Welcome to the Indiana University Libraries' Slavic and East European Studies collection! As one of the leading area studies collections in North America, the IU's Slavic and East European collection has a lot to offer you for your research, teaching, and learning. It has a dedicated full-time librarian, who builds the collection, manages it, and provides reference services for IU students and faculty members, and users from outside IU as well. The collection broadly covers humanities and social sciences disciplines in all formats in the vernacular languages and English. It has been actively growing, and still is, in tandem with the growing needs for research materials of IU's Slavic and East European studies community. In the following you will find a quick overview of the collection and also a bird eye view of some of the more significant resources pertaining to Slavic and East European studies.

Origins: mid-1950s
Size: ca. 800,000 volumes
Number of languages of the collection materials: over 15 vernacular languages and English
Annual growth: over 5,000 monograph titles
Collection development methods: purchase of new print and online resources, gift books, and international exchanges with around 30 foreign libraries
Current serial subscriptions: over 1,000 titles
Slavic and East European Reference Collection: about 5,000 volumes on the 5th floor of the Wells Library
Subject-related reference and research consultation: Librarian for Slavic and East European studies (Wookjin Cheun, wcheun@indiana.edu, 812-855-9413)
Collection office: E560, Wells Library east tower
Collection exhibits on the Webhttps://obmen.sitehost.iu.edu/



American bibliography of Slavic and East European studies Letopis digital archive

Newspaper databases
Universal database of Russian central newspapers | Integrum profi | Izvestiia digital archive | Pravda digital archive Pravda Ukrainy digital archive Balkan insight | Universal database of Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus and the Baltics | Za vozvrashchenie na rodinu digital archive | Current digest of the Russian press | Imperial Russian newspapers | Gudok digital archive | Communist historical newspaper collection Literaturnaia gazeta digital archive Chernobyl newspapers collection Stefanyk collection of historical newspapers from Western Ukraine 1930-1945 (forthcoming!) Demokratychna Ukraina digital archive (1992-2020) Gazeta wyborcza | Russian regional newspapers | Holos Ukrainy digital archive (1991-present) | Narodna armiia digital archive (1991-2018) Narodna hazeta digital archive (1990-2008) | Nezavisimost' digital archive (1991-2002)

Journal databases
Universal database of social sciences and humanities | Universal database of the Moscow University Press | Imperial Russia's illustrated press | Central and Eastern European online library (CEEOL) | Iskusstvo kino digital archive | Krokodil digital archive | Sovetskaia kul'tura digital archive | Vestnik Evropy digital archive | Voprosy istorii digital archive | Ogonek | Soviet cinema online 1918-1942 | Universal database of Russian library and information sciences Soviet woman digital archive History of modern Russian and Ukrainian art online (1907-1930)

Primary sources
The papers of the Red Army | The papers of the White Army | Voice of the people under Soviet rule | World of children in the USSR | Russian avant-garde, 1904-1940 | Records of the All-Union Communist Party, Smolensk District, 1917-1941 | Russian military intelligence on Asia: archives | The Stalin digital archive | Everyday Stalinism | Dissent in Poland | Cambridge Archive Editions | Chronicles of Terror | The Harvard Project on the Soviet Social System Online Cold War intelligence online Soviet cinema online: archival documents from RGALI 1923-1935 Social movements, elections, ephemera (Russia & Ukraine. 1991-2020)

Core reference sources
Slavic studies: a guide to bibliographies, encyclopedias, and handbooks (1993) | The modern encyclopedia of Russian and Soviet history (1976- ) | The Russian revolution and civil war, 1917-1921: an annotated bibliography (2003) | Handbook of Russian literature (1985) | Columbia guide to the literatures of Eastern Europe since 1945 (2003) Istoriia dorevoliutsionnoi Rossii v dnevnikakh i vospominaniiakh | "World bibliographical series| "Historical dictionary of Europe" series

Digital libraries
Elektronnyi fond Rossiiskoi Natsional'noi Biblioteki | Elektronnaia biblioteka (RGB) | Federacja bibliotek cyfrowych | Europeana | Digital public library of America | Elektronnaia biblioteka istoricheskikh dokumentov

Key scholarly journals
Slavic review | Slavonic and East European review | The Russian review | Russian history | Canadian Slavonic papers | East European politics and societies | Voprosy istorii | Rossiiskaia istoriia | Kwartalnik historyczny | Český časopis historický

How to find Slavic and East European materials at IUB
IUCAT | WorldCat | Call number ranges DK and PG | Slavic Reference Collection | Browsing | Library of Congress transliteration system

National libraries
The Russian State Library | The National Library of Russia | The National Library of Poland | The National Library of the Czech Republic | Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine

Subject headings
Time periods | Types of materials | Famous persons | Country names Academic disciplines

Biographical sources
Russkii biograficheskii slovar’ | Velikaia Rossiia: Rossiiskaia biograficheskaia entsiklopediia The Soviet biographic archive | Biography in context | “Dictionary of literary biography” series

Statistical sources
All-Russia census 2002 | Itogi vserossiiskoi perepisi naseleniia 2010 goda (2012-2013) | Federal'naia Sluzhba Gosudarstvennoi Statistiki | Główny Urząd Statystyczny | Český Statistický Úřad

Language dictionaries
Tolkovyi slovar' zhivogo russkogo iazyka (1880-1882) | Nowy słownik Fundacji Kościuszkowskiej (2003)

Archives and archival guides 
Access to Russian archives | ArcheoBiblioBase | Arkhivy Rossii | Archives of the Soviet Communist Party opisi = finding aids | Naczelna Dyrekcja Archiwów Państwowych | Narodni Arhiv | Putevoditel'

Publishing data
Knizhnyi rynok Rossii | Rynek książki w Polsce | Zpráva o českém knižním trhu

Revised August 2023