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Yearbooks and annual surveys are valuable for a contemporary perspective on historical events. Although they vary in format, most offer a chronology of national events during the preceding year, with further sections detailing developments in other countries and international politics; additional material varies. Publications below are annual unless otherwise noted.
Annuaire historique universel. Paris. 1818-1861. BAA.
Annual Register. London. 1758-date. *RG-*AL 85-1507. Indexes: 1758-1819.
Facts on File. New York. Oct. 30/Nov. 5, 1940-date. Weekly, with annual cumulations. 1941-1943: BAA; 1945-date: *R-*A 86-1010.
Keesing's Contemporary Archives. London. July 1, 1931-December 1986. Weekly, 1931-1975; Monthly, 1976-1986. BAA (Keesings Contemporary Archives). Continued by: Keesing's Record of World Events, London. January 1987-date. Monthly. JLM 87-804; current issues in *R-Econ. 87-4012.
Schulthess' Europäischer Geschichtskalender. Nördlingen and Munich. 1860/61-1941. BTA (Schulthess' Europäischer Geschichtskalender).
Survey of International Affairs. London. 1920/23-1963. Indexes: 1920-1938. *R-BAA. A related publication, Documents on International Affairs,contains text of treaties, government announcements, speeches, etc. London, 1928-1963. *R-BAA.