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  • UMass/Five College Online Catalog
    Find books, journals, and media collections held by UMass Libraries and the Five Colleges.
  • WorldCat
    Search the combined catalog of most North American and many world libraries.


  • UMass Interlibrary Loan
    Borrow books from libraries outside of the Five Colleges or request copies of articles and materials from any library.
  • RefWorks
    A citation management service for storing and formatting bibliographic references.
  • Slavic & East European Studies
    The interdisciplinary program in Slavic and East European Studies at UMASS

Languages and Language Instruction

  • Omniglot
    An online encyclopedia of languages. This page groups languages by family and provides an A-Z search.
  • Russia Today, Learn Russian
    Teach yourself Russian!
  • Russian Language
    Omniglot's Russian page, containing alphabets and scripts, sample translations and recordings, and links to websites to learn Russian.
  • Slavic Language Dictionaries
    Hosted by, This page contains a listing of dictionaries. [A good number of the links are broken, but there are still many useful resources.]



  • Academic OneFile
    A large, interdisciplinary collection of scholarly, professional and trade journal articles, 1980-present.
  • Academic Search Premier
    Citations, abstracts and full-text articles from scholarly and general-interest periodicals relating to social sciences, humanities, education, physical, and biological sciences. Covers 1975 to present.
  • Historical Abstracts
    Citations and abstracts for journal articles, books and dissertations on world history from 1450 to present. Coverage from 1954-present.
  • Kanopy Films
    Streaming video of films on many aspects of literature.
  • MLA International Bibliography
    An index to journal articles and other scholarly literature on literature, literary theory and criticism, and linguistics. Coverage from 1920’s-present.
  • PAIS International
    Public and social policy literature in political science, international relations, social sciences. Articles, government documents, reports, 1915-present.


  • EIU Country Reports Online
    The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) provides forecasting and advisory services such as monthly country reports, five-year country economic forecasts, country risk service reports, and industry reports.
  • Encyclopedia of Russian History
    1,500 entries by experts on all aspects of Russian history, including important biographical figures, geographical areas, ethnographic groups, cultural landmarks, military campaigns, and social issues. (not sure if this is an online resource or a book - that's the book description.)
  • Europa World Year Book
    Economic, political and geographic background information and statistical data by country, with directory contact details and a comprehensive listing of more than 2,000 international organizations. (this describes Europa World Plus, the online resource from Routlege.)
  • Literature Resource Center
    Full-text articles from scholarly journals and literary magazines are combined with critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, biographies, and more to provide a wealth of information on authors, their works, and literary movements.


  • Chronology of Russian History
    An online resource from the Bucknell University Russian Studies Program.
  • FEEFHS Map Library
    The Federation of East European Family History Societies maintains a small digitized collection of historical maps of Central and Eastern Europe.
  • Russian & East European Studies Virtual Library
    Designed to help users identify high quality web content that is located in or focuses on the region stretching from Bohemia to Central Asia.
  • Russian Philosophy on the Intelnet
    Contains introductory information on 19th and 20th century Russian philosophy.
  • Inkternational News Link
    Links to newspapers and news sources from all over the world. Includes a large number of Eastern European sources. Some have an option to be viewed in English.
  • Russia Religion News
    Searchable online database of selected translated articles on religion in the former Soviet Union from 1996 to the present.
  • EurasiaNet
    Information and analysis about political, economic, environmental and social developments in Central Asia and the Caucasus, Russia, the Middle East, and Southwest Asia.
  • Russian Painting
    Rollins College's website devoted to the history of Russian painting. Covers early iconography to contemporary art.
  • Images of Russia and Caucasus Region 1929-1933
    Digital collection of photographs of Russia and the Caucasus region by William O. Field in the late 1920s and early 1930s.
    Searchable website dedicated to the study and preservation of Soviet literature.
  • Yiddish Book Center
    A Hampshire College center that preserves, translates and disseminates Yiddish books, providing educational programs to broaden understanding of modern Jewish identity.

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Revised by Ellen Kaye (Fall 2015)

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