GEO 206 Geography of Oregon: Get Started

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This guide is designed to help students do research on geographic issues in Oregon. 

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  • Portland/Oregon News - Find information on local issues from news media sources. Good places to get topic ideas.
  • Find Books & Articles - Find books and articles in geography available through the library and beyond. 
  • Portland/Oregon Data - Useful data sources for Portland or Oregon research.
  • Portland/Oregon Government Sites - Links to city, Metro, county, and state government data and information.
  • Cite Sources - Tips and tools for citing sources and avoiding plagiarism.
  • Get Help - Get help from a librarian 24x7, get support from a tutor, or find a handout or tutorial to help you with your research.

Condos Kill Culture | Alley off Alberta in Portland, Oregon by Joe Mud. Used under CC BY-NC-SA.

Doing Research? Try the Geography Research Tutorial

This interactive tutorial will help you find quality sources for Geography research assignments using Library databases and Google Scholar.

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Find Articles

Search these databases to find articles on topics on topics related to geography. Some of the databases below only contain scholarly research studies; others will contain a mix of scholarly, magazine, and newspaper articles; and others only have newspaper articles. Here are some of the benefits of scholarly articles. Each type of article is useful and beneficial and a good research paper will utilize a diverse array of sources.

Scholarly articles--

  • Report on the results of research studies
  • Are written by experts in the field
  • Are reviewed by experts to ensure the quality of the research
  • Tend to carry more weight with audiences because they are seen as being more credible and authoritative

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