HIST 117: Russia, an Introductory History: Home

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Welcome to the Reseach Guide to Russia, an Introductory History (HIST 117)  This guide presents research tools that you will help you complete the research exercies for the course.  It will help you:

  • know more about the library and its resources, human and material;
  • better understand how locate needed materials in a variety of formats;
  • understand the differences between primary and secondary sources;and
  • be more able evaluate and choose the best materials.

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Image:  St. George slaying the dragon (from: Holy Russia Exhibition at the Musee du Louvre)



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