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HIST 3365: Russian History Research Guide

Get started with research in Russian history.


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Erin Owens
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This guide is intended to provide a starting point for researching various topics in Russian history.

This guide is not comprehensive; it does not list all of the resources on this topic or in related disciplines owned by the Library or available on the Internet. This guide serves merely as a starting point for research.

Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, and Other Reference Books

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Subject Headings

Subject headings allow you to find books according to broader and narrower topics.

Below are sample subjects. To browse for different, broader, or narrower subjects, go to the library catalog and click "Exact Search." Enter a term and click "subject."

You can start browsing for a broad subject like Education, then look for more specific subjects, such as Education England History 18th century.

Once you know some subject headings, you can also just use them as keywords during an advanced search, using the subject row.

Browse the Collection

An excellent way to discover additional resources is to browse for books in relevant call number ranges.

DK1 - DK949.5 - History of Russia, Soviet Union, Former Soviet Republics

DK70 - DK112.42 - Early history to 1613

DK112.8 - DK264.8 - House of Romanov, 1613-1917

DK265 - DK265.95 - Revolution, 1917-1921

DK266 - DK292 - Soviet regime, 1918-1991

DK293 - History, 1991--

DK500 - DK949.5 - Regional and local history and description (see link below for specific places)

To discover the call number ranges for broader, narrower, or different subjects, consult the Library of Congress Classification Outline.

Search the Library Catalog

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Books in the Main Collection - A Sampling

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