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Key databases for Russian and Slavonic Studies

If you need to find journal articles about a subject that you are researching or studying, it is important to search journal databases. Type your topic into the search screen of the database to obtain a list of relevant journal articles, and remember to look at help screens or Library guides to make the most of what is on offer.

Below is a list of journal databases which are most often used in Russian and Slavonic Studies. You can also see a complete list of databases for Russian and Slavonic Studies available from the Library.

Film Index International

Search for journal articles in film and cinema. Updated twice a year.

Guide to using Film Index International


An excellent source of news information, including international newspapers, trade publications and company information. All articles are available in full text. It is easy to use but remember to narrow down your search by limiting the dates or by choosing a specific set of newspapers. For example you can choose to search across all English language newspapers, or just UK national newspapers. Updated daily.

Guide to using Nexis

Web of Science

Search for journal articles using three databases; Science Citation Index, Social Science Citation Index and Arts and Humanities Citation Index. A current awareness service provides citation alerts for newly added journal articles. Each database is updated weekly.

Guide to using Web of Science

Zhurnal'nyi zal.

Gateway to Russian online literary journals. Includes full text of current and back issues of many major Russian periodicals, such as Novyi mir, Oktiabr', Neva, Zvezda, etc.