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Where to Find Information on Historical Events & Laws

old print of tea being served to the poorMost of the topics for the writing assignment are historical. You could look for an appropriate historical encyclopedia, then check the index to find an article.  Fortunately there's an easier way.  One of our databases, Gale Virtual Reference Library, lets you do one search and find articles from a collection of hundreds of specialized encyclopedias.

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Databases for Recent Events

A few topics are too recent or too local to have much information in specialized encyclopedias. You could try to find these in a magazine database:

Databases for laws and legal questions

Additional resources for Oregon-related topics:

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