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Arts in Cultural Context: RUS 0871

Research help for the GenEd course, RUS 0871: Arts in Cultural Context.

Research Help

Kristina De Voe
Office: Paley Library 314
Phone: 215.204.4583

Library Research for Arts in Cultural Context

St. Basil's Cathedral

This guide will help you with your research assignments for the General Education course Arts in Cultural Context. Use the adjacent blue buttons to help you find sources about Russia and its culture. If you need help, contact the librarian.

Search Summon

This is a great place to start when you do not know where to begin. Summon is the library's version of Google. It searches both our library catalog and many of our databases all at once!

Pop Culture Russia!

Understand the Assignment

Checklist Before choosing a topic, make sure you understand your assignment. Read your assignment and look for:

  • Due Date
  • Length of the assignment
  • Number and type(s) of outside sources
  • Topic guidance
  • Points your instructor wants you to cover

Make sure you understand your assignment’s purpose. Are you supposed to take a side in an existing argument, explain a problem, propose a position, describe a project or process, or do something else?

If you find that you cannot describe what your assignment is about to someone else, either read it again or ask your instructor for clarification.