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SSEES Area guide to Poland, the Baltic States, Finland and Germany

Welcome to Area Guide for Poland, the Baltics, Finland and Germany

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UCL SSEES Library is the UK’s leading academic and flagship collection on Russia, Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, providing a unique resource for students and researchers. The primary purpose of UCL SSEES Library is to support teaching and research at the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies.

For collection management purposes, the Library holdings are divided into four distinctive areas maintained by a dedicated team of Area Liaison Librarians. This guide focuses on the library resources for Poland, the Baltic States, Finland and Germany. To learn about the resources for other regions, please check the relevant guide. You may also find the following discipline guides useful: SSEES Economics and BusinessSSEES HistorySSEES Politics and Sociology and SSEES Languages and Culture.

Use the menu to the left to see how the library can support your learning and research.

Description of the area

The Library supports taught courses at the School, but the collection is research-focused and contains an impressive array of traditional and digital resources.

The Library builds and maintains research level collections of international importance, covering a range of formats from print and electronic books, journals and newspapers to databases, archive collections, rare books, maps and audio-visual resources. The Library’s holdings strongly support research in the humanities, social sciences, and East European studies.

The main fields of interest are history, politics, sociology, economics, geography, languages, literature and culture. Subsidiary fields of interest are the arts, anthropology, demography, ethnography and religion.  In addition, current topics such as the European Union, Eurasian integration, media, migration, human rights, gender studies, and environmental issues are well represented.

The guides provide an overview of resources dedicated to the study of Poland, the Baltic States, Finland and Germany.

Key resources for Poland, Germany, Baltic States, and Finland