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Russian Ukrainian Relations: Journals & Articles

Finding Journal Articles - Search Strategies

Journal titles are searchable through the Penn Libraries' catalog, Franklin. Combine keywords and filter results by 'Journals/Periodical' to browse available journal titles. 

Articles are independently searchable through Articles+, the Penn Libraries' entry point to ebooks, scholarly journals, newspaper articles, and conference proceedings.

If you discover an article Penn Libraries' currently doesn't provide access to, if you fill out an article request form you should be able to receive the article within 3-5 days (but often much quicker) via resource sharing

Look for the Penn text icon, "full text online", "citation online" links to connect with articles or to request digital scans

Sample articles+ entry with "full text online" link showingCitation Online option in Articles+request digital delivery option through "penn text"

Search results can be improved by using keywords and basic search syntax. Sample keywords are listed below


  • Cold war
  • Crimea
  • Donbas
  • Economics
  • Foreign Policy
  • International relations
  • Putin
  • Kiev
  • Kyiv
  • Maidan
  • NATO
  • Nuclear nonproliferation
  • Orange Revolution
  • Sanctions
  • Slavs
  • Slavonic
  • Ukrainian foreign relations
  • Zelensky

Saint Vladimir Monument

Kiev, Ukraine [ca. 1890-1900]. Image courtesy of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

Russian & East-European Academic Journals