic lands are included. Items are quoted from Izvestia, MENA, Al-Watan, INA, and Ukaz.
: Newspaper articles, radio reports, press conferences, editorials, speeches, and commentaries from such services as Lagos Domestic Service, Dakar PANA, Johannesburg SAPA, Kinshasha AZAP. The Republic of South Africa, Angola, and other Sub-Saharan African countries are represented. West Europe
: Commentaries, speeches, and reports from press agencies, broadcast, and newspapers. Emphasis on leaders' speeches and major events in each country, the European Community, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, and NATO. Includes coverage of periodicals such as Italy's L'UNITA and France's L'Humanite.
Until 1996 we subscribed to indexes for four of the eight regions. The East Asia and East Europe indexes are arranged alphabetically by country and then by subject within that country. Personal names may be found as first level main headings and as second level entries under the name of the country or organization with which the person is affiliated.
The China and Soviet Union indexes have first level subject headings that differentiate international relations and national affairs. Subjects in the national affairs section may have sub-headings. For example:
China, People's Republic--National Affairs
agriculture Â crops
See the Introduction in each index volume for additional information about the arrangement of the indexes.
Entries include the following elements:
Mar 29 89 35--Walessa arrives in Warsaw for Government talks
date and page of FBIS Daily Report 'title of article
To use the microfiche
Go to the microfiche cabinets along the wall on the east side of the compact shelving for the Government Documents area and look for microfiche with call numbers outlined above. Then find the microfiche for the date indicated in the index. Place the microfiche in the microfiche reader-printer and move the carrier to the page reference given. Return microfiche in envelopes to the box marked "Refile by Staff" on top of the microfiche cabinets.
Current Digest of the Post-Soviet Press
Library has Feb. 1992-current
Current Digest of the Soviet Press
Library has 1962-Jan. 1992
Annual indexes are available on the shelves in the microforms area.
Lexi-Nexis Academic Universe
Access is limited to the Middlebury College community.
Provides online, current English language translations of full-text articles from major newspapers throughout the world. Accessible through the library home page on the Web. Choose Interdisciplinary Indexes and on the next page choose Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe. On the next screen highlight World News in the Select a News Category box. In the Select a News Source box highlight one of the following options:
Asia/Pacific News Sources
European News Sources
Middle East/Africa News Sources
North/South America News Sources
"The most comprehensive news resource on the World Wide Web"
Includes non-U. S. newspapers and broadcast sources
A daily summary of news from all of the 28 post-communist countries.
This is a continuation of the RFE/RL Daily Report
Library has: 1984-1996
Keyword index to documents from all regions of the world, translated into English by the Joint Publications Research Service.