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HIST 1200: Revolutionary Russia (Fall 2017): Encyclopedias

A guide to library research


Encyclopedias are great for:

  • choosing a topic
  • quick self-education
  • perspective on a topic
  • variant spellings, vocabulary, terminology
  • bibliography


Selected titles  

The Cambridge History of Russia Vol 3 The Twentieth Century

Encyclopedia of Russian history 2004.

Dictionary of the Russian Revolution (1989) Olin Library DK265 .D55 1989

The Blackwell encyclopedia of the Russian Revolution  (1988) Olin Library & Library Annex Oversize DK265 .B62 +

Modern Encyclopedia of Russian and Soviet History & Supplement. 58+ vols.  Olin Reference DK14 M68   The classic, but contains a disntinctly Soviet view of Russian and Soviet history.

An Ethnohistorical dictionary of the Russian and Soviet empires. Olin Library Reference DK33 .E837x 1994


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Superior to Wikipedia on most topics & disciplines:


Gale virtual reference library 

Sage Reference Online

Oxford Reference Online