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These databases are either tailored to your subject or they provide coverage over a wide range of interdisciplinary topics.
- Academic Search Complete: An interdisciplinary database that provides full text for nearly 14,000 journals, including more than 10,000 peer-reviewed titles.
- Issues and Controversies: Covers current social topics that inspire debate and controversy and offers information on both sides of the argument
- Points of View: Offers overviews on a variety of current events and sets of opposing viewpoints on controversial subjects
If you can't go the library's stacks, check out our collection of online reference books:
- Credo Reference Online: Access to more than 700 reference books, including general and specialized encyclopedias and dictionaries for overviews on topics.
- Encyclopedia of American Environmental History: Covers every significant issue, event, law, and figure in U.S. environmental history
- Encyclopedia of Revolutionary America: A comprehensive A-to-Z encyclopedia that includes discussion of the continental U.S. and contains coverage of the Atlantic world and the North American continent
- Popular Controversies in World History: Investigation History's Intriguing Questions: Offers an educational examination of events and phenomena, from the earliest evidence of human activity to controversial events of the 20th century
- What Happened? An Encyclopedia of Events That Changed America Forever: Covers critically important events in American history from the 17th century to the present
If you can visit the library, it's easy to browse our collection because we organize books by their subject:
|SUBJECT||CALL NUMBER HEADING|
|Oregon Collection||Oregon Coll.|
|Former Republics of the Soviet Union||DK|
|Oceania (South Seas)||DU|
|The Americas. United States.||E|
|United States Local. Canada. Latin America||F|
|History of civilization||CB|
- The Oregon Encyclopedia: The history and culture of Oregon in a searchable database of articles.
- Historic Oregon Newspapers: Newspapers from Coos County and through the state, pre-1923.
- Myrtle Point Newspapers: Regional news going back to the 1890s.
- The History Place: Offers basic information on US and European history, including timelines, presidential portraits, and a collection of famous speeches
- Country Studies: Provides governmental data on nations from around the world, including current information and historical overviews
- Eyewitness to History: Provides eyewitness accounts of historical events from the ancient world to the twentieth century, along with photographs and an index
- The History Net: Offers information from various history magazines and includes photo galleries and book reviews
- HyperHistory: Contains an interactive, synchronic timeline that can be organized by topic or events and includes maps and biographical lifelines
- Guide to World War I documents: Offers links to digitized documents on the web that pertain to World War I and includes a bibliography, hosted by the Library of Congress
- Avalon Project’s World War II Collection: Provides the text-version of significant documents and speeches from World War II and is maintained by Yale Law School
- Internet History Sourcebooks Project: Provides lists of resources for history scholars, including links to articles or bibliographies, and is edited by a history professor at Fordham
The library subscribes to magazines and journals that are related to your field. Head to Tioga 2 and browse through some of these journals:
- OAH Newsletter
- Current History
- Pacific Northwest Quarterly
- Coos County Historical Society Museum Newsletter
- Oregon Historical Quarterly
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: 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: MLA style generally is used for papers written in the humanities.
- Guide for the APA style: APA style generally is used for papers written in the social sciences, especially psychology.
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Don't hesitate to talk to a librarian, a tutor, or your instructor when conducting research. Make the most of these resources!