Oregon History- Scholarly Articles (Presti)

Use these to Find Scholarly Articles on Oregon

If you need a topic, start with the instructions below. If you have a topic, go to the second part.

IF YOU NEED A TOPIC,

You can find one by looking through the Table of Contents of the issues of the Oregon Historical Quarterly, the scholarly journal published by the Oregon Historical Society. There is one trick to using this- after getting to the JStor page, DON'T PAY FOR THE ARTICLE.   You can get it for free if you follow the link to Portland Community College.  Login with your MyPCC ID, and then when you find an article you want, you can click on it and be taken to it.  Just download the PDF (portable document format) of the article and you are ready to read and analyze.

https://www.jstor.org/journal/oregonhistq

IF YOU HAVE A TOPIC IN MIND, TRY:

JSTOR Home

JSTOR- The Best Place to Start for this Assignment

1. Click on the link above to open JStor in a new tab or window.

2.. Use the Advanced Search

3.  Put your search term in the box- leave it at all fields. (Example, Aurora Colony, Modoc, First World War)  Be sure to pick an event that happened in Oregon before 1919.
4. Under 'Narrow By" click Articles.
5. (Optional)  In Journal or Book Title, put in Oregon Historical Quarterly (Other publications have Oregon history, but be sure to put Oregon in as one of your search terms if you don't use this feature.)
6.  The article needs to be written in the last 50 years, so fill in Publication date 1968 to 2018.
Leave the rest of the fields blank.
7.  When you get your results, find one that looks interesting, and then click "Download PDF" to get the full article to analyze.
 
More Help:
Handy Jstor handout.  It isn't specifically for Oregon, but it might help.
 
STUCK, OR THESE DON'T WORK FOR YOU?  THERE ARE OTHER OPTIONS-
Contact your history librarian, Tony Greiner at anthony.greiner@pcc.edu or call 971-722-5333.