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Joint Publications Research Service (JPRS) Collection at UM Libraries

JPRS is a government organization established in 1957 to supply the government with translations of unclassified foreign documents. This is important source material for research in the social sciences, science, political science & intl relations.

Index II.B. Catalog in Book Form for United States Joint Publications Research Service Translations Gov Ref AS36.U5738.

Coverage:
This index was published semi-annually as a cumulative index from 1957 – 1970. Many of the entries correspond to the entries listed in the previous indexes and their arrangement is similar.

Arrangement:
The catalog cards are arranged in this index by JPRS number. Titles are indexed in two short sections: serialized items (i.e. periodicals, journals, newspapers, etc.) and nonserialized items (i.e. books, reports, etc.). Within these sections, they are classed geographically – China and Asia, Eastern Europe, the Soviet Union and International Developments.

Access:
This bibliography is accessed differently over four different time periods of publication:

  • 1957 – 1964 – because reel numbers are not listed, it is difficult to access JPRS documents from this index until 1965. It is better to use the previously listed indexes.
  • 1965, Part 1A thru 1B – there is both a subject index and a cross reference index that is taken from 3. July 1964 – June 1967 of Index II.A (explained in Figure II.B).
  • 1965, Part 2A thru 2B – the subject index and cross reference index are taken from 4. July 1967 – 1972 of Index II.A (explained in Figure II.C).
  • 1966 – 1970 – microfilm reel numbers and microfiche sheet numbers are listed with each JPRS document in the bibliography.