Russian Research Guide

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  • Databases
  • Reference
  • Primary Sources
  • Web
  • New Titles
Start with these recommended freely available resources in this discipline.
Use these encyclopedias and reference works to get started on a topic.
  • Cambridge Companions
    Surveys of authors, literary history, culture, and philosophy, all written by scholars. Relevant titles include: The Cambridge Companion to Modern Russian Culture, The Cambridge Companion to Chekhov, The Cambridge Companion to Dostoevskii
  • Cambridge Histories
    Provides political, economic and social history, philosophy and literature of selected countries and subjects. Relevant titles include: The Cambridge History of Russia
  • Oxford Dictionaries
    English to non-English translations (and vice versa), phrases, some grammar, and more.
Check out these resources first (also see the Primary Sources research guide).
  • Stalin Digital Archive
    Primary source materials from Stalin's personal papers and monographs on communism. Includes Russian State Archive of Social and Political History documents and the Annals of Communism series.
  • Eastern European and Slavic Studies Collection
    Primary and secondary materials relating to the study of this region including its history, literature, language, political science and more, via University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries. Collections of note include Russian political and satirical journals, and the Pushkin Collection.
Start with these recommended freely available resources in this discipline.

The dilemmas of Lenin : terrorism, war, empire, love, revolution (Ali, Tariq, author.) Frost Library; DK254.L4 A719 2017

October : the story of the Russian Revolution (Miéville, China, author.) Frost Library; DK265 .M475 2017

The truth of the Russian Revolution : the memoirs of the Tsar's Chief of Security and his wife (Globachev, K. I. (Konstantin Ivanovich), author.) Frost Library; DK265.7.G56 A3 2017

Revolutionary Russia : a history in documents (Weinberg, Robert.) Frost Library; DK266.A3 W45 2011

The personality cult of Stalin in Soviet posters, 1929-1953 (Pisch, Anita, author.) Frost Library; DK269.5 .P57 2016

A Soviet journey : a critical annotated edition (La Guma, Alex, author.) Frost Library; DK29 .L33 2017

Sobranie sochineniĭ (Gorbachev, Mikhail Sergeevich, 1931- author. Горбачев, Михаил Сергеевич, 1931) Frost Library; DK290.3.G67 A2 2008

From empire to Eurasia : politics, scholarship, and ideology in Russian Eurasianism, 1920s-1930s (Glebov, Sergeĭ, author.) Frost Library; DK49 .G55 2017

Ukraine in the crossfire (De Ploeg, Chris Kaspar, 1994- author.) Frost Library; DK508.848 .D43 2017

The Ukrainian and Russian notebooks (Igort, 1958-, author, artist.) Frost Library; DK511.C37 I364 2016

Frustrated democracy in post-Soviet Azerbaijan (Altstadt, Audrey L., 1953-, author.) Frost Library; DK697.68 .A48 2017

Beyond the Amur : frontier encounters between China and Russia, 1850-1930 (Zatsepine, Victor, author.) Frost Library; DK771.A3 Z36 2017

I saw her that night (Jančar, Drago, author.) Frost Library; PG1919.2.A54 T613 2016

Twentieth-century Russian poetry : reinventing the canon Frost Library; PG3056 .T84 2017

The Moscow eccentric (Bely, Andrey, 1880-1934 author. Белый, Андрей, 1880-1934, author.) Frost Library; PG3453.B84 M6213 2016

Gulag letters (Formakov, Arseniĭ, author.) Frost Library; PG3476.F645 Z48 2017

Rapture : a novel (Iliazd, 1894-1975, author.) Frost Library; PG3476.I45 V6713 2017

Brodsky among us : a memoir (Proffer Teasley, Ellendea, 1944- author.) Frost Library; PG3479.4.R64 Z846 2017

Album for the young (and old) (Pavlova, Vera (Vera Anatolʹevna) author.) Frost Library; PG3485.A875 A2 2017

Forefather's eve (Mickiewicz, Adam, 1798-1855, author.) Frost Library; PG7158.M5 D723 2016