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College Writing 50 Spring 2018 Steenland: Books and Articles

Sample Searches in Historical Newspapers (ProQuest)

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1.   "los angeles"  (anywhere)

aqueduct (anywhere)

publication dates:  (specific date range):  May 21 1924        December 31 1924

2.   "los angeles"  (anywhere)

aqueduct (anywhere)

dynamit* or bomb*

publication dates:  (specific date range):  any month any date 1924

                                                                 any month  any date 1924

sort by:  publication date (oldest)

3.     mulholland, william  (author)

4.     "st francis dam"   (anywhere)

publication dates:  (specific date range):  March  12 1928

                                                                March  31  1928

publication:  los angeles times

5.    japanese (anywhere)

       owens valley  (anywhere)

publication dates:  (specific date range): January 1 1941

                                                               December 31 1945

6.     manzanar  (anywhere)

publication dates:  (specific date range): January 1 1941

                                                               December 31 1945

7.     rancher* or famer*  (anywhere)

        owens valley  (anywhere)

publication dates:  (specific date range): any month/ any day  1900

                                                                any month/ any day  1940

8.     rancher* or famer*  (anywhere except full text)

        owens valley  (anywhere except full text)

publication dates:  (specific date range): any month/ any day  1900

                                                                any month/ any day  1940


NEW!!! San Francisco Chronicle archive

Just arrived and most people don't know about it yet!  This covers 1923 - current:

San Francisco Chronicle

for 1865-1922 use Historical Newspapers (ProQuest) listed below


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For each item make sure you know the name of the physical library, call number, and whether or not it's checked out, library use only, etc.

Call numbers are on the spine of the book; learn how to read them so you can find what you need on the shelves.

Getting Material from NRLF (storage)

A large part of the library's collection is stored in a secure building called the Northern Regional Library Facility (NRLF). Affiliated patrons may request physical copies or electronic scans of materials that are stored in this off-site location.

Physical Copies

To request a physical copy of an item kept in the NRLF, press the  Request Button  button on the screen after the initial search in the OskiCat web catalog (see picture below). The screen after will ask you to enter account information using either your Library/Cal 1 Card number or CalNet logins.

OskiCat Catalog Request from NRLF

After logging in to your library account, you have the option to designate a volume number (if applicable) and a cancel date.

Electronic Copies or Scans

To request an electronic copies or scans of eligible library materials stored in the NRLF, you must click on the title itself and exit the search results screen. Once on the item information screen, press the Request an electronic copy from NRLF button as shown in the image below, and login to your account. 

Electronic Copy from NRLF

Below is an image of the screen after your credentials have been entered. Here you can specify the exact volumes, chapters, and pages of the library item needed.

Information needed for Requesting Electronic Copies

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