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Russian and East European Studies: Finding Books

Subject terms for use in catalogs and databases

The possibilities are vast and this is a small sampling:

  • Authors, Russian
  • Authors, Soviet
  • Authors, Soveit--20th century
  • Authors, Russian __th Century--
    • Criticism
    • poetry
    • drama
    • biography
    • philosophy
    • correspondence
    • journeys
    • etc
  • Russia--History (beginning with 1237-
  • Soviet Union--History [various dates]
    • chronology
    • fiction
    • historiography
    • bibliography
    • sources [sources designates primary material is included]
    • posters
    • periodicals
    • pictorial works
  • Browse all subject headings beginning with Soviet Union
  • Russian Revolution and Civil War
  • Socialist realism
  • Art and state
  • Communism and art
  • Politics and culture
  • Russian Poetry
  • Russian Fiction
  • Russian Short Story
  • Russian Literature
    • add dates "to 1700, 17th century, 18th century, 19th century, 20th century
    • History and criticism
    • Russian Federation
    • Themes and motives
    • Textbooks, readers
    • Women authors
    • [geographical location]
    • Translations
  • Paleography, Russian
  • Philosophy, Russian
  • Philosophy--Soviet Union

WorldCat and Repositories

To find books and information on library and archival holdings around the world, try:

Finding Books and Articles Beyond Penn

The Penn Libraries provide multiple ways to connect with books and journal articles that aren't immediately available to you in print or electronically, including: 

BorrowDirect -- books from our Ivy league partners and a few others including Stanford and University of Chicago

EZ Borrow -- books from our Pennsylvania Partners and a few others including New York University 

Scan and Deliver / Interlibrary loan -- for journal articles, chapters in books, and materials not available through our partnerships. 

Read about it here 

Guides and Companions

These compendiums of knowledge on specific areas and topics are excellent ways to gain familiarity on a topic. Volumes are edited by specialists, and each chapter will lead you to additional secondary readings and primary sources.