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Russian and East European Area Studies (REES): Getting Started

Guide to library provision for Slavonic, Russian, Central and East European history and social sciences

Purpose of this guide

This guide is intended for students and researchers studying the history and social sciences of the Former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe  at the University of Oxford, although students and researchers from any field may find it useful.

Use this guide to find out about books and online resources for the history and social sciences of the Former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe , including ebooks, ejournals and bibliographic databases.

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LibGuide to Russian and East European Social Sciences and History (REES)

The Bodleian collections relating to the history and social sciences of the Former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe are the third largest in the UK. General reference works and some history sources can be found on the open shelves of the Taylorian Slavonic reading room, while books, journals and reading list materials relating to Russian and East European politics, economics and statistics are housed in the SSL (Social Sciences Library). There is also a growing collection of electronic resources, including several databases from EastView, Integrum and CEEOL.

Use the tabs above to find out more about specific online resources.

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Guide: Remote Access

There are three methods of accessing subscription resources off campus:

  1. Departmental Server. Members of the Department can use all e-resources via the terminal server.
  2. VPN (Virtual Private Network). Register with OUCS to log on to the network via VPN. Once logged on you can access all e-resources as if you were on campus.
  3. Single Sign On. Sign on to SOLO or your University email and your browser retains the sign on. This allows you to access most e-resources as if you were on campus. 
For further information see the Bodleian Libraries remote access guide.
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