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Eurasian Studies: Finding Books

Resources for projects on Central Asia, Eastern Europe, and post-Soviet Eurasia.

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How to Search for Books on Eurasia

Keywords: You can search for "Central Asia" using the Colby catalog, and refine by location (Miller stacks? Bates or Bowdoin? Ebooks?). 

Subjects: If searching by "subject," try "Asia, Central". Other subjects to try could be:

  • Asia, Central--History
  • Asia, Central--Economic conditions
  • Asia, Central--Ethnic relations
  • Asia, Central--Civilization
  • Asia, Central--Politics and government
  • Asia, Central--Languages
  • Asia, Central--Foreign relations
  • Asia, Central--Politics and government
  • Asia, Central--Social conditions
  • Asia, Central--Strategic aspects

How to Browse for Books on Eurasia

If you'd like to browse the shelves, do a search and write down the "call numbers" of a few books. You are also likely to find some books on Eurasia in these very broad sections: 

  • DJK for history of Eastern Europe
  • DK for history of Russia and former Soviet states in Europe
  • DS for history of Central Asia
  • BP for Islam as religion
  • HQ for women and family (HQ 1170 for women in Islam)
  • PG for Slavic languages and literatures
  • JN for politics in Europe
  • JQ for politics in Asia, Africa, and the Pacific 
  • JZ for International Relations
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