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HIST 316: History of the Russian Empire

Research guide for HIST 316 (Fall 2023)

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Reminders for catalogue searching:

  • Use the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) to find books on the same topic
  • Scroll to the bottom of a catalogue record to browse the virtual shelf

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Find Primary Sources

Find Reprinted and Translated Primary Sources

Search for primary sources in the Library Catalogue by searching: su: Russia History Sources. Then, filter the results to Language on the lefthand side, selecting whichever languages you are comfortable reading. Not all results will be primary sources, but many if not most will.

These are examples of some of the reprinted primary sources available in English and French to McGill Library users:

Electronic Resources


History as a discipline uses the Chicago Manual of Style (17th edition) for citations, and usually the Notes-Bibliography form. This requires creating properly formatted footnotes footnotes and a Bibliography for your assignments. Resources to understand the Chicago style of citations are included below.


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