Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REES): Home

Guide to research about Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia.

What Do You Need to Do?

Librarians Can Help You...

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. 

SES Subject Guides


This research guide is designed for faculty and students doing advanced research in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies.  

Europe and Central Asia Region

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The guide highlights important reference sources, databases, free websites on aspects of REES, and links to tutorials and other tools for managing the complex process of academic research. Use the tabs above to navigate among the resources in this guide. 

International Collections Department, 519 (Watson Library)

The Slavic and Eurasian Studies department is located in the International Area Studies unit in Watson Library on Level 5  East.  Please feel free to walk in and meet with our librarians or set up an appointment for a consultation.  


Slavic and Eurasian Studies Department

Image:  International Area Studies (IAS) Department in Watson Library, University of Kansas

Jon Giullian

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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

Geoff Husic

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Geoff Husic
Slavic, Linguistics, and Near East Studies Librarian

Room 519 Watson Library
University of Kansas
1425 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045-7544
Voice 785-864-3957
FAX 785-864-3850