100 Research Topic Guides for Students

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Independent Republics of the Former Soviet Union

BACKGROUND

Once a world superpower, the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991 as its individual states declared independence. These new nations differ from each other culturally, geographically, historically, economically, and politically. Their ethnic makeup, language, and religion varies. The world is watching as these new entities struggle to become nations.


BROWSE FOR BOOKS ON THE SHELF USING THESE CALL NUMBERS

947–947.085

914.7

Look up call numbers for each republic.


LOOK UNDER THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS IN THE CATALOG (CARD OR COMPUTER)

Former Soviet republics

Commonwealth of Independent States

Look under each republic; e.g., Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.


USE PAMPHLET FILE (ALSO CALLED VERTICAL FILE) UNDER THE HEADINGS

Each republic may have its own heading or be grouped under Independent Republics


REFERENCE MATERIALS THAT MAY HELP (BOOKS OR CD-ROMS)

Batalden, Stephen K., and Sandra L. Batalden. The Newly Independent States of Eurasia: Handbook of Former Soviet Republics, 1994.

Brawer, Moshe. Atlas of Russia and the Independent Republics, 1995.

CQ Researcher, July 12, 1991.

Facts on File

Shoemaker, M. Wesley. Russia, Eurasian States, and Eastern Europe, 1995, 1995.

United States. Department of State. Background Notes.

General encyclopedias


PERIODICAL INDEXES TO SEARCH (BOOKS OR CD-ROMS)

EBSCO Magazine Article Summaries

InfoTrac

NewsBank and other newspaper indexes

Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature

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