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Russian Language & Literature *: Electronic Scholarly Sources

This guide to select sources is useful primarily for graduate and undergraduate students who are studying Russian or Soviet literature and linguistics.

Relevant Electronic Resources


USC Libraries Search is comprehensive and locates print and digital materials available in USC Libraries and subscription databases.


Proquest Theses and Dissertations. Index goes back to 1861. Text of theses available in full since the mid-1990s.

WorldCat A union catalog of books and other materials in many languages located in libraries worldwide.

Eighteenth Century Collection Online (ECCO). Nearly 150,000 English-language titles and editions published between 1701 and 1800. The majority of the works were printed in England, Scotland, Ireland and the United States but there are also printings from Eastern Europe and other areas.

JSTOR. Scholarly journals in full text, including Slavic titles published in the U.S.

Literature Resources Center. Very good, often scholarly, biographical essays on major writers, also from Eastern Europe. Includes several hundred volumes of the Dictionary of Literary Biography.

Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA) 1969-. Index to scholarly articles on linguistics and language behavior.

MLA International Bibliography New York: Modern Language Association of America, 1921- . Index to scholarly articles in literature, linguistics and folklore from journals, books, and collections.


Beyond USC

The European Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies (EBSEES) - 1991-2007 indexes books, journal articles, articles, reviews and dissertations from Eastern Europe (former countries of Eastern Bloc) which were published in Belgium, Germany, Finland, France, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Austria and Switzerland from 1991 to 2007. The Bibliography contains about 85,000 records.