Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) database trial

The Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports from 1941 to 1996, is now available as a trial on the Library's web page. To access, go to Databases A - Z > Trials.

The original purpose of FBIS was to "was to monitor, record, transcribe and translate intercepted radio broadcasts from foreign governments, official news services, and clandestine broadcasts from occupied territories." FBIS is the United States' principal record of political and historical open source intelligence, and the database contains some very interesting and unique primary documents.

Available only on campus. Trial ends April 15, 2011. Please leave a comment if you use the database. We'd love to hear your feedback.

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