About the Moldova Reference Database
|Editor: Andreas Johansson
Hosted by: Södertörn University Library
This database aims to provide a service for those interested in the Republic of Moldova. Students of this country often find their first attempt to collect information on Moldova difficult, which often leads them to the erroneous conclusion that very little has been written on the country. While quick searches in many library systems do not yield many hits, there is an abundance of literature on Moldova available on a number of different topics.
This database contains mainly texts within Political and Social Science, although History and Ethnology are represented. Note that the region that constitutes the contemporary Republic of Moldova has had different names throughout its history, including Bessarabia and Moldavia, depending on which political power was in control.
The database currently contains references to books, reports, journal articles, Internet resources as well as other materials. As a rule, news articles are excluded because of the volume and workload this would create. Generally speaking, mostly editor- or peer-reviewed articles have been included. For those wishing to go beyond the references included in this database I strongly recommend Ion Turcanu's Bibliografia istorica a Basarabiei si Transnistriei. It includes a wealth of different sources on the geographical area and provides an excellent compilation of Romanian and Russian texts.
Some institutions have a special interest in Moldova and thus publish a great deal of material. When this is the case, web links have been included that in most cases lead to the index page of each institution. This is done so that the cited references can be retrieved at a later date as they are moved into archives or other sections of the website. In addition, some links to homepages dealing with Moldova from different ideological perspectives have also been included. However, please note that this database is primarily meant to provide literature references, and there are not resources currently allocated to maintain an updated or exhaustive link directory.
The database was financed by a grant from The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies.
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