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Slavic Languages and Literatures

Slavic Orientation - Fall 2018


Erin Pappas

Alderman 408A — in the Reference Room


Office Hours

WGS Tuesdays 11-1

Brooks Hall Tuesdays 2-4

Or by appointment

Schedule an appointment



What you’ll cover today


Questions about services, stacks, purchase requests.

Opportunities to ask questions, set up things you’ll need to know


Information may be duplicated across pages — bookmark it when you find it!

Grad services tab is probably the best place to look.

Discipline-specific sources can be found under the Slavic guide.

Everything you might need can be found on the Service Directory. 



Home Page


    Find a Study Space

Ask a Librarian


Account (Login through NetBadge)

  • See Account Information
  • View Checked-out Items
  • Renew Items


Graduate Student Research Services (many behind NetBadge)

  • Request a purchase—Ask the Library to purchase books, videos, etc. to add to the Library collection; instructors may request the purchase of items for student course reserves. We can usually obtain Slavic books that are still in print fairly easily. Talk to me more about adding to the collection according to your research interests.
  • Request an Interlibrary Loan (ILL): Students and faculty who need materials not owned by the UVA Library can have them borrowed from another library.
  • Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA) Cooperative Borrowing Program: Students may use their UVA ID to borrow materials on-site at participating libraries (see the list).
  • Schedule a research consultation with a library liaison: Subject Liaisons are the Library’s advisers to the academic departments. They are available to answer questions about library resources and assist with in-depth research.
  • Schedule a consultation with a data expert: Available to assist UVA instructors and researchers at all levels in finding, compiling, and using data and related resources.
  • Apply for a study carrel: Graduate students may apply for a study carrel in Alderman Library or in the Fiske Kimball Fine Arts Library.
  • The Graduate Student Reading Room (Alderman 310) is restricted to graduate students. It contains two medium sized desks, seating four each, three individual desks, ten armchairs, three portable reading stands, short-term use lockers, and reservable bookshelves.

Library Catalog and Stacks


Off-Grounds Access

  • Reload button @UVA. Add the button to your browser's bookmark toolbar (see instructions below), and whenever you come across a journal or article you think you should be able to access, click the button to reload the page through the UVA Library proxy.


  • Firefox: Drag the button to the bookmarks toolbar or right click and select the "Bookmark This Link" option.
  • Chrome or Safari:Drag the button to the bookmarks toolbar. If the bookmarks toolbar isn't visible, press Ctrl + Shift + B (in Chrome).
  • Internet Explorer:Right click the button and choose the "Add to favorites..." option. You may get a warning about adding unsafe links. While it's good practice to be wary, we believe this link is safe.


*Note: Reloading the page through the proxy still won't give you access if it's a resource we don't subscribe to. To verify access, look up the journal or database in the appropriate list. 

Google Scholar


Google Scholar is good for tracking down PDFs of journal articles, figuring out metrics/impact.

Set up preferences to recognize UVA as your "home institution." 

Settings--> Library Links --> University of Virginia Libraries --> "Find this @UVA"

Save preferences. (Note: Cookies must be enabled for this to work.) 



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