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Slavic Studies: Key Slavic Resources

Library resources for Slavic Studies research

Key Slavic Resources

The purpose of this page is to provide undergraduate and beginning graduate students with essential Slavic Studies resources. See the subtabs above for resources specifically for Slavic Studies (history, politics, culture) or Slavic Languages and Literatures.

Finding Slavic Studies Books in Bobcat and WorldCat

BobCat follows the Library of Congress system of transliterating Cyrillic alphabets into Latin letters (see boxes to the left). Exceptions are some nineteenth-century personal names that follow widespread usage, such as Dostoyevsky (instead of Dostoevskii) and Tchaikovsky (instead of Chaikovskii).

     Bear in mind that many Slavic place names changed in the course of the 20th century. Look under

Russia [until 1917]

Soviet Union [1917-1991]

Russia (Federation) [1991-present]

Saint Petersburg 1701-1914
Petrograd 1914-1924
Leningrad 1924-1991
Saint Petersburg 1991-

Czechoslovakia [until 1993]
Czech Republic [1993-present]
Slovakia [pre 1918, 1939-1945, 1993-present]

General Encyclopedias


1. Bol'shaia entsiklopediia. 2006. 62 volumes. NYU Bobst ; 1st Floor Reference ; AE55 .B623 2006

2. Bol'shaia Rossiiskaia entsiklopediia. 2005  NYU Bobst ; 1st Floor Reference ; AE55 .B59 2004

3. Bol'shaia sovetskaia entsiklopdiia
        1st ed. (1926-1947) NYU Bobst ; Main Collection ; AE55 .B6 1926
        2nd ed. (1949-1958) NYU Bobst ; Main Collection ; AE55 .B6 1949
        3rd ed. (1969- )NYU Bobst ; Main Collection ; AE55 .B623
           The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (3rd ed. in English), 1973- NYU Bobst ; 1st Floor Reference ; AE55 .B62313 1973

4. Entsiklopedicheskii slovar'/Brokauz-Efron (1890-1907) NYU Bobst ; 1st Floor Reference AE55.E6 1990 (reprint)


Wielka encyklopedia NYU Bobst ; 1st Floor Reference ; PWN AE53 .W45 2001




Oxford Russian-English
     NYU Bobst ; 1st Floor Reference ; PG2640 .W5 2007
     (also Multitran dictionary)
Bolʹshoĭ akademicheskiĭ slovarʹ russkogo i͡azyka.
     NYU Bobst ; 1st Floor Reference ; PG2625 .B657 2004
Tolkovyi slovar' russkogo iazyka.
     NYU Bobst ; 1st Floor Reference ; PG2625.T6 1994
Tolkovyi slovar' zhivogo velikorusskogo iazyka (for folklore and 19th century Russian)
     NYU Bobst ; 1st Floor Reference ;  PG2625.D13 1989

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