Books, ebooks, journals by journal title, newspapers, videos, sound recordings, and subscription databases can all be located using the Penn Libraries' catalog Franklin. Locating the title or resources you are looking for can be improved by using keywords, truncation, or Boolean operators (e.g., AND, OR, or NOT). Try searching by combining keywords (like below) that may appear in titles, notes, or subjects. Use quotes to search for exact phrases. For instance, searching foreign policy will retrieve results for foreign AND policy while "foreign policy" will retrieve results for that exact phrase. Truncation can be used to search for keyword derivatives by using an asterisk (*). For example, searching Ukrain* will retrieve results that include both Ukraine and Ukrainian.
If you are unable to locate the specific title you were looking for in the catalog due to the fact that the Penn Libraries doesn't have a copy in its collections, we should be able to provide access within 3-5 days through Resource Sharing services such as BorrowDirect, E-ZBorrow, or Interlibrary Loan.
Sample keywords: Crimea ; Eurasia ; Europe, Eastern ; foreign relations ; history ; nationalism ; Perestroĭka ; post-communism ; Putin ; Russia ; Ukraine
LOC Call Numbers are useful for browsing and locating books by subject within the Penn Libraries' stacks. For instance, if searching for a history of Ukraine, knowing that Ukraine History books are located in the DK508-508.5 range, one can go to that library location to more easily evaluate the varying titles.
DK1-949.5 History of Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics
DK36 - 293. History
DK265 - 265.95. Revolution, 1917-1921
DK266 - 292. Soviet Regime, 1918-1991
DK293. History - 1991-
DK508 - 508.5. Ukraine
DK510 - 651. Russia (Federation). Russia S.F.S.R.
JN1-9689 Political institutions and public administration (Europe)
JN6500-6598 Soviet Union. Russia. Former Soviet Republics
JN6630-6639 Russia (Federation)
JZ5-6530 International relations
Book titles are categorized by subject using the standardized vocabulary LOC Subject Headings. Use these search terms within the catalog to see all of the titles cataloged with these subjects. For example, "Ukraine Conflict--2014".
Russia (Federation)--Economic conditions--1991-
Russia (Federation)--Economic policy--1991-
Russia (Federation)--Foreign relations
Russia (Federation)--History--Revolution, 1917-1921
Russia (Federation)--Politics and government--1991-
Soviet Union--Economic policy
Soviet Union--Foreign relations
Soviet Union--Politics and government
Ukraine Conflict, 2014
Ukraine--History--Euromaidan Protests, 2013-2014
Ukraine--History--Orange Revolution, 2004