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Selected Scholarly Journals
When you are researching a specific topic, it is best to use subject databases to discover the full range of scholarship on a topic. However, when you wish to simply explore the field, it can be very useful to browse through journals that are specifically oriented to the topic at hand.
Western Historical Quarterly
Full text available from 1996 forward. Earlier issues are available full text in JSTOR.
Pacific Historical Review
Includes articles on the history of the North American Pacific coast and Hawaii as well as the history of pan-Pacific relations. Full text available from 2001 forward; back files available through JSTOR.
Pacific Northwest Quarterly
Back files available in JSTOR, with an embargo on the most recent six years. To access the most recent issues, come to Collins Library to consult the print issues, which are shelved just off of the Circulation Desk on the first floor.
American Indian Quarterly
Nearly every issue includes articles relevant to the study of the history of the west and Pacific Northwest. Full text available from several databases.
Reference Resources for the History of the West & Pacific Northwest
These resources provide overviews of topics and suggestions for further reading.
Historylink: The Free Online Encyclopedia of Washington State History
"HistoryLink.org is the continually evolving online encyclopedia of Washington state history. We provide a free, authoritative, and easily accessible reference for the benefit of all. With a few noted exceptions, all articles on this site are original works prepared exclusively for HistoryLink.org by staff historians, contract writers, volunteers, and consulting experts."
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States by
Call Number: Click the title above for online access.
Publication Date: 2009
The Encyclopedia draws together the diverse historical and contemporary experiences in the United States of Latinos and Latinas. Entries address such broad topics as identity, art, politics, religion, education, health, and history. Each entry has its own bibliography and cross-references and is signed by its author.