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War in Ukraine: A Guide to Library Resources


The search box under the "Articles" tab on the UC Libraries home page also retrieves results from Summon,

Summon find retrieves books, journal and  newspaper articles across many disciplinary areas, most of which will be full text. It also finds visual materials, including streaming video.

Book Example

Liber, George and EBSCOhost. 2016.  Total Wars and the Making of Modern Ukraine, 1914-1954. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article Example

Mozolevska, Alina and Olha Polishchuk. 2021. “Construction of Borders and Walls in Contemporary Ukrainian Literature IAnalysis of Oleksandr Irvanets” and Taras Antypovych Novels)” Altre Modernità (25)

News Report Example

“The Ukraine-Russia crisis explained: a complete visual guide; Tensions have escalated sharply after Vladimir Putin ordered troops into east Ukraine.  What might happen next?  Ukraine-Russia crisis live updates: follow the latest news.” Guardian [London, England], February 23, 2022, NA. Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints (accessed March 4, 2022)

Scopus and Web of Science

Scopus and Web of Science are frequently noted for items retrieved through SUMMON searching.  These are citation databases.  The numbers indicate the number of times the result has been used by others.

For more precise searching Scopus and Web of Science may be searched independently.

Search Result Example

Hook K. and Marcantonio, R. 2022. “Environmental Dimensions of Conflict and Paralyzed Responses: The Ongoing Case of Ukraine and Future Implications for Urban Warfare” Small Wars and Insurgencies (in press; published online 13 February 2022)

Search Result Example

Kasianenko, N. 2021. “Presidential Rhetoric and Nationalism: Evidence from Russia and Ukraine.” Nationalities Papers—The Journal of Nationalism and Ethnicity 45 (1):108-125.

Books: Catalogs and Search Tips

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Selected relevant LCSH

  • Constitutional Law—Ukraine
  • Cultural Pluralism—Ukraine (ALSO Ukraine—Cultural Policy; ALSO Ukraine—Ethnic Relations—Political Aspects)
  • Democracy—Ukraine (ALSO Democratization—Ukraine)
  • Elections—Ukraine
  • Nationalism--Ukraine
  • Ukraine Conflict, 2014-
  • Ukraine—Foreign Relations—[put in name of region or country or time period]. Examples:
    • Ukraine—Foreign Relations—Europe
    • Ukraine—Foreign  Relations— Russia
    • Ukraine Foreign Relations, 1991-
  • Ukraine—History [put in time period or event]. Examples:
    • Ukraine—History-- 20thCentury;
    • Ukraine—History—Orange Revolution, 2004
  • Ukraine—Politics and Government [put in time period]. Example:
    • Ukraine—Politics and Government—21st Century

Other catalogs

Historical Background

Article Example

Bateson, Ian. 2017. “’A People without a History Won’t Fight”: The Battle to Control Ukraine’s Past.World Policy Journal 34 (1): 42-46. doi:10.1215/07402775-3903712.

Article Example

Granovsky, Alexander A. 1940. “Ukraine’s Case for Independence.” World Affairs 103 (1): 25–34.

Article Example

Himka, John-Paul. 2015. “The History Behind the Regional Conflict in Ukraine.” Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History 16 (1): 129-136. doi:10.1353/kri.2015.0008.

Geopolitical Information

Article Example

Ferguson, Iain. 2018. “Between New Spheres of Influence: Ukraine’s Geopolitical Misfortune.” Geopolitics 23 (2): 285-306

Politics and International Affairs

Article Example

Kurth, James. 2022. “Fateful Collision: NATO’s Drive to the East Versus Russia’s Sphere of Influence.” Commentary and Analysis Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET)

CIAO materials about



Article Example

Plokhy, Serhii and M. E. Sarotte. 2020. "The Shoals of Ukraine." Foreign Affairs, Jan, 81-84,86-90,92-95.

Article Example

Mazepus, Honorata. 2021. “Civil Society and External Actors: How Linkiages with the EU and Russia Interact with Socio-Political Orders in Belarus and Ukraine.” East European Politics 37 (1): 43-64.

News and Newspapers:General Newspaper Databases


Article Example

Crikey.  3 March 2022.  “War in the Post-Modern Age: Russia-Ukraine Invasion a Wake-up Call for Europe.” 1542 words

Delayed Coverage

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