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Databases

JSTOR Restricted Resource Resource is highly recommended
Digital repository of complete full-text backfiles of several hundred scholarly journals in the Arts & Sciences, Health & General Sciences, and Ecology & Botany, except for the most recent two to five years.
MLA International Bibliography Restricted Resource
1926-present. Online database indexing scholarship on literature, language, linguistics, and folklore.
Project MUSE Restricted Resource
Access to the full text of approximately 350 scholarly electronic journals in the arts & humanities, social sciences, and mathematics.
American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies Restricted Resource
1939-present. Provides information on East-Central Europe and the former Soviet Union, produced by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. ABSEES is also available in print (Z2483.A65).
European Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies
1991-present. Provides citations for Slavic and East European studies published in Europe, with geographic coverage of East-Central and Eastern Europe as well as Russia and the former Soviet Union/Commonwealth of Independent States. 1975-1995 also available in print (Z2483.E94).
ATLA Religion Database Restricted Resource
1949-present. Covers religious and theological scholarship in over a thousand international journals and 14,000 multi-author works.
Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts Restricted Resource
Subjects covered include the nature, use, and teaching of language as well as linguistics, phonetics, speech, communication, sociolinguistics, philosophy of language, hearing and speech physiology, and related topics.
Philosopher's Index Restricted Resource
1940-present. Indexes books and journals in all areas of philosophy, including aesthetics, bioethics, epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, social & political philosophy, and the philosophy of education, history, language, law, religion, and science.
RILM: Abstracts of Music Literature Restricted Resource
1967-present. Comprehensive database to scholarly literature on music. Indexes articles, bibliographies, books, catalogues, conference proceedings, critical commentaries to complete works, dissertations, electronic resources, ethnographic recordings and videos, festschriften, iconographies, reviews, and more. Particularly strong for classical music. For popular music publications, see Academic Search Premier.
Historical Abstracts with Full Text Restricted Resource
Covers world history after 1450, excluding the U.S. and Canada. Includes articles from over 2,000 journals, books, collections, and dissertations and offers full-text access to many resources.
Film & Television Literature Index Restricted Resource
Covers film and television theory, preservation and restoration, writing, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews. Includes full text of more than 90 journals and indexing for more than 600 publications.

Library Catalogs

Grinnell College Libraries
Books, media, Web sites, databases, art work, and more.
WorldCat Restricted Resource
Before 1000 BCE to the present. Catalog of millions of books, web resources, and other materials held in libraries worldwide, maintained by the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC). The best way to identify resources beyond Grinnell College's collections.

News

Access World News Research Collection Restricted Resource Resource is highly recommended Resource contains newspapers
1978-present. Online resource that provides full-text information from nearly 4,000 United States and international newspapers, news services, magazines, blogs, transcripts, and more.
Ethnic NewsWatch Restricted Resource Resource contains newspapers
Full text of newspapers published by U.S. ethnic communities including African American, Arabic, Asian, Filipino, Finnish, Greek, Hispanic, Italian, Jewish, Native American, Pacific Islander, Russian, and more.
GlobalPost Resource contains images Resource contains video Resource contains audio
GlobalPost presents nonpartisan news stories on countries worldwide. Features color photographs, videos, and audio as well as text. Focus is on political and social issues.
ICON: International Newspaper Coalition Database
ICON provides information on newspapers published outside the United States. Administered by the Center for Research Libraries, it contains over 27,000 records from the CRL, Library of Congress, New York State Library, University of Washington, University of Illinois, and University of Connecticut.
Online Newspapers
Provides links to thousands of newspapers worldwide.
Pravda Digital Archive Restricted Resource Resource contains newspapers
Established in 1912, Pravda is the chief chronicle of Russian and Soviet history, from the beginnings of the Russian Revolution through World War II, the Cold War, the fall of the Soviet Union, and up to the present day. The archive contains PDFs of nearly every year of this primary resource. The full text of all articles can be searched in Cyrillic or Roman characters. Users should make sure they are using the current version of Adobe reader; Mac users should use the Safari browser to access this resource.
PressReader Restricted Resource Resource is highly recommended Resource contains newspapers
A comprehensive digital news resource offering over 5,000 newspapers and magazines from around the world. PressReader provides same-day full-content access to periodicals in over 60 languages.
Transitions Online (TOL)
Independent online news source from the Czech Republic, covers news, analysis, politics, and culture from central and eastern Europe and the Balkans. In English.

Images

Russian Posters Collection (1919-1989) - Duke University
This collection of Russian posters spans almost the entire history of the Soviet Union.

Reference Resources

Literary Encyclopedia Restricted Resource
Online encyclopedia that addresses literary works, writers, cultural movements, and historical events around the world, with interactive features that enable the user to place literature within its historical context.
Literature Resource Center (LRC) Restricted Resource
Provides the full text of biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses for authors of every age, nation, and literary discipline. Includes the MLA Bibliography which provides some links to full-text sources.
Oxford Reference Online Restricted Resource Resource is highly recommended
Fully integrated and cross-searchable collection of over 135 academic dictionaries providing short-entry content, as well as many of Oxford’s encyclopedias and companions and other scholarly works.
Grove Art Online Restricted Resource
Online art encyclopedia, covering all aspects of visual culture. Contains articles, bibliographies, learning resources, and searchable images made available through Oxford’s partnerships with museums, galleries, and other arts organizations. A version is also available in print at Burling reference.
Contemporary Authors Restricted Resource
Search authors by name, nation of origin, ethnicity, and time period at the Literature Resource Center, which provides full-text articles from scholarly journals and literary magazines, critical essays, work and topic overviews, biographies, and more.
Dictionary of Literary Biography Restricted Resource
(print and online-selective)Reference collection: PS 21 .D5x (volume no.) The last volume of the series includes a complete index. The online version is selective and available through Literature Resource Center. Includes volumes: Early modern Russian writers : late-seventeenth and eighteenth centuries v. 150 Russian Literature in the Age of Pushkin and Gogol. Prose v. 198; Poetry and Drama v. 205 Russian Literature in the Age of Realism v. 277 Russian Novelists in the Age of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky v. 238 Russian Prose Writers between the World Wars v. 272 Russian Prose Writers after World War II v.302 Russian Writers since 1980 v. 285 Russian Writers of the Silver Age, 1890-1925 v. 295 Twentieth-Century Russian Emigre Writers v. 317
Contemporary Literary Criticism Restricted Resource
Online access to a selection of Contemporary Literary Criticism volumes provided by the Literature Resource Center. Print volumes are held at Grinnell's Offsite Storage Facility and are available upon request.
Nineteenth Century Literature Criticism Restricted Resource
Provides excerpts from criticism of the works of novelists, poets, playwrights, short-story writers, philosophers, and other creative writers who died between 1800 and 1899. Online version is selective and accessed via Gale's Literature Resource Center. The library's print version is available upon request.
Oxford Music Online Restricted Resource
Look for Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians in the Reference Collection
Twentieth Century Literary Criticism Restricted Resource
The online edition is selective and available through Literature Resource Center. The print edition (185+ volumes) is in the reference collection: Ref. PN771 .G27

Web sites

Fun Russian Sites
With First-Year, Second-Year, and Third-Year levels, this site is handy for the Russian student looking to increase and expand their exposure to the language. Compiled and set-up by the Grinnell College Russian Department. 
San Diego State University Library: Russian and Slavic Sources
Includes the following categories: archival materials, journals, publishers, reference tools, WWW searching, and organizations. Some restricted material.

Style and Citation Guides

MLA Handbook, 8th. edition (2016)
Print Location: LB2369 .G53 2016
On permanent reserve at the circulation desk. A second copy is available on the 2nd floor and can be checked out.
Purdue University Online Writing Lab Style Guides: APA
APA (American Psychological Association) style is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences. This resource, revised according to the 6th edition, second printing of the APA manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page. For more information, please consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition, second printing.
RefWorks
Online research management, writing, and collaboration tool designed to help researchers at all levels easily gather, organize, store, and share all types of information and to instantly generate citations and bibliographies.
Assembling a List of Works Cited in Your Paper
Collection of links to guides for citation styles, prepared by the Duke University Libraries via Fisher College.
Purdue University Online Writing Lab Style Guides: MLA
MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities. This resource, updated to reflect the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th ed.) and the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing (3rd ed.), offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page.

Resources at Grinnell

Grinnell College Libraries: Library Lab
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Grinnell College Writing Lab
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