Russian and Eastern European Studies: Subject Guide

Library resources related to Russian and Eastern European Studies: articles, journals, books and databases. / Venäjän ja itäisen Euroopan tutkimuksen tiedonlähteet: artikkelit, lehdet, kirjat ja tietokannat.

Search library resources in the Slavonic Library

Search books, journals or databases in the National Library search service:

Instead of Cyrillics, we recommend to use a transliterated search.

NB. Most periodicals and newspapers published before 1950 can be found only in the card catalogue situated in the Slavonic Library. Ask us for help by email: kk-slav (at)

Search library resources in UH network

Search books, journals or databases from HELKA


Yandex is the dominant web search engine in Russia. It beats Google at Russian language search. Use Cyrillics!

Remote access

Electronic resources are available in the network of University of Helsinki or through remote access. Accessing the electronic resources from outside the library locations via a remote connection requires a University user account.

HELDA - Digital Repository of the University of Helsinki

HELDA serves as an open full text repository and open access publishing platform for research articles and institutional series, as well as for teaching and research material produced by the departments and faculties of the University. Helda is also suitable publishing platform for monographs.

The archive ensures long-term storage and provides each item with a permanent web address i. e. Helda offers availability, longevity, and functionality to your digitally stored work.

Researchers at University of Helsinki self-archive their research publications to Helda via TUHAT. They can also send publications to the library´s deposit service.

Russian and Eastern European Studies Subject Guide

This guide helps you to find library resources related to Russian and Eastern European Studies: books, journals and online resources.

The Slavonic Library offers not only its internationally popular Legal Deposit Collection of printed copies in all subjects published within the borders of the Russian Empire in 1828–1917 but also vast collections from the Soviet period containing literature from the fields of humanities and social sciences within the Slavic language area.

Both the Slavonic Library and the library of the Aleksanteri Institute maintain collections of new materials focusing in humanities and social sciences. Helsinki University Library provides broad humanities and social sciences collection, relevant for Russian and Eastern European Studies.

The resources of the guide are in different languages: in English, in Finnish, in Russian and in other Slavonic languages.

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Contact information

Slavonic Library at the National Library of Finland
Unioninkatu 36
kk-slav (at)
Opening hours

Helsinki University Library 
Kaisa House
Fabianinkatu 30
+358-2941 23920
kirjasto (at)
Opening hours

Aleksanteri Institute library
Unioninkatu 33
marko.tiainen (at)
Open by appointment

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