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Russian Language and Literature

Use this guide to discover Russian Language and Literature resources available to you at Mason.

Key Databases

The following databases are suggested for researching Russian literary criticism.

Key Journals

Scholarly or Popular?

Scholarly articles

  • Lengthy; include references, footnotes or bibliographies
  • Author(s) report original research or experiments
  • Academic, professional readership
  • May be illustrated with graphs or charts
  • May not have color pictures or ads
  • Titles like "Journal of the" or "Journal for the"

Popular articles

  • Short, terse
  • Rarely footnoted
  • References seldom listed
  • Written by staff or freelancers
  • Inform, entertain general public
  • Glossy/color photographs, ads
  • Sold in stores, newsstands, etc