- The Library's online catalog
Keyword and subject searches in the Library's catalog are good starting points when first exploring a topic. Search results can be narrowed with facets such as topic, era, language or region. Facets are located on the right hand side of the results screen.
Sample keyword search: "imperial Russia"
Sample keyword search: "imperial Russia" and sources
Sample subject search: Russia and sources
Sample author search: Nicholas Emperor of Russia
Sample subject search: Russia and "description and travel"
Sample subject search: Russia and "personal narratives"
Sample subject search: Alexandra and empress and diaries
Sample subject search: Russia and revolutionaries and correspondence
Books that are not owned by the Library can be found via WorldCat. WorldCat is an online catalog that includes the collections of most U.S. libraries as well as a large number of libraries abroad. Titles owned by Falvey Memorial Library are tagged, those not held by Falvey can be requested through interlibrary loan with the Borrow from another library link. WorldCat uses the same Library of Congress subject headings as the Library's catalog. The Export feature makes it possible to download selected references into a RefWorks account.
- Cambridge Histories Online
Includes The Cambridge History of Russia (3 vols.). Volume 2 covers Imperial Russia, 1689-1917 ed. by Dominic Lieven (2006).
- Dissertations & Theses Full Text
Index and abstracts of U.S. dissertations with full text for most dissertations submitted after 1997. Ph.D. dissertations in history generally include detailed bibliographies with references to hard to find primary sources.
Gorshkov, Boris Borisovich. Factory Children: Child Industrial Labor in Imperial Russia, 1780-1914. Ph.D. diss., Auburn University.
Clark, Rhonda Lebedev. Forgotten Voices: Women in Periodical Publishing of Late Imperial Russia, 1860-1905. Ph.D. diss., University of Minnesota.
- E-Z Borrow and Interlibrary Loan
Interlibrary loan is available for books and journals that are not owned by Falvey. EZ-Borrow is usually faster than interlibrary loan, since the books come from a local library network. EZ-Borrow can be used for books that the Library owns, but that are currently checked out by somebody else.
- Historical Abstracts
Available online. An annotated reference guide to the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present. Includes journal articles, book reviews and dissertations.
Historical Abstracts can be simultaneously searched with ABSEES through the Choose Databases link.
- ABSEES - American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies
Available online. Sources indexed include journals, books, dissertations, online resources and selected government publications published in the U.S. and Canada.
- Humanities Full Text
Available online, but not all indexed sources are available as full text online.
- Arts & Humanities Search
Available online. Citation index to articles in more than 1,300 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals.
Please note that the indexes listed above under Journal Articles all include book reviews.
Selected Primary Sources
- American Periodicals Series Online
American periodicals published between 1740 and 1900, including special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals, children's and women's magazines, and many other historically-significant periodicals such as Puck, Scribner's Monthly and McClure's.
An author search for George Kennan (a remote cousin of George F. Kennan) retrieves 257 articles from a variety of periodicals such as Century Illustrated Magazine and Outlook.
George Kennan. (1887, December). Prison Life of the Russian Revolutionists. I. Century Illustrated Magazine (1881-1906), vol. 35 (no. 2): p. 285.
- British Periodicals Collection I
British journals spanning the late 17th through early 20th centuries, and covering a range of topics such as literature, philosophy, history, science, the fine arts and the social sciences.
Example: (1882, April). The Present Condition of Russia. Fortnightly Review, vol. 31 (no. 184): p.45.
- Gerritsen Collection - Women's History Online, 1543-1945
The definitive cross-cultural resource for information on women's history. It spans more than four centuries and 15 languages and includes over two million pages. Users can trace the evolution of feminism within a single country, as well as the impact of that country's feminist movement on other countries and their movements. Includes books as well as periodicals.
Golshtein, Aleksandra Vasilevna. (1906) Serf life in Russia : the childhood of a Russian grandmother. London: Heinemann.
Anonymous. "An English Governess in Russia." Work and Leisure : A Magazine Devoted to the Interests of Women 7,3 (1882): 76-80.
- Historical New York Times
The complete online archive from 1851 to the present with the exception of the most current two years.
Williams, Harold. Farcical Trial of Countess Panin. New York Times, 1917, December 26, p.2.
- Making of the Modern World
Digital access to the Goldsmiths'-Kress Library of Economic Literature which contains 61,000 works of literature on economic and business published from 1450 through 1850.
- The Times Archives, 1785-1985
A complete digital archive of the Times of London.
- 19th Century U.K. Periodicals Digital Archive
Part 2, Empire, covers travel, economic, missionary and colonial interests and topics.
The Serfs of Russia. The Anti-Slavery Reporter: Under the Sanction of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society;(London, England), August 02, 1852; pg. 125; Issue 80.
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EndNote is a database program for managing bibliographic citations. It can automate much of the work of organizing and formatting citations and bibliographies in your writing. EndNote can be used to manage data downloaded from Falvey Library's subscription databases and to format papers, dissertations, and other types of writing according to over 1,000 different bibliographic styles.
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