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  • Телефон: 8(8212) 255-422 (ext. 551)
  • E-mail:
  • Head of Department: Nina Nesterova

Collection and resources

Printed editions:

  • reference materials (encyclopedias, guides, dictionaries, manuals, calendars, etc.);
  • bibliographic editions (universal, specialized and thematic);
  • methodological manuals and periodicals in library services;
  • legal and regulatory documents (codes, laws, interpretation, by-laws).
  • unpublished documents and small-edition publications developed by institutions of culture (proceedings of conferences related to cultural issues, scripts, research and methodology documents, etc.)

Electronic resources:

  • online catalogues and reference databases of the library;
  • legal reference systems (Consultant-Plus, Garant);
  • reference databases of the MARS system (inter-regional system of analytical summaries of articles);
  • bibliographic indices of the Institute of Scientific Information in Social Sciences (INION) and reference editions on CD-ROM;
  • other bibliographic resources on the Internet.

What you can do:

  • search information and documents in the Komi National Library online catalogue, joint catalogue of the Komi Republic, online catalogues of major Russian libraries and information centers;
  • work with licensed full-text on-site and remote online resources;
  • ask a question through the online inquiry service and online consultation service;
  • receive information about the availability of a specific document in the library holdins; 
  • clarify the information about an author, title, publication place or article source;
  • receive information related to a particular event, fact or person;
  • create a reference list for your research on your own or order a reference list;
  • get a consultation about the operational information search, compilation of bibliographic records in compliance with Russian GOST standards, and development of literature reference lists;
  • train or improve your skills of the competent use of the library resources within our course in information search competence.

Paid services:

  • order development of a reference list on the topic of your research (school or college research paper, course work, diploma thesis);
  • order editing of  your reference list in accordance with Russian GOST standards;
  • order search of electronic publications on the topic of your research in full-text online resources;
  • photocopy and print the search results;
  • get assistance in online search;
  • subscribe to the individual mail informing about the topic of your research or professional activities;
  • order a digest of media publications on a chosen topic;
  • order preparation of a publication devoted to a company, organization or employee.

Also available:

  • Information search competence course developed for the users of the library;
  • Sunday talks for Orthodox Christians - third Sunday of the month, 14:00.
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