Russian/Soviet Primary Source Research in Your PJ’s

Fri, May 22, 2020, 10:00 am to 10:30 am
Princeton University Library

Russian/Soviet Primary Source Research in Your PJ’s: Remote Electronic Access to Primary Sources for Students and Scholars of Russian and Soviet History and Culture

Presented by Slavic East European and Eurasian Studies Librarian Thomas Keenan and Special Collections Assistant Anna Meerson.

This webinar will go over some of the networked electronic resources listed in PUL’s Russian and Soviet History and Russian Literature Research Guides, resources that allow researchers to work with primary sources related to Russian and Soviet history and culture remotely. The session will look at licensed databases and resources that require Princeton researchers to authenticate using their NetID and password, open or freely-available resources, and resources produced by the Library’s own collecting and digitization efforts. Special attention will be paid to newspapers, journals, and magazines; published collections of historical documents; online editions of belletristic texts; and artifacts of visual culture such as posters and illustrated periodicals. At the end we will offer a brief peek at the curatorial selection process for the Russian component of an exhibition on 20th-century caricature in the planning for spring 2022.

Co-sponsored by the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, the Program in Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, and the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning. This event is part of the Virtual Research Resources Series

A Zoom link will be shared after registration.

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Related LibGuide: Russian & Soviet History by Thomas Keenan




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