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Russian-language resources in the circulating collections

The general circulating collections of the Marriott Library include over 9000 titles in Russian:  

  • plays, essays, poems, short stories, novels
  • literary history, biography and criticism
  • history and culture of the Russian-speaking world
  • many other subject areas
  • children's books

Once you have done a search in our catalog, one of the facets on the right side of the screen is Language.  If you click on Russian, most of your results should be in that language, but titles translated from Russian (into English, for example) will also show up.  Please feel free to contact me if you aren't able to find what you're looking for.

Call numbers for literature, history and culture

Browsing the shelves of a library can lead to serendipitous discoveries.  But even with browsing it can help to have an idea of where particular subjects are located.  The following lists will give the browsers among you a place to start.

Books on Russian as a language (philology, grammar, syntax, dictionaries) will be found in compact shelving on the east side of Level 1, between the call numbers PG2001 and PG2752, with most Russian-English dictionaries at PG2640.

Russian literature and the literature of the larger Russian-speaking world will be found between the call numbers PG2900 and PG3698, as follows:

Russia PG2900-PG3505

Other countries in Europe PG3520

United States and Canada PG3525-PG3549

(You can explore this in much greater detail at http://www.loc.gov/aba/publications/FreeLCC/PB-PH-text.pdf between pages 209 and 214 for the language, and between pages 218 and 587 for the literature.)

The corresponding call numbers for the history and culture of these countries are found on the east side of Level 2:

Russia, the former Soviet Union, Russian Federation DK1-DK293 and DK510-DK651

Baltic States (treated collectively) DK502.3-DK502.75

Estonia DK503

Latvia DK504

Lithuania DK505

Belarus DK507

Ukraine DK508

Moldova DK509

Georgia DK670-DK679.5

Armenia DK680-DK689.5

Azerbaijan DK690-DK699.5

​Siberia DK751-DK781

Kazakhstan DK901-DK909.5

Kyrgyzstan DK911-DK919-5

Tajikistan DK921-DK929.5

Turkmenistan DK931-DK939.5

Uzbekistan DK941-DK949.5

(As above, you can explore this in much greater detail at http://www.loc.gov/aba/publications/FreeLCC/D-DR-text.pdf starting on page 474.)

Children's books

To find children's books in Russian in our catalog:

  • do a subject search (from the Advanced Search page) for "Russian language materials" -- be sure to include the quotation marks
  • narrow your results using the Collection facet, on the right side of the screen when looking at search results in the catalog:  clicking on Juvenile Collection (or Marriott Reserve) will restrict the display to items in that collection, both of which are found on Level 3
  • to see only the bilingual books, add "bilingual" to your search ("Russian language materials bilingual")
  • you can also consult the spreadsheet below, keeping in mind that results in the catalog will always be more up to date

For assistance

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Robert Behra
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Collections and Scholarly Communication
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The University of Utah
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