Welcome to the research course guide for The Rise and the Fall of the Soviet Union. This guide is a good place to start for secondary, scholarly databases for your research paper. There is also a section for Special Collections and Digital Primary Sources, should you want to explore further.
Just a few words about research that you can either heed or ignore: seen holistically, these different types of sources make up the scholarly conversation. Your research paper, responding to your topic and the sources you locate, is also part of the scholarly conversation. What you find in your sources may alter the trajectory of your research. In sum: research is an art, not a science, and as such it is not linear.
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