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Slavic Studies Databases

News: The contents of the Slavic Humanities Index are now included in EBSCO Discovery.
Historical Abstracts is also included in EBSCO Discovery

Selected Primary Sources

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World History in Context

Election Ephemera Collections - 2010-2014 elections & events Ukraine, Russia, and Belarus. Includes a comprehensive collection of ephemera and primary source material from the Euromaidan protests.

EuroDocs: Online Sources for European History

European History Primary Sources

Alexander Yakovlev Foundation
- Site Archived June 2018

Seventeen Moments in Soviet History​

Current Digest of the Russian Press 


Targeting History and Memory- The ICTY and the investigation, reconstruction and prosecution of crimes against cultural and religious heritage.


National Library Catalogues & National Bibliographies

Preserving Web Documents

Ukrainian-Canadian Content: The University of Alberta Library have begun to add Ukrainian-Canadian content to the Internet Archive. Here is the list of sites that we are working on so far:

Ukraine Conflict 2014-2015: Internet Archive is working with library partners to preserve free online web content of the crisis
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Language Dictionaries

Find dictionaries on the shelf in these call number ranges, Rutherford Library North 5th floor:

  • Russian: PG 2640 
  • Ukrainian: PG 3891
  • Polish: PG 6640

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Cyrillic Scripts & Transliteration

Cyrillic scripts are transliterated in the library's catalogue using the ALA-LC Romanization Tables.
This is a North American standard.

Many academic sources use the International Standard.
ISO Standards for Writing and Translation:
- OA Access in Wikipedia
- Check ISO Standards Database for most current versions

Eesti Keele Instituut provides tables listing multiple transliteration systems
- scroll down to find the table for your language transliterates for you using the International system of transliteration transliterates for you. Offers 3 transliteration systems, including ALA-LC (select using drop-down menu) 

Descriptions in OCLC WorldCat can be either ALA-LC or ISO, because WorldCat includes library catalogue records from all over the world.