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LITR 485A – Russian Literature: Databases

Start Here – Literature Specific Databases

When searching databases, it's important to aim for efficient numbers of results (e.g. 200 or less). In order to achieve that, it's helpful to keep searching via trial and error until something sticks. Key limiters include:

  • Subject terms: see the thesaurus within individual databases
  • Language
  • Year published

*Important!* See the tabs Browse Works and Browse Authors and the top of the page and incorporate names and authors into searches using the subject term prefix DE. For example, a search about Tolstoy's use of gender in Anna Karenina: (DE "Tolstoy, Leo") AND DE gender. 

Especially helpful for book reviews and shorter literary criticisms. This database won't include each of the authors you've read about. But for some, especially Dostoevsky, there is a great overview page with links to specific reviews. 

Interdisciplinary Databases

Open Access Databases