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.
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
Biblioteka literatury Drevrei Rusi - all 15 volumes of the publication series "Библиотека литературы Древней Руси"
The Russian Primary Chronicle (Laurentian text), translated and edited by Samuel Hazzard Cross and Olgerd P. Sherbowitz-Wetzor. Fully digitized OCR edition, pdf-file.
Pskov 3rd Chronicle, in English translation by David Savignac.
Laurentian Codex 1377 - digitized edition of the Laurentian Codex of the Russian Primary chronicle.
Litopisi - East Slavonic Chronicles from 11-18 centuries in html-format
"Russia in the Reign of Aleksei Mikhailovich" - english translation of Grigorii Karpovich Kotoshikhin's text, edited by Marshall Poe. Open access.
"Посольские книги конца XV - начала XVIII вв." - a huge database of the records of the Muscovite Ambassadorial Chancery (Posol'skii Prikaz) in 15th–18th centuries, composed by Nikolai M. Rogozhin.
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.
Book of watermarks 17th–20th cc. (text in Russian only)
Sourcebook on Russian palaeography 11th–18th cc. (TOC in Russian only)
This section contains links to collections of digitized versions of both modern books and manuscripts.
Runivers.ru - A huge online collection of pre-revolutionary books on Russian history
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
Slovar’ knizhnikov i knizhnosti Drevnei Rusi - Three first volumes (from 11th to 16th century) of the most valuable reference work on writers and writing culture in pre-1700 Russia
This section contains links to collections of digitized manuscripts.
Manuscript collection of RSL - digitized manuscripts from the collection of the Russian State Library
Manuscript collection of RNL - digitized manuscripts (11-18 centuries) from the collection of the Russian National Library
Manuscript - Slavonic Written Heritage - early Slavonic texts, including Glagolitic texts.
Biblioteka Frontistesa - Early Slavonic Texts from across South Eastern and Eastern Europe, in particular religious texts.
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
Church Slavonic Books in Sweden: Gothenburg and Skara A catalogue of the Church Slavonic works held in Sweden
Zograf Electronic Research Library - pre-modern Bulgarian manuscripts
Russian Old Believer books - 6 Old Believer books digitized by the Harvard College Library
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