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HIST H640 Empire and Ethnicity in Modern Russian History

Transliteration Rules

Using The Correct LC (Library of Congress) Transliteration Rules For Your Catalog Search. The LC system is the one that is most commonly used to transliterate Russian and other Cyrillic language titles in North American scholarship. Consult the transliteration table.

Building Bibliographies

Build your own bibliography first as a guide for your research.


Tips: Do a subject search in Advanced Search (as opposed to the default Basic Search) using two subject terms, one the name of any ethnic group of your interest, for example, Estonians, Latvians, Poles, etc; and the other “Russia.”


use to expand your search beyond IUCAT. Many resources found in Worldcat can be requested through Interlibrary Loan.

The following are some of the tools and tips that will help you with building a bibliography.

Book Reviews

Book reviews may be helpful for writing a historiographical essay, among others.
Use the following two comprehensive book review indices that cover the whole 20th century to the present.

You can also you the Russian national bibliographies: 
Letopis’ retsenzii.

Databases for Building Bibliographies

Guide Creator

LibGuide created by Tiffany Saulter,
Department of Library and Information Science.