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HIS 3600 History of the Pacific Northwest

Print and Online Resources for Pacific Northwest History

Browsing the Shelves

If you want to browse the shelves to find a book, try these call number sections:

For Washington: F 886 - F 899

For Seattle: F 899 .S4

For Oregon: F 871 - F 884

All three sections are on the Second Level.

Subject Headings

Subject Headings are short phrases that describe what a book is about. 

There are two main ways to use Subject Headings when searching.

The first way is to begin your search by choosing the "in subject" dropdown and putting a heading term in the search box:

Subject Heading Search using Pacific Northwest history as subject

The second way is to examine the Subject Headings attached to a book already found. Use the Details tab to see more about the book, including the Subject Headings. Clicking on a heading will give a new results list of books that have that same heading:

A book record with the details tab displayed and showing subject headings


Using Subject Headings

Some good Subject Headings to use when searching for books about the Pacific Northwest include:

Pacific Northwest history

Washington (state) history

Oregon history

Seattle history

Portland (Or.) history

Emmanuel Room

Books in the Emmanuel Room are for library use only.

To get access to the room, ask at the Circulation Desk, or contact Adrienne Meier.