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Russian History

This guide will introduce you to resources you can use when researching Russian history.

Why Use Books/eBooks?

BooksBooks are valuable resources in the research process because:

  • They provide in-depth and broad information about a specific topic
  • You can use the introduction, table of contents, and index to evaluate the book
  • You only need to read the portions of the book that are relevant
  • If you're using an eBook, you can conduct a keyword search within the book
  • They are typically well-researched, which also means that books can take multiple  years to publish

Image by Abhl Sharma, Creative Commons.

Using eBooks

Our eBooks are available to read online, and you can download PDF's of individual chapters to your computer or mobile device to read later.

Accessing Books

Stack of booksOur library provides access to hundreds of thousands of books both physical copies in our library and ebooks that are accessible through our website. Ebooks can be accessed 24/7 through the library's website. Physical books can be requested through our discovery service and picked up in the library. 

Fall 2020 is going to provide some unique challenges when it comes to accessing physical materials in the library so if you have questions or need something specific please use the chat service on the library website to talk to a library staff member. 

Ebook Databases

Print Books and DVDs

For the Fall semester access to the library will be limited and that will affect student's ability to browse the stacks on the lower level. Please use our Discovery service to locate items and place requests for them. You will have the option for no or low contact pickup of these items in the library. Watch the video below for information on how to manage your library account.