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Medieval Rus': Finding Articles, Book Chapters, Journals

Finding Books, Articles, Chapters

See the suggested terms and searches in the box below.

Most databases index individual book chapters as well as entire books and journal articles. Franklin, the Penn Libraries catalog, includes tables of contents for many of the books included. During the pandemic, we have access to many in copyright books via the HathiTrust temporary access. You can use the tables of contents to request scans of chapters. Temporary access is noted in this guide--this will likely change once we are back in the libraries and able to work with the physical collections.

Finding Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Search suggestions



Rus' / Rusian

Kiev / Kievan

Kievan Rus (the official heading does not include the ')

Byzantine / Byzantium


genre terms -- poetry, history / histories, Chronicles, fairy tales, folklore, art, architecture, legends


Orthodox Eastern Christianity

Orthodox Eastern Church



Old Church Slavic / Old Church Slavonic

Sources [this "subject term" designates primary source material]


Sample searches (using keyword expert in catalog or one of the databases listed in this guide )

(medieval OR kiev*) AND rus'

"kievan rus" AND laws

medieval chronicles

incorporate names, genres, events, names of texts into your search



Journals and Serial Publications