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Russian Novelists in the Age of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky by
Publication Date: 2001-03-17
Provides reliable information in an easily comprehensible format, while placing writers in the larger perspective of literary history. Includes career biographies and criticisms.
Contains the full text of dictionaries, encyclopedias, and companions published by Oxford University Press. A good place to start a research project.
Publication Dates: 1953-Present
Historical Time Period: 15th century-Present
Covers world history and culture (excluding U.S. and Canada). Contains summaries of scholarly articles, books, and more.
Searching the Library Catalog
In library catalogs, such as the Williams Library Catalog and Worldcat you can search for information about
- a country or region
- a person
- an historical event
- a literary or cultural trend
The best search strategy when search for socio-historical context is to start with keyword searches and expand to subject searches
- Keyword searching: Use terms of your using - combine them in a variety of combination to maximize chances of finding sources
- Subject searching: Use standardized subject terms assigned by the Library of Congress. Using one of the book found through your keyword searches, trace the relevant subject heading. Subjects used to research socio-historical context would look like this: