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FYHS-111: A Journey to St. Petersburg, Russia: A City of Transformations: Welcome

Welcome to FYSH 111: A Journey to St. Petersburg, Russia: A City of Transformations

This guide will provide resources you can use specifically for your First Year Seminar, A Journey to St. Petersburg, Russia: A City of Transformations. Check the tabs above for resources and guidance on your research for the assignments in this course.

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Why Should I Use Reference Resources?

Beginning your research with reference resources helps you discover background information like terminology, central figures and dates and an overview of existing literature on your topic. Look for:

  • Definitions of key terms
  • Historical context
  • Biographical information
  • Critical interpretation of texts
  • Bibliographies detailing relevant scholarship

Best Bets for Background Information and Choosing a Topic

Selected "Starter Resources" for this Subject

Starter Resources are very broad-based, general resources that are used only in the earliest stages of research when the researcher is seeking an overview of a topic or is attempting to narrow an overly broad topic.  In the context of college-level research assignments, they are merely gateway resources and as such, should not be used in place of in-depth, substantive sources.

See the other tabs for a selection of books and databases that offer deeper, more detailed, focused information.