Research Guide: Russian Literature Seminar E471

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Academic Search Premier

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1975--current | Some full text | More info



OCLC index of articles from the contents pages of journals. Indexes some 16,000 journals from all disciplines. (From OCLC FirstSearch)

1990--current | Citations only


ECO Electronic Collections Online

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1995--current | Some full text


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1800s--current | Some full text


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Reference Books


Dictionary of Russian Literature. Harkins, William E. Greenwood, 1956.

R891.703 H28


Dostoevsky Encyclopedia. Lantz, Kenneth. Greenwood, 2004.

R891.73 D72ylk


Encyclopedia of Russian History. Millar, James R. ed. Macmillan, 2004.

R947.003 E56 | 3vols.


Handbook of Russian Literature. Terras, Victor. Yale University Press, 1985.

R891.7 H23


Reference Guide to Russian Literature. Cornell, Neil, ed. Fitzroy Dearborn, 1998.
R891.7 R33


Russian Literature in the Age of Pushkin and Gogol: Prose. Dictionary of Literary Biography. Gale, 1999.

R813.03 A51 V.198


Russian Literature in the Age of Realism. Dictionary of Literary Biography. Gale, 2003.

R813.03 A51 V.277


Russian Novelists in the Age of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky. Dictionary of Literary Biography. Gale, 2001.

R813.03 A51 V.238


Russian Women Writers. Tomei, Christine. Garland, 1999.

891.708 R96 | 2 vols.


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Recommended Web sites


19th century Russian literature
Links to sources for Professor Elizabeth Beaujour's Russian Literature course at Hunter College. Includes material from the typical Russian giants of literature and some potentially useful background material on the various authors. Online full text versions of many of the authors' works are included.


From the Ends to the Beginning

From Northwestern University an alphabetical, bilingual anthology of Russian poets, along with biographical timelines, bibliographies, and external links.


Google Art Project

Sign in with your gmail ID. Search the museums provided here by artist or by category. Create your own gallery that can be viewed as a slide show. Link to your gallery in your Power Point presentation.


Google Scholar 

Google Scholar provides a simple way to search for scholarly literature. When accessing this database through the link provided here you will find free connections to the pay for view materials that are located in our subscription sources.  Just click on "Find Full Text @SMU."

Some full text, some pay for view


Library of Congress--The Empire That Was Russia

Photographs from the Library of Congress





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