Skip to main content
Stony Brook University Stony Brook University Libraries
About Us | My Library Account | Suggestion Box

Russian and Slavic Studies: Home


Welcome to the Stony Brook Libraries subject guide for Russian and Slavic Studies! Please use the tabs above to find books, articles, news items, internet resources and more. If you have any questions or comments about this guide you can contact me directly or use our Ask-A-Librarian service.

Related Subject Guides

Off-Campus Access

Use your NetID and password to access library resources when off-campus.


Slavic Cataloging Manual (Rules and Practices unique to Slavic languages transliteration and cataloging).  

Library of Congress Transliteration Tables for Cyrillic Alphabets

News Sources

Integrum (in Russian)

Itar-Tass news agency (in Russian and English)

Friends and Partners (Born in 1994, one of the first Internet services developed jointly by citizens of the United States and Russia to promote better understanding and partnership between the two countries).

Pravda  (English ed.)

Russia News Service (constantly updated news and information about Russia).

Get Help

Kate Kasten
North Reading Room, NS2-C
Frank Melville Jr. Memorial Library
Stony Brook University
Social:Twitter Page

What is Open Access?

In terms of scholarly literature, "open access" applies to "digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions"(Suber). What it means to academia and research is that the primary barrier to access, price, is removed from the equation, allowing free access to peer-reviewed, scholarly works, books, and just about any other electronic print material with the designation.

Open Access works fall under two main publishing categories:

Green Open Access
Free online access to peer-reviewed materials provided by the author (self archived, or published in an institutional repository).

Gold Open Access
Free online access provided by the journal itself, whether the journal is subscription-based, APC (article processing charge)-based, or subsidized. Open access journals can be searchable within a digital publisher's collection. For example, EBSCO allows the user to limit searching to open access journals.

Visit Scholarly Communication & Open Access to learn more about Open Access, Scholarly Communication, and the services and resources we offer at SBU Libraries.

MIT has a great FAQ of popular questions regarding open access if you want to learn more about the basics of OA.