FIND A BOOK
This is just a sampling of the nearly 300 books on Oregon history held in the Southwestern Library:
- Francis Drake in the Winds of Oregon, June, 1579, Leslie C. Smith, F880.S6 1971
- Oregon Indians: Voices from Two Centuries, Edited by Stephen Dow Beckham, E78.O6 O74 2006
- Oregon and the Collapse of Illahee: U.S. Empire and the Transformation of an Indigenous World, 1792, Gray H. Whaley, E78.O6 W53 2010
- Lost Treasure Ships of the Oregon Coast, Theodore Schellhase, G525 .S279 2009
- A Guide to Oregon South Coast History, Including an Account of the Jedediah Smith Exploring Expedition, Nathan Douthit, F882.S68 D68 1986x
- She's Tricky like Coyote: Annie Miner Peterson, an Oregon Coast Indian Woman, Lionel Youst , E99.C8742 P479 1997
- Stars in the Dark: Coal Mines of Southwestern Oregon, Dow Beckham, F882.S68 B4 1995 c.2
- Early Coos County Loggers, Curt Beckham, SD537.52.L38 B33 1987x
- Mosquito Fleet of Coos County, Victor West, HE752.O7 W476x
- Characters, Legends and Mysteries of Curry County, Oregon, Walt Schroeder, F882.C7.S37 2007
You also might try these reference books for in-library use only:
Dictionary of Oregon History by Howard McKinley Corning,F874 .C6
Indians of Oregon: Past and Present, E78.O6 I63 1999
Oregon Geographic Names by Lewis A. McArthur, F874.M16 1992
FIND A WEBSITE: USE INTERNET RESOURCES WISELY
Although these websites are likely to be accurate, you should still evaluate information found on the Internet.
FIND A PRINT JOURNAL: READ THE LATEST ISSUES
The library subscribes to magazines and journals that are related to your field. Head to Tioga 2 and browse through this journal:
Oregon Historical Quarterly
CITATION GUIDES: CREATE A BIBLIOGRAPHY
Whether you use websites, electronic journals, reference books, or print resources, you will need a bibliography. Here’s some information on how to cite your sources:
- Avoid inadvertent plagiarism: [PDF] It’s possible to copy from a source and not even know that you’ve done anything wrong.
- KnightCite: This great site formats the bibliographic entry for you, and you can select the appropriate style (MLA, APA, Chicago).
- Guide to the MLA style: [PDF] The MLA-style is generally used for papers written in the humanities.
- Guide for the APA style: [PDF] The APA-style is generally used for papers written in the social sciences, especially psychology.
FIND MORE HELP: USE COLLEGE RESOURCES
Don’t hesitate to talk to a librarian, a tutor, or your instructor when conducting research. Make the most of these resources!