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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!


Published Jul 10, 2013 (Updated Aug 15, 2013)


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