The Library is trialling the database Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports, 1941-1966, a searchable collection of daily reports from the Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS).
FBIS was a section of the CIA's Directorate of Science and Technology that monitored, translated, and disseminated within the U.S. government openly available news and information from media sources outside the United States.
The FBIS Daily Reports are the United States' principal record of political and historical open source intelligence and include firsthand reports of events recorded as they occurred, such as
1967 - Six-Day War
1975 - Franco's death starts the transition to democracy in Spain
1979 - Margaret Thatcher is elected
1989 - Berlin Wall falls
1994 - 1996 The Internet comes to China
1994 - 1996 The Taliban rises to power in Afghanistan
The collection can be searched by countries and political entities, article types or publications as well as by event.
The trial runs until June 11. Connect (on campus only) from the database page for Trial Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports, 1941-1966.
posted @ Wednesday, May 12, 2010 1:00 PM
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