Searching Transliterated Russian Names
Names and other words can be transliterated several ways from the Cyrillic to the Roman alphabet.
Different databases may use different forms of a name:
ABSEES database: Dostoevsky, Fyodor
MLA database: Dostoevskiĭ, Fedor Mikhaĭlovich
OskiCat and other library catalogs: Dostoyevsky, Fyodor
What to do when you don't know the right form?
2. Click on the title of an item that looks relevant, to view the detailed record.
3. Look for "Subject" or other tags that use a standardized form of the name.
4. Click on these tags to find more items,
Use the standardized form in new searches.
Examples in OskiCat:
Dostoevsky - common English version
has this subject tag: Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Dostoevskii - direct transliteration from the Russian
has this subject tag: Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881 -- Influence.
Dostoyevsky - standardized form of the name for library catalogs
The same general technique applies to other languages and other databases, as long as they use standardized names.