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) helsinki.fi
Yandex is the dominant web search engine in Russia. It beats Google at Russian language search. Use Cyrillics!
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 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.
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.
Slavonic Library at the National Library of Finland
kk-slav (at) helsinki.fi
Helsinki University Library
kirjasto (at) helsinki.fi
Aleksanteri Institute library
marko.tiainen (at) helsinki.fi
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