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From: "James Capobianco" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Los Angeles phone directories - searching library catalogs
Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2006 12:48:25 -0500
Thanks Kathy and Peggy for the much better responses to the Los Angeles
City directories question than mine was!
Carolyn: Don't feel so bad about having trouble searching OCLC -
Worldcat. Their search interface is not the best, and I have been
frustrated in the past when I haven't received the results I'd expected.
For instance, on a simple search, most library catalogs use a
"left-anchored" title search, which more precisely gives you what you're
looking for, if you know the title. OCLC/Worldcat, on the other hand,
does a keyword search and adds "and" between words. Most people wouldn't
expect that from experience with most other catalogs, including the
Library of Congress. Plus, you might have to wade through more hits than
you expect to find what you want.
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