These encyclopedias, dictionaries, and almanacs provide basic background information on Oregon's peoples and places.
Encyclopedia of the American West by Zenda, Inc. Staff; Charles Phillips (Editor); Alan Axelrod (Editor)Through a combination of biographies, histories of the western states, and overview entries on complex topics, the four-volume encyclopedia examines more than stereotypes of cowboys and Indians, opening the door to the diversity of the western experience, from the 18th through the early 20th centuries. Over 1700 alphabetically-arranged entries, 2000 pages, and more than 100 photographs fully define in one source the concerns of the traditional West within the broader framework of social history.
The Encyclopedia of OregonA single-volume guide to the history, geography, and government of Oregon. Contains a biographical dictionary of the state governors, a dictionary of places, a guide to historic places, the state constitution, and a quick survey of the geography and history of the state.
WorldCat provides access to library catalogs from around the world. The database contains millions of bibliographic records describing books, journals, maps, musical scores, recordings, videos, manuscripts, etc.