Electronic Libraries

This is a collection of links to electronic libraries and online books. It is a work in progress, and any suggestions for content will be gratefully received by the editors. Contact them here.

Anyone searching for specific topics or texts should also consider approaching their local Slavic librarian. For a list of specialist librarians in our field, see the International Directory of Librarians and Library Specialists in the Slavic and East European Field.

Individual Online Sources

Electronic Libraries

Electronic Manuscript Libraries

Corpora

Collections of Historical Sources

Journals


Individual Online Sources:

Pskov 3rd Chronicle, in English translation by David Savignac.

Fedorov Primer (Azbuka, L’viv: Ivan Fedorov, 1574). Go to http://catalogue.bl.uk, search for Fedorov Primer, click the first entry, and in the section ‘I want this’ click Digital Item Go.

 

Electronic Libraries:

This section contains links to collections of digitized versions of both modern books and manuscripts.

Electronic Library of Ukraine

Fundamental Electronic Library (Russian Literature and Folklore)

Polish National Library

Pushkinskii Dom

Russian State Library

Russian National Library

H-Russia's OCR Bookshelf - digitised, searcheable editions of major publications of sources on Russian history, such as the Complete Collection of Laws of the Russian Empire

 

Electronic Manuscript Libraries:

This section contains links to collections of digitized manuscripts.

Pontifical Oriental Institute The Pontifical Institute holds 54 Old Church Slavonic Religious Manuscripts.

Church Slavonic Books in Sweden: Gothenburg and Skara A catalogue of the Church Slavonic works held in Sweden.

Rukopisnye pamyatniki Drevney Rusi

Titus - Database on Historical Slavonic Texts.

Manuscript - Slavonic Written Heritage - early Slavonic texts, including Glagolitic texts.

Litopisi - Slavonic Chronicles.

Biblioteka Frontistesa - Early Slavonic Texts from across South Eastern and Eastern Europe, in particular religious texts.

The Slavonic Antiquity

Obshtezhitie - Web Portal for the Study of Cyrillic and Glagolitic Manuscripts and Early Printed Books.

Kodeks - Old Church Slavonic, Old Russian, Slavic Scripts and Fonts for Slavists; Cultural History of Slavic Countries and Peoples, Southeastern Europe and the Balkans (University of Bamberg).

Versiones Slavonicae - Catalogue of medieval Slavonic translations and their Greek sources

Zograf Electronic Research Library - pre-modern Bulgarian manuscripts

 

Corpora

Parallel Corpus of the Tale of Igor’s Campaign

Corpus of Old Slavic Texts from the XIth Century

Corpus Cyrillo-Methodianum Helsingiense - An Electronic Corpus of Old Church Slavonic Texts

RRuDi – A Russian Diachronic Online Corpus

Parallel Text Bible in Old Church Slavonic, Greek, Hebrew, Latin and Modern Russian

Parallel Text Bible in Old Church Slavonic and Other Languages

SKAT - St. Petersburg corpus of hagiographic texts

TITUS - Corpora in Old Church Slavonic and other pre-Modern Slavic languages

 

Collections of Historical Sources

This section contains links to collections of historical texts.

History Faculty of Moscow State University This page collects together sources on Russian History pre-1700.

Vostochnaia Literatura A huge collection of medieval sources.

Drevnerusskie berestianye gramoty Scans and transcriptions of Medieval Russian birchbark documents.

 

Journals

This section contains links to journals focused on Early Slavic Studies.

Russia mediaevalis

Paleoslavica - International Journal for the Study of Slavic Medieval Literature, History, Language and Ethnology

Drevnyaya Rus'. Voprosy medievistiki

Open access. Most articles are in published in Russian

Vivliofika: E-Journal of Eighteenth-Century Russian Studies

Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas