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HIS 172: Russian History Through Biography
Reference Resources - Encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks and bibliographiesReference or secondary sources are informational resources written by individuals who were not the actual participants in the topic at hand. They may be of value to your research since they often provide greater objectivity and different perspectives as a result of the passage of time. Common secondary sources include encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and bibliographies.
Please Note: The general call number range for Russian History is DK1-DK949.5
Search Terminology - Keywords and Subject HeadingsWhen conducting research, always consider alternative keywords and subject headings for your topic. Begin by analyzing your topic or research question, and break it down into its key concepts. What keywords appear? Are there alternative keywords that come to mind?
For this course, keywords may include: serfdom, Ivan the Terrible, Ramanovs, Muscovite, Peter the Great etc.
Subject headings may include: "Russia--History", or "Russia Kings and rulers" or "Feminism--Russia" etc.
How to find and locate books and films
How to find and locate journal articlesStart by consulting the following electronic resources:
For additional article resources, look under the Electronic Resources - A to Z List on the Library homepage.
Don't Forget: Always consult the bibliography at the end of a journal article for additional resources!
World Wide WebThe World Wide Web can be a helpful environment in which to access scholarly information. To search for more authoritative sites and information, use mediated search directories such as Google Scholar.
Contact Christopher Raab for further assistance or fill out a research appointment request form to meet with a librarian.
Last updated: 8/12/11 cmr