Joint Publications Research Service (JPRS) Reports, 1957-1994
An English-language archive of translations of foreign scientific, technical, and social science materials
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... rich scientific and cultural gems from the USSR and Eastern bloc countries, China, Vietnam, and other areas of concern from the late 1950s through the early 1990s.... internationalists will greatly benefit from this historic archive.
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Christopher C. Brown, Professor, Reference Technology Integration Librarian and Government Documents Librarian, Penrose Library, University of Denver

Quick Facts

  • Translated materials enable researchers to explore a vast corpus of foreign material
  • Contains monographs, reports, serials, journal and newspaper articles, radio and television broadcasts
  • Ideal for researching military, socioeconomic, political, environmental, scientific and technical issues and events

Overview

This unique collection—fully searchable for the first time—features English translations of foreign-language monographs, reports, serials, journal and newspaper articles, and radio and television broadcasts from regions throughout the world. With an emphasis on communist and developing countries, this digital edition of Joint Publications Research Service (JPRS) Reports, 1957-1994, contains a wealth of hard-to-find scientific, technical, and social science materials translated from many languages; in fact, few libraries or institutions outside of the Central Intelligence Agency and the Library of Congress hold a complete microform edition, especially for the first two decades following the founding of JPRS.

Translated materials form a one-of-a-kind resource
Featuring millions of pages from more than 130,000 reports, the Readex digital edition of Joint Publications Research Service (JPRS) Reports, 1957-1994 will enable researchers to explore a vast corpus of foreign material. These reports, some of which are quite rare, are ideal for researching military, socioeconomic, political, environmental, scientific and technical issues and events. The authoritative Readex digital edition features an intuitive interface that includes digital full-text searching, metadata search assistance, and an individual bibliographic record for each JPRS Report.

About the Joint Publications Research Service
JPRS was established in March 1957 as part of the United States Department of Commerce’s Office of Technical Services, about six months before the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1. Acting as a unit within the Central Intelligence Agency, JPRS staffers prepared translations for the use of U.S. Government officials, various agencies, and the research and industrial communities. During the Cold War, the reports were primarily translations rather than analysis or commentary, with an emphasis on scientific and technical topics. Over time, however, that scope expanded to cover environmental concerns, world health issues, nuclear proliferation, and more.

Essential for a wide range of researchers
In short, the breadth and depth of this collection makes it an exceptional tool for the study of history of science, global economics, agriculture, health, political culture, international relations, and military affairs. JPRS Reports, 1957-1994, is also an essential complement to the closely related Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports, 1941-1996.

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