Resources for History Majors

Research Links


  Pacific University Library
  Find hard-copy research documents, search electronic article databases, request documents
  from other universities, or get research advice from library staff.

  American West: A Celebration of the Human Spirit
Historical documents on the 22 States west of the Mississippi.
  Resource Type: Primary

  University of Pennsylvania: The Online Books Page
Searchable database of more than 25,000 free books on the Web.
  Resource Type: Primary

  Yale University Library: US Government Historical Documents
Links to historical government documents available online.
  Resource Type: Primary

  University of Michigan: Making of America
Searchable database of American social history documents.
  Resource Type: Primary

  Cornell University Library: Windows on the Past
Great collection of scanned documents ranging from diary entries to monographs.
  Resource Type: Primary

  Wiedner University, Wolfgram Memorial Library: Evaluating Web Resources
Guide to evaluating resources found online.

  Oregon Historical Quarterly
Quarterly journal published by the Oregon Historical Society.

  Pearce Civil War Collection
Balanced collection of documents relating to the American Civil War.


Downloadable Documents


  Historiography, the Historiographic Essay and the Senior Thesis

  Information to help prepare current students to write their senior theses.

  Download: Word Document (52KB) | PDF Document (24KB)