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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

Post-Soviet Russia

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 

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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.