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Climate and Society in Eurasia : Past, Present, Future: Guides

A guide to library and open-Web resources for the 2021 virtual workshop of the UIUC Summer Research Laboratory in Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies

Stand on the shoulders of those who have gone before...


For a more in-depth review of the best sources for specific countries and topics, consult the Slavic Reference Service's research guides to dozens and dozens of fields of inquiry for countries all over Eurasia.  Just a few examples:

Reference Sources on Bulgarian History

National Bibliography of Lithuania

Former Yugoslavia National Bibliography

Gender Bibliography (Russia)

Guide to Russian Government Publications

Guides to Sources on Russian Military Science

Russian Bibliography of Bibliographies



International Law -- guides galore


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Michigan State Law Librarian Barbara H. Bean's "Guide to Transboundary Freshwater Treaties" and its update by Arundhati K. Satkalmi of St. John's University, which leads to an unbelievable number of high-quality websites, including Oregon State University's "Register of International River Basins":

A geographical palimpsest

The Eurasian region is famous for its shifting borders, its radical political about-faces, and the geographical name changes that go along with them.  Resources like the Russisches geographisches Namenbuch (whose entry for all the villages named "Nikitovka" is reproduced above) and Imena gorodov, vchera i segodnia, 1917-1992 : toponimicheskii slovar' (see its entry for the capital of the Komi Republic in the Russian Federation, below) can help to make sense of seemingly-contradictory information or unexplained lacunae in the documentary record.