Users of Historic Oregon Newspapers have the option of performing basic or advanced searches. The basic search box can be found underneath the main menu on any Historic Oregon Newspapers website page. Basic search options are limited to state, time period, and key words located near each other. The basic search returns all supported languages.
Your searches will yield better results if you keep the following points in mind:
Historic Oregon Newspapers's search engine utilizes language-specific dictionaries to include word variants for your search terms. This is often called stemming. For example, the search term house, when stemmed in English, would also return words like houses and housing.
For basic searches, results listed first are most likely to be relevant to your search. Results will appear higher in the list when they contain