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The following two databases provide intelligence documents gathered and translated into English by U.S. field agents collected in different parts of the world through the Foreign Broadcast Information Services.

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports (1941 – 1996)

The original mission of the FBIS was to monitor, record, transcribe and translate intercepted radio broadcasts from foreign governments, official news services, and clandestine broadcasts from occupied territories. Accordingly, this FBIS Daily Reports database provides a wealth of information from all countries outside of the U.S. during the second half of the 20th century.

Trial access will expire on 14 April, 2017.

Joint Publications Research Service (JPRS) 1957-1995

Established in March 1957, JPRS acted as a unit within the Central Intelligence Agency, under the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Office of Technical Services. With an emphasis on communist and developing countries, this collection is a treasure trove of hard-to-find social science, scientific, and technical materials translated from many languages, making it an excellent tool for studying geo-politics, global threat assessments, public policy, foreign intelligence, national security, the Cold War, and more.

Trial access will expire on 14 April, 2017.