Main collection
Parent collection
Accrual status


Collection description and availability
Collection description

The collection of periodicals published after 1917 in the Slavonic Library focuses on subject matters related to humanities and social sciences. It contains scientific journals, literary, art and culture periodicals as well as general periodicals published in Russia, the Soviet Union and Slavic language area in Eastern Europe. The collection also includes periodicals published by Russian emigrants in various countries.


Catalogue information
  • Card catalogue made of the collection
  • The collection has been described in the reference database
  • The collection has been only partially catalogued
All periodicals that the Library currently subscribes to and most of those whose subscriptions have ended can be searched in the National Library’s search service. However, some of the oldest periodicals can only be searched by using the card catalogue.
Collection materials in format
  • Analogue
  • Digital
  • Digitised
  • On microfiche
  • On microfilm
Depending on the title periodicals can be read as original publications or on microfilm. Some periodicals are available in electronic format. All annual volumes of Voprosy istorii, Voprosy literatury, Iskusstvo kino and Ogonek are available in digital format. Russian scientific journals are available in digital form through the portal and CyberLeninka. The Integrum portal contains general periodicals, as well as professional and entertainment periodicals.
Material type
  • Aikakauslehdet
  • electronic material (born-digital)