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FBIS/ JPRS Transcripts

The Daily Report series of the Foreign Broadcasting Information Service (FBIS) contains transcripts of newspaper articles and news broadcasts from all regions of the world. The FBIS series was discontinued in 1996, when the online World News Connection database became available (no longer available).

NOTE: While BU does not have the Readex FBIS Database, Boston College does; and BU students may access it on-site in the O'Neill Library. 

The FBIS news transcripts available in print and microfiche collections in Mugar Memorial Library are listed below.
  • Daily report. Asia & Pacific later title: East Asia). Mugar D839 .D342 Library has: 1984 - July 1987.
  • Daily report. East Asia [microform]. Mugar Micro Mfiche Library has: December 14, 1987 - August 30, 1996.
  • Daily report. China [microform]. Mugar Micro Mfiche Library has: 1987 - July 31, 1996.
  • Daily report. South Asia. Mugar D839 .D348 Library has: May 1980 - May 1987.
  • Daily report. Near East & South Asia [microform]. Mugar Micro Mfiche Library has: December 14, 1987 - August 16, 1996.
  • Daily report. Middle East and Africa. Mugar DS41 .U581 Library has: numbers 65 (April 1980) - 103 (May 1987).
  • Daily report. Sub-Saharan Africa. Mugar DT348 .U55M Library has: July 1974 - March 1980.
  • Daily report. Sub-Saharan Africa [microform]. Mugar Micro Mfiche Library has: June 1, 1987 - August 16, 1996.
  • Daily report. Eastern Europe (later title: East Europe). Mugar D839 .D344 Library has: 1981, 1983 - July 1987.
  • Daily report. East Europe [microform]. Mugar Micro Mfiche Library has: December 14, 1987 - August 30, 1996.
  • Daily report. West Europe [microform]. Mugar Micro Mfiche Library has: December 14, 1987 - August 16, 1996.
  • Daily report. Soviet Union. Mugar D839 .D349 Library has: November 1983 - July 1987.
  • Daily report. Soviet Union (later title: Central Eurasia). Mugar Micro Mfiche Library has: December 14, 1987 - September 13, 1996.
  • Daily report. Latin America [microform]. Mugar Micro Mfiche Library has: December 14, 1987 - July 31, 1996.

A list of the indexes to these regional FBIS microfiche collections follows.

  • Daily report. Asia & Pacific (later title: East Asia). Index. Mugar Micro Ref X D839 .D342 Library has: volume 1 (1978/79) - 18 (May 1996).
  • Daily report. People's Republic of China (later title: China). Index. Mugar Micro Ref X D839 .D343 Library has: volume 1 (1975) - 22 (1996).
  • Daily report. South Asia. Index. Mugar Micro Ref X D839 .D348 Library has: volume 1 (1980/81) - 8 (1986/87).
  • Daily report. Near East & South Asia. Index. Mugar Micro Ref X DS41 .D28 Library has: volume 1 (1987/88) - 10 (1996).
  • Daily report. Middle East & North Africa. Index. Mugar Micro Ref X D839 .D347 Library has: volume 1 (1978) - 2 (1980).
  • Daily report. Sub-Saharan Africa. Index. Mugar Micro Ref X D839 .D352 Library has: volume 1 (1978) - 2 (1980).
  • Daily report. Middle East & Africa. Index. Mugar Micro Ref X D839 .D346 Library has: volume 1 (1980/81) - 8 (1986/87).
  • Daily report. Sub-Saharan Africa. Index. Mugar Micro Ref X DT348 .U57 Library has volume 1 (1987/88) - 10 (1996).
  • Daily report. Eastern Europe (later title: East Europe). Index. Mugar Micro Ref X D839 .D344 Library has: volume 1 (1978/79) - 18 (1996).
  • Daily report. Western Europe (later title: West Europe). Index. Mugar Micro Ref X D839 .D353 Library has: volume 1 (1978/79) - 18 (1996).
  • Daily report. Soviet Union (later title: Central Eurasia). Index. Mugar Micro Ref X D839 .D349 Library has: volume 1 (1977) - 20 (1996).
  • Daily report. Latin America. Index Mugar Micro Ref X D839 .D345 Library has: volume 1 (1979) - 18 (1996).

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The Joint Publications Research Service (JPRS) was a United States government defense-funded organization that was absorbed into the Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS).  Dates of operation approx. 1958-1976.

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