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SLAV 35 (Weld, Fall 2021): More Information on Your Author

Short Fiction by Major Russian, East European, and Eurasion Writers

Biographical Information

In writing your essay, you may find that some biographical information about your author will add to your analysis.  The following databases can help you find biographical information about your author, as well as some discussion of their works. 

Note:  While these sources are more authoritative than a Wikipedia article, they would not take the place of the two scholarly works that you are required to cite.  Be sure to include any biographical sources that you use in your notes and bibliographies!

Historical Articles About Your Author

Articles from the field of history may give you valuable insight into your author and their works.  Try a search in Historical Abstracts to see what you can find.  Consult the "Finding the Articles" tab to learn how to get to the full text if it is not in the database.

Tip:  Search on just the author's name.  Because these are history databases you probably won't find articles on a specific short story.  After searching, use the "Limit to: Peer Reviewed" option to get articles that will count as one of your two scholarly works.

If your author emigrated to the United States or Canada, you might also want to search the database that covers US and Canadian history:


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