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History 290: History Today (Ann Le Bar)

Resources about the Hanford Site in Washington State

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Useful Search Terms

Helpful keywords: Hanford, , nuclear, nuclear weapons, radiation, atomic bomb, downwinders, etc.

Subject Headings

Atomic bomb:

  • Atomic bomb
  • Atomic bomb -- United States -- history
  • Atomic bomb research
  • Manhattan Project (U.S.) -- History
  • Nuclear weapons -- United States -- History
Environmental issues:
  • Hanford Site (Wash.) -- Environmental aspects
  • Hazardous waste site remediation -- Washington (State) -- Hanford Site
  • Nuclear weapons plants -- Environmental aspects -- United States
  • Radioactive waste disposal -- Washington (State) -- Hanford Site
Ethical aspects:
  • Nuclear weapons -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States
Health effects:
  • Nuclear weapons plants -- Health aspects -- Washington (State)
  • Nuclear weapons testing victims -- West (U.S.)
  • Nuclear weapons -- West (U.S.) -- Testing -- History
  • Nuclear weapons -- Testing -- Health aspects
  • Radioactive fallout -- Health aspects -- West (U.S.)
  • Radiation -- Health aspects -- Washington (State)
  • Radiation -- Health aspects -- West (U.S.)
  • Uranium mines and mining -- Health aspects -- West (U.S.)
  • Uranium miners -- Health and hygiene -- West (U.S.)
  • Hanford Site (Wash.)
  • Hanford Site (Wash.) -- History
  • Hanford Nuclear Reservation
  • Nuclear reactors -- Hanford Site -- History
     Los Alamos:
  • New Mexico Los Alamos -- History
     Oak Ridge
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory --  History
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory --  History -- 20th century

Useful Words for Finding Primary Sources in Catalogs/Databases

To find books that reproduce primary sources on your topic, you need to enter the topic (or person) you are researching and one of the following subject terms:

Archives, correspondence, diaries, interviews, letters, manuscripts, maps, memoirs, narratives (personal, slave, etc.), photographs, propaganda, sources, speeches.

If you want to find reproductions of important primary sources from U.S. history, then you can do a search for your topic AND sources (as a subject) in the EWU catalog.

Government or military documents

Try searching the Library Catalog:

Hanford (subject or keyword) AND united states (author)

Congressional Resources