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Welcome to the Research Guide to Slavic Folklore! This guide is designed to help students with research about Slavic Folklore, and more specifically, the research assignment for the course.  Another purpose of the assignment is to teach students information management. When you complete the exercise, you will: (1) Know more about the library and its resources, human and material; (2) Better understand how to locate needed materials in a variety of formats; and (3) Be able to evaluate and choose the best materials. The research exercise consists of three components: an internet research tutorial, library sessions with accompanying worksheets, and a research assignment. For more help, contact Jon Giullian. Happy Researching! (Image: Ivan Tsarevich and the Firebird; in the public domain.)

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Jon Giullian
International Collections
Watson Library - Level 5 East
University of Kansas
1425 Jayhawk Blvd, Rm 519
Lawrence, KS 66045
(785) 864-8854

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Have a general question for library staff? Contact us by chat, phone, email, text, or at a Research Help desk. For questions related to Slavic and Eurasian studies, email Jon Giullian ( or Geoff Husic (

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Focus a Topic: Review your assignment guidelines, textbook(s), and encyclopedias to explore ideas. For a list of encyclopedias, see the Reference tab. Consult with your professor and/or librarian to refine your topic and develop a focused research question. 

Choose a Database and Search for Sources: Use the Articles & Databases tab.

Find a Book: Use the Books tab.

Cite Your Sources: Use the Cite Sources tab.

Determine Whether Sources Are Credible: Use the Evaluate Sources tab.