Find resources

Resources for the study of East-Central Europe, Russia, and Central Asia, as well as Slavic and eastern European languages, are available in multiple formats across many libraries. Material can be found online as e-books and streaming videos, in print or microfilm at Robarts Library and Media Commons, or in archives or manuscripts at the University of Toronto Archives or the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library.

Books and Journals

A good place to start research is the University of Toronto Libraries LibrarySearch platform. This LibrarySearch guide includes helpful tips and video tutorials for basic, advanced, and browse searching, as well as for reading, refining, and saving search results. More narrow tips include searching for articles by title and searching for articles in a specific journal.

Browse books and journals in the Robarts Library's stacks by call number to discover material on the history and literatures of Eastern Europe.

Subject Guides

University of Toronto Libraries has a list of Subject Guides where you can find research tips and tools, as well as recommendations to the best resources, including ones in Slavic and East European Studies.

The Petro Jacyk Central & East European Resource Centre compiles information to many sources for research in Slavic and East European Studies available throughout UTL. This information includes summaries to the following types of resources:


University of Toronto

Explore the archival holdings at the University of Toronto and its federated colleges relating to Eastern Europe and Russia. Visit the site Discover Archives to search and browse descriptions of archival material connected to the University of Toronto's history, as well as records from private individuals, families, businesses, and organizations.


Search Archeion, a service provided by the Archives Association of Ontario, for archives held by organizations all over Ontario. The site includes records of businesses, individuals, families and organizations from all periods of the province's history. The archives described include photographs, diaries, minute books, church registers, and municipal records.

Staff in the PJRC have created a guide to archival resources in the Greater Toronto Area associated with Slavic and East European Studies.


The Media Commons is home to Robarts Library's vast DVD and Blu-ray collection, with some 20-thousand titles available to borrow. It is home to a number of titles from East-Central Europe and Russia.