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Databases for Finding Articles and Books

ZSR Homepage Search
While it doesn't include everything ZSR offers, this is a good place to start. Try limiting your research to scholarly journals.

PAIS International
Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
Two in-depth databases for politics and public affairs

MLA International Bibliography
Literary criticism

Film and Television Literature Index


Sociological Abstracts

Military & Government Collection
Military and general interest publications. The target audience is members of the U.S. military. This database is less scholarly than most of the others.

All library databases by subject.

ZSR Library Catalog
Best source for books. Add "personal narratives" to your search to specifically target memoirs, etc.

Sites Recommended by Dr. Clark

Finding Newspaper Articles

For today's news...
World Newspapers
A website that lists free, online, English-language newspapers sorted by country. Use to find newspapers from Russia, Ukraine, or another country of interest.

For news from a particular date...
Nexis Uni
ZSR Library Newspaper Search
Both of these are broadcast searches that will search US-based and international sources.

Search Tips

Watch out for variant spellings (or variant transliterations) of names of people, places etc.

Examples: Kiev/Kyiv, Saint Petersburg/Leningrad

Use a * to cut off a word at its stem, e.g. chech* will retrieve Chechnya, Chechnia, Chechen, Chechens, etc.

In the library catalog, personal names have an official transliteration determined by the Library of Congress. Once you find one article about your person, you can use the author and/or subject links to find all the others.
Putin is Putin, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1952-

If you can't use a star to search for spelling variants, use OR
"Saint Petersburg" or "Leningrad"

Subject Guide

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