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Russian and Slavic Studies: Home

Fall 2020 Library Operations

Please consult the Fall 2020 Library Operations Guide for up-to-date information.


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.

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Off-Campus Access

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


Slavic Cataloging Manual (The Slavic Cataloging Manual (SCM) brings together rules and practices pertinent to the cataloging of materials in Slavic languages).  

ALA-LC romanization tables : transliteration schemes for non-Roman scripts / approved by the Library of Congress and the American Library Association ; tables compiled and edited by Randall K. Barry

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).

What is Open Access?

Open access is free, unrestricted online access to scholarly articles. What it means to academia and research is that cost and access restrictions are 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 @ SBU

On February 6, 2017, University Senate adopted an Open Access Policy.  Visit Open Access @ SBU to see the SBU Open Access Policy, deposit your work, request a waiver and more!


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.

SBU Open Access Policy