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LSTA Annotated Bibliographies

The Oregon Encyclopedia has been on the road the spring and summer of 2010 holding a series of meetings at libraries throughout the state. We’ve been asking members of each community to contribute their knowledge of local history and culture and to lead us to new authors and contributors. At each site, library staff has shared information about the local historical resources available at their libraries that can help people research and learn about the history of the local community and region. A local historian presented at many of the meetings and participants learned more about The Oregon Encyclopedia. Each library held two meetings.

Many of the libraries compiled annotated bibliographies of significant resources in their collection, available below.

Newberg Public Library Annotated Bibliography
   Click here to download

Coos County Public Library Annotated Bibliography
   Click here to download

Multnomah County Library, Holgate Branch Bibliography
   Click here to download

Grand Ronde Tribal Library Bibliography
   Click here to download

The Shaw Historical Library, Klamath Falls, Bibliography
   Click here to download

The Baker County Library District Bibliography
   Click here to download

The Tillamook County Library Bibliography
  Click here to download

Harney County Library Bibliography
  Click here to download

The Tamastslikt Cultural Instutute Bibliography
  Ciick here to download

The Barber Library at Central Oregon Community College Bibliography
  Click here to download

The Jefferson County Library District Bibliography  
  Click here to download

Pendleton Public Library Bibliography
  Click here to download

Portland Community College Library Local History Guide
  Click here to view

Oregon Historical Society Collections Guide
  Click here to view

University of Portland Library Bibliography
  Click here to download

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How to find and read a census online

If you ever visited Census.gov before it was updated you’d have found the process of sifting through the plentiful information about America’s economy, places, and people incredibly time-consuming and difficult. Thankfully, the website has been updated, which has made it slightly easier to navigate. However, with so much information available, it’s still easy to miss key features or you may struggle to pinpoint the data you’re looking for.

Therefore, to help get you started and to make sure you’re getting the most out of Census.gov, we’ve put together this handy guide which will show you how to navigate the site and get the results you’re looking for. 

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