Slavic Languages and Literatures (SLAV 740): Books

A Subject Guide for Graduate-level Research


Books: Finding and Using Books at KU Libraries and Beyond

KULibrary Catalog

Library Catalog search tips

Search Tips


  • Enter words in any order
  • Use quotes to search phrases: "central asia"
  • Use ? to truncate: ukrain?

AND, OR, NOT (Boolean operators)

  • Combine terms: puskhkin AND lermontov 
  • Use NOT judicioulsly so you don't exclude relevant content
  • Use parentheses: (poland or polish) AND cinema


  • Last name first: platonov, andrei 
  • Spaces in initials: turgenev, i s
  • Include periods in acronyms:  U.S.S.R

Title, Journal Title 

  • Omit initial articles (a, an, the...)

Subject Headings 

  • Omit punctuation
  • Search Limits do NOT apply 


Can't find it at KU?

Can't find it at KU? Search WorldCat, then borrow via Interlibrary Loan.

Search HathiTrust

Google Books

Foreign Library Catalogs

Interlibrary Loan - Tutorial

Interlibrary Loan

E-books and Ebrary (examples)



Use Ebrary to search for e-books about Slavic cultures, languages, linguistics, literatures, and more.


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Dissertations & Theses