Purpose of Collection: The European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (EURUS) collection at Carleton Library supports the research activities of faculty, students and staff and the instructional requirements of undergraduate and graduate programs. EURUS is an interdisciplinary area of studies within the Faculty of Public Affairs. As such, the collection also provides support for, and draws from teaching and research in a wide variety of related fields such as Political Science, History, Economics, International Affairs and Literature.

For concrete examples of our collections in action, please visit our subject guides for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, European Union, European History - Western and Political Science.

Academic Departments & Programs Supported:

Themes/Subject Coverage

  • Legacy of the Soviet system in the post-communist countries and newly independent states
  • European political and economic integration
  • European Union
  • Changing relationship between state and society in Russia and the postcommunist states with emphasis on ethnic, class and gender issues
  • Nationalism and ethnic conflict in the area
  • Foreign policies of the countries of the regions
  • Nation-building
  • European security
  • International integration among countries of the region
  • Environmental problems and politics in Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia
  • Sustainability and development in the Arctic and Circumpolar North
  • Transition periods in the history of the regions
  • Labour market
  • Political parties and electoral systems
  • Canada-EU relations
  • Balkan region
  • Contemporary Central Asia and Caucasus

Selection Guidelines


20th and 21st century with some limited interest in the 19th century.


Russia, Former Soviet Union, Eastern and Central Europe, Southeast Europe, Western Europe, Eurasia, Arctic and Circumpolar North.


Primarily English language with Slavic language and European language titles selected on request.

Types of Material

Books, journals, newspapers, dissertations/theses, films, government documents, maps, textbooks.


Pamphlets, working papers, popular material.

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