Slavic and East European Studies

  • About

    Welcome to the Indiana University Libraries' Slavic and East European Studies subject homepage! Consisting of a series of interconnected individual pages, this site aims to work as a useful and reliable bridge to the ever expanding world of information resources pertinent to Slavic and East European studies. First, it is the IUL’s area studies collection, itself one of the most extensive research collections of North America. This site strives to open up to IU’s area studies community the collection as much as possible by describing what it contains and how it is best accessed. Second, it is open-access resources. This site endeavors to bring to the IU community carefully selected and verified freely accessible resources for their research, teaching, and learning. This site is managed by a dedicated full-time librarian with the assistance of one appointed staff, who builds and develops the collection, and who also provides reference services for IU students and faculty members, and non-IU users as well. The following is a brief overview of the collection. Your questions and suggestions are welcome. You may direct them to the librarian, Wookjin Cheun (   

    Origins: Late 1950s

    Overall size: Over 700,000 volumes

    Annual growth: Over 5,000 monograph titles

    Current serial subscriptions: Over 1,000 titles

    Collection development methods: Purchase of new print and online resources, gift books, and international exchanges with more than 30 foreign libraries

    Language scope: Vernacular (Albanian, Belarusian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Ukrainian) and English

    Discipline scope: Humanities and social sciences

    Chronological scope: 17th century to present

    Resource format: Inclusive (print, online, media, microform, map)

    Resource category: Inclusive (primary and secondary sources)

    Collection location: Wells Library and ALF (Auxiliary Library Facility)

    Slavic and East European Studies Reference Collection: Around 5,000 volumes of non-circulating bibliographies, encyclopedias, research guides, handbooks, directories on the 5th floor of the Wells Library

    Subject-related reference and research consultation: Librarian for Slavic and East European studies (Wookjin Cheun,, 812-855-9413)

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