The University of Aberdeen’s libraries and special collections have substantial printed and manuscript holdings in our areas of interest.

The archival holdings are especially strong concerning Scots in Eastern Europe during the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries (various collections), Jews in Central Europe (Biesenthal Collection), and the northern Baltic area (North/Circumpolar Collection).

The printed collections are particularly strong for nineteenth- and early twentieth-century English-language publications about Russia and Eastern Europe, and Siberia.