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Research Resources: Biography, Culture and History

Find biographies and images for over 400,000 notable people from around the world and throughout history.

WCCLS funded

Get up-to-date facts, and learn about the history and customs of countries around the world. Also includes states and provinces.

WCCLS funded

Explore the online encyclopedia from Encyclopedia Britannica with hundreds of thousands of articles, biographies, videos, images, and web sites.

WCCLS funded

Access the complete content for historic Oregon newspapers that have been digitized as part of the Oregon Digital Newspaper Program.

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Access to “National Geographic Kids” articles, over 230 educational books, and National Geographic photographs in a kid-friendly interface

Oregon State Library funded

Explore Oregon’s history through the Oregon Historical Society’s digital collections

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Search this overview of our nation’s past that covers the most-studied events, decades, conflicts, wars, political and cultural movements, and people.

Oregon State Library funded

Explore the heritage of Washington County, Oregon through digitized photos.

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