Slavic Library

Summer Research Laboratory

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2016 Summer Research Laboratory

The Summer Research Laboratory (SRL) on Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia is open to all scholars with research interests in the Russian, East European and Eurasian region. The Summer Lab is open for eight weeks during the summer from mid-June through the first week of August, and scholars stay as long as they need to conduct their research. 

For more information about the founding of REEEC, the Fisher Forum and the Summer Research Lab, please read: Reflections on the Founding of REEEC

Here you will find links to important information about the Summer Research Laboratory. 

Call for Applications!

The Summer Lab will be June 13- August 6, 2016.  For additional details regarding the Summer Lab program, please see:

The application deadline is April 15, 2016!

2016 Summer Research Lab Programs

2016 Ralph and Ruth Fisher Forum

The title of this year's forum is Population,Health,and Social Change in Eurasia. You can find a guide for this forum here.

SRS Individualized Research Practicum

For Graduate students and Junior faculty with a defined research topic.

Apply for an individualized consultation with a Slavic Reference Service librarian for a personalized bibliographic session. SRS staff will develop a personalized, project-based program for each individual covering electronic tools and software, print and electronic bibliographic resources and databases, archival sources, vernacular-language search techniques, vernacular keyboard options, vernacular full-text resources, and as needed, online consultations with information specialists located in Eurasia and Eastern Europe. 

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General Information

Resource Guide for Summer Research Lab

This useful introductory guide summarizes the important information covered in our orientation sessions.


Up to date library hours are available on the University Library's homepage.

Technology at the IAS Library

Bookeye Scanner [also known as KIC scanner or Planetary scanner]

The Bookeye Scanner is a powerful tool that expedites the scanning process. Not only can you scan pages from books and save them as .pdf files, you can scan high resolution images to incorporate into any academic paper or publication. Users have the option of saving onto a flash drive, or sending files to an email address. Editing features are available through the scanner, but are disabled once the scan is saved. Cropping, deleting and changes to resolution must be done through the scanner, before anything is saved or emailed. The machine is easy to use once introduced.

ScanPro Microfiche / Microfilm/ Opaque Card and Micro Card Reader and Scanner

The International and Area Studies library has two  ScanPro 2000 (microfiche-film scanner), both of which are in high demand during the Summer Research Lab. Patron use is limited to an hour when there is a long line of people waiting to use the machines. A sign-up will be available to avoid waisted time. The History, Philosophy and Newspaper Library (HPNL) has several microfiche/microfilm scanners, as well. They are open for patron use during the summer. The Social Sciences, Health and Education Library (SSHEL) has a ScanPro3000, one of the newest models of scanners.

Internet Access

Scholars visiting the Summer Research Lab are provided with guest credentials for wireless connections, which allows for access to the library catalog and databases on and off campus (within the dorms, outside of library hours).

Here is some information on Internet Access on and off Campus:

UI Public Wireless is the only campus network service available without either a NetID or a guest ID. The UI Public Wireless network is provided in a few  campus and community locations where non-University-affiliated people are likely to visit. After filling out an informational form (online) and agreeing to the terms of service, you can use the UI Public Wireless service for a short time. 

UIUCnet Wireless - You'll use your  Network ID when you log in to UIUCnet Wireless.  Please visit:  Connecting to the internet

Instructional Services for Visitors

A schedule of instructional sessions will be available closer to the time of the lab. These sessions explain how to use the library's resources, including online catalogs, printing and databases. Individual sessions will cover these in a more thorough manner.
For more information about our library, please visit the Learn website for an Insider's guide to the library

Other information:

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