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HIST 362: History of Russia

Research help for finding and locating information on Russian history.

NEW! Database on Trial

The library has a one-month trial to a new database called The Cold War: Global Perspectives on East-West Tensions, 1945-1991. It contains hard-to-find perspectives from the Communist Bloc and developing nations, gathered, transcribed, and translated by the Foreign Broadcast Information Service. 

Feel free to explore this database and use it in your research. Feedback—good or bad—is welcome. 

Picking a topic

There are many different lenses for examining history. If your topic is well-known and extensively written about, consider how you might add to the conversation. Can you examine the topic from an unusual lens?

  • Political history (the history of a nation, between nations, the history of government and power)
  • Economic history (trade, finance, taxes)
  • Social history (minority and marginal groups, gender, race, relations between social groups)
  • Intellectual history (of ideas, education, of disciplines)
  • Religious history (beliefs, practice, structures)
  • Cultural history (popular culture, material culture, consumption, art)
  • Environmental history (relations between humans + environment, history of natural environment, of industry)

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