Where and how you search for information on your topic will depend on what your topic is! Basic starting places for most topics are on this page, but be sure to check out the tab above that most closely matches the area you're studying.
Provides information on East-Central Europe and the former Soviet Union. Subjects include: anthropology, culture & the arts, economics, education, and geography. Sources indexed include journals, books, dissertations, online resources and selected government publications from the U.S. and Canada.
This is one of the most comprehensive databases for literary studies. One great trick is to put the name of a poem, story, book, or author's name into one search box and then select "Subject Heading (All)" from the drop-down box that normally says "All fields." All the resulting articles will then be about that poem, story, book, or author.
A Web site linking to current news briefs and reviews of national and regional news sources. It also includes the National Electronic Library, an electronic archive of Russian media. Available only in Russian.
General reference and resource discovery tool that provides access to hundreds of subject encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographical information, images, bibliographies, and links to journal articles, books, and online sources.
Searches the indexes of our library's print reference books. When you find an entry you'd like to read, put the title of the reference work into Catalyst to find the book's location in the Reference Collection.
A consortium of North American universities, colleges, and independent research libraries. The collection contains over 5 million items in many languages and subjects, including foreign newspapers, dissertations, and microfilm. Materials may be borrowed through Interlibrary Loan.