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Russian and Soviet History

Research guide for sources in Russian/Soviet history

Russian/Soviet History

Welcome to the subject guide for Russian and Soviet History! To navigate this guide, select one of the tabs on the left.

The guide includes:

  • Get Started: Sources for background information to get started
  • Find Books: Suggestions to find books in the McGill Library catalogue
  • Find Articles: Key secondary source databases
  • Newspapers: Quick access to historic and contemporary Russian-language newspapers available to McGill users
  • Find Primary Sources in English: Places to find primary sources, especially in English


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Borrowing from the McGill Library
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Interlibrary loan (ILL) information for McGill students, faculty, and staff
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Article/chapter scan service
  • To request scanned copies of articles or book chapters from McGill's print collection, for delivery via email 
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