ON THE REFERENCE SHELVES
Always begin your search using General Encyclopedias such as:
A general encyclopedia covers historical topics very well and gives a general overview of your topic. Reading through some general information may also help you narrow in your subject of research.
- World Book
- The Britannica Encyclopedia.
Also consult the Biographical Encyclopedias in the Reference Collection, such as:
The McGraw Hill Encyclopedia of World Biography (REF 920.003 ENC)
- Use VSB LIBRARY to locate materials in our school library's collection.
- Choose "Subject Keyword" search.
Possible Subject Terms are:
RUSSIA - HISTORY
Also search specific names of individuals.
Remember to write down the complete call number (# and letters) to locate items.
The General DDC (Dewey Decimal Classification) for materials on the Russian
Revolution is: 947
Tip: Remember to put a check mark in the FULL TEXT box.
- Biography in Context
- Student Research Centre
4. Search the VANCOUVER PUBLIC LIBRARY collection.
With an active public library card you not only have access to borrowing
materials from their collection, but you also have access to a
number of databases.
Search the catalogue as you would search Templeton's WEBCAT, by using
subject keyword terms. To access collection of Databases:
- Select "Articles, Encyclopedias and More" from the ONLINE RESOURCES menu.
- Click on "H" to jump to History databases
- Scroll down the list and take a look at:
HISTORY E-BOOKS - Scroll down list to find:
- The Encyclopedia of Russian History (4v.) 2004
- HISTORY REFERENCE CENTRE (Note: For this one you need to log in with your library card number and your PIN number.)
5. USEFUL WEBSITES