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From: "Peggy Baldwin" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Los Angeles phone directories - searching library catalogs
Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2006 08:12:40 -0800
It's not really an issue of the cataloging, as it is of how to search the
database. The easiest way to search subject headings in World Cat
is to find an appropriate resource by searching with keywords and then to
click on the subject heading link for that resource.
Unfortunately, the subject heading "Los Angeles (Calif.) Directories" is not
probably as precise as you want. It will get you entries like
"Los Angeles theatre book: a comprehensive handbook for playgoers" as well
as city directories.
I always suggest using "advanced search" rather than "basic search", so that
you can control your search
better. Try searching with title phrase for the words "los angeles city
directory". It seems to work well.
Peggy Baldwin, MLS
Family Passages LLC
----- Original Message -----
From: "James Capobianco" <>
Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2006 1:12 PM
Subject: RE: [APG] Los Angeles phone directories - searching library
> "For some reason I have a hard time when entering search terms for
> directories in library catalog databases and OCLC."
> The Library of Congress Subject heading for City Directories for Los
> Angeles should be:
> Los Angeles (Calif.) Directories.
> In general, it should be the name of the city, abbreviation for state in
> parentheses, followed by the word "Directories."
> I'm a librarian, but not a cataloger. If someone else knows better the
> inticacies of the subdivisions, I would defer to them.
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