Catalogues



The General Digital Catalogue


The General Digital Catalogue provides bibliographic records on all types of items, including articles, published in Russian and other languages in various media at different periods of times. Access to the General Digital Catalogue of RSL is open for free to all Internet users. You can search through the whole catalogue or limit your search to the following sub-catalogues for a particular category of items.

 

Digital sub-catalogues

 

E-reference sources

 
  • Proper names of people and organisations
    It contains the codified forms of people’s and organisations’ names along with references to the varieties, including multilingual, of people’s and organisations’ names. It is used to refine the search by a proper name of a person (author, editor, composer etc) or an organisation.
     
  • Geographic names
    It contains the names of geographic units (cities, towns, rivers) within the Russian Federation. It is used to refine the search by a geographic name.
     

Access to the General Digital Catalogue of RSL

 
  • From computers in all reading rooms of RSL (with possibility of e-request)
  • From reader’s terminals of RSL
  • From any computer with access to Internet (with possibility of e-request)
 

E-request


If an edition is available through e-request system, you can access its stocking record and request it from the depository directly. Click on the link «request» in digital catalogue to make a hold request for an item.
 


The Central Catalogue System


A self-service system with points of access at Moscow, Vozdvizhenka, 3/5, building A, 1st fl., provides information on the stocks of RSL. The following catalogues are available:
 

  • An alphabet catalogue of books and dissertation digests published in Russian from 18th century to 1979
  • An alphabet catalogue of books published in Russian from 1980 to 2002
  • An alphabet catalogue of dissertation digests published in Russian from 1980 to 1999
  • An alphabet catalogue of books published in European languages from 18th century to 1979
  • An alphabet catalogue of periodicals and series published in Russian from the 18th century to 2009
  • An alphabet catalogue of periodicals and series published in European languages from the 19th century to 2009
  • A classified catalogue of books published in Russian and other European Languages from 1980 to the present
  • A classified catalogue of books listing publications in languages of the peoples of Russian Federation (other than Russian) along with publications in Byelorussian, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Moldavian and Ukrainian
 

Access to the Central Catalogue System

 
  • Alphabet catalogue is available at Vozdvizhenka, 3/5, entrance 1, floor 1, room A-210/B-216
  • Classified catalogue is available at Vozdvizhenka, 3/5, entrance 1, floor 4, room B-206
     

Specialised Catalogues


Alphabet and subject classified catalogues for specialised departments represent specific categories of RSL stocks, selected according to the types of items, carriers and subjects. Such catalogues are maintained by dedicated departments, with points of access situated within the departments.
 

The collection of publications in visual arts

Russian and international publications in visual arts from the 18th century to the present — alphabet and subject classified catalogues.

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The collection of cartographic publications

Cartographic publications in Russian and foreign languages from 1700 to the present — alphabet and subject classified catalogues.

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The collection of music publications and audio records

Music publications in Russian and foreign languages from the 16th century and audio records published from mid 20th century to the present — alphabet and subject classified catalogues.

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The collection of rare books

Books, periodicals and series published from the 15th to the early 20th century in Russian and foreign languages — alphabet classified catalogues.

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The collection of manuscripts

Catalogues of manuscripts on all subjects.

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The collection of literature on library science, bibliography and book studies

Books, periodicals and series on the relevant subjects published from 1812 to the present in Russian and other ethnic languages spoken in RF and foreign languages — alphabet and subject classified catalogues.

Catalogue for dissertations and digests of theses defended in Library Sciences between 1971 and 1980.

Articles on Library Sciences published in Russian and other European languages — alphabet and subject classified manual (card) catalogues.

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The collection of Newspapers

Newspapers published in Russian and other European languages from the 18th century to the present — alphabet catalogues.

Newspapers published in other ethnic languages spoken in Russian Federation along with newspapers in Asian and African languages from the 19th century to the present — alphabet catalogues.

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The collection of dissertations

Dissertations in all fields exept medical science and farmaceutics defended in Russian from 1944 to the present — alphabet and subject classified catalogues.

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The collection of microforms

Microforms of books, periodicals and series published from the 18th century to the present and dissertations — alphabet catalogues.

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The collection of Russian literature abroad

Publications by Russian authors released abroad from 1917 to the present — alphabet and subject classified catalogues.

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The collection of public state and regulatory publications

Regulatory documents and practice guidelines represent Russian standards from 1925 to the present — a numeric catalogue.

Regulatory documents and practice guidelines represent Russian standards between 1925 and 2004 — a subject classified catalogue.

Alphabet and subject classified catalogues of books and an alphabet catalogue of series and periodicals in Russian and other European languages list legislative publications from 1830 to the present.

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The collection of references and bibliography

Encyclopedias and other bibliographic and reference publications from the 19th century to the present — alphabet, subject classified and topical catalogues in Russian and other languages.

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The collection of Oriental Literature

Publications in Asian and African languages from the 11th century to the present — alphabet catalogues of books, periodicals and series and a subject classified catalogue of books.
Repertory catalogues of books, periodicals and series in Asian and African languages stocked by other libraries in Russia. It lists items published between 1954 and 2004.

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The collection of the central auxiliary stock of the General Stock Department

Alphabet and subject classified catalogues are in Russian and list the relevant stocks.