English 007 (Abramowitsch): Bay Area Research: Search Strategies


Topic Worksheet


Subject Headings

Some official subject headings related to your research. 

Library of Congress Subject Headings books

  • San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.)
  • San Francisco (Calif.) -- History
  • Oakland (Calif.) -- History 
  • California, Northern

  • San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (Oakland and San Francisco, Calif.)

  • San Francisco (Calif.) -- Social life and customs

  • California -- San Francisco
  • San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.) -- Race relations.
  • Black Panther Party



Boolean Operators: Search with AND, OR, NOT



Searching term tricks

*   Expand the word you are searching to include plurals. etc.: Japan* gives you Japan, Japanese, Japantown

"quotes"   Use for phrases: "San Francisco"

OR   Use for either or searching: Hayward or Oakland

And   Use to combine terms you want to have: San Francisco and "Civil RIghts"

Not   Use when you want to eliminate a word from your search (Warning: if you cut a word and it is in an article with words you want, you won't see that article!)

              Not: Baseball