Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

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.C. Transdex: Bibliography and Index to the United States Joint Publications Research Service (JPRS) and Translations. (1970-1974) Gov Ref AS 36.U574.

In 1970, the previous indexes would merge to form the Transdex. This index was published first monthly and followed with a cumulative semi-annual issue. The McKeldin Library collection retained only the semi-annual issues. The index covers all publications from all geographic locations but is not separated geographically in the way as previous indexes.

This index includes the following:

  1. Serial and ad hoc titles index – a listing of all serials and ad hoc (singular materials) indexed in that issue
  2. Country index – a listing of countries and related JPRS documents
  3. Subject index – an arrangement of major subjects, followed by subcategories, each with a listing of related JPRS documents
  4. Publications' index – a listing of each publication with corresponding dates
  5. Author index – all authors translated in that issue of the Transdex
  6. Bibliographic listing – a complete list of all documents for that issue in JPRS order

All entries in each different type of index contain a JPRS number. From all indexes, use the JPRS number and refer to the Bibliographic Listing. The bibliography indicates a microfilm reel number and microfiche sheet number. The McKeldin Library collection only holds the microfilm reels covered in this index. Each microfilm reel number contains a country code and then a number. "Microfilm Reel R313" is for the Soviet Union, Reel No. 313. The codes are as follows and correspond to the following call numbers for the reels:

Code Geographic Location Call Number
A Asia Gov Docs Microfilm AS 36 .U576
C China Gov Docs Microfilm AS 36 .U5762
CA China and Asia Gov Docs Microfilm AS 36 .U5764
E East Europe Gov Docs Microfilm AS 36 .U5768
ID International Developments Gov Docs Microfilm AS 36 .U58
R Soviet Union Gov Docs Microfilm AS 36 .U582