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Russian literary resources: a reference companion

Russian literary resources: a reference companion Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to outline the aims, purposes and contents of the various reference guides to Russian literature. Design/methodology/approach – It features a highly detailed classified arrangement with sections organized by type of research source (guides, bibliography of bibliography, bibliographies, periodicals, periodical indexes, online journals, electronic texts, literary subject sites). Findings – The past two decades have witnessed a veritable explosion in the publication of reference works in the field of Russian literary studies. The availability to the student and scholar alike of an array of fundamental reference works demonstrates the mature state of scholarship now being achieved in the field of Russian literature and in the broader area of Slavic and East European Studies. Practical implications – This annotated reference companion provides guidance in the selection and use of reference works. Originality/value – The present work is an attempt to provide some bibliographic guidance to the researcher who wants to identify and use research tools for studying Russian literature. It is an attempt to get a measure of bibliographic control over this literary field. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Library Review Emerald Publishing

Russian literary resources: a reference companion

Library Review , Volume 57 (4): 10 – Apr 18, 2008

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0024-2535
DOI
10.1108/00242530810868742
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to outline the aims, purposes and contents of the various reference guides to Russian literature. Design/methodology/approach – It features a highly detailed classified arrangement with sections organized by type of research source (guides, bibliography of bibliography, bibliographies, periodicals, periodical indexes, online journals, electronic texts, literary subject sites). Findings – The past two decades have witnessed a veritable explosion in the publication of reference works in the field of Russian literary studies. The availability to the student and scholar alike of an array of fundamental reference works demonstrates the mature state of scholarship now being achieved in the field of Russian literature and in the broader area of Slavic and East European Studies. Practical implications – This annotated reference companion provides guidance in the selection and use of reference works. Originality/value – The present work is an attempt to provide some bibliographic guidance to the researcher who wants to identify and use research tools for studying Russian literature. It is an attempt to get a measure of bibliographic control over this literary field.

Journal

Library ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: Apr 18, 2008

Keywords: Literature; Russia; Bibliographies

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