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Long Beach and Local History: Find Books / Ebooks

New Books in Local History

Some recent additons to our collections in local history.

Tips for Finding Relevant Local History Books

In OneSearch Book Subject Search, Searching for certain subject words will result in more highly relevant books. And if you place an asterisk * at the end of the word, you will get all the variants of that word* = (word or words or wordy or wordiness or wordsmith)

If you want any books dealing LONG BEACH and (HISTORY OR HISTORICAL OR HISTORIOGRAPHY) in highly relevant subject field, try these searches

histor* and long beach and calif*

If you want any books dealing with the subject SEGREGATION and CALIFORNIA type in,

segregat* and calif*

If you want books counting documents on California history, do a subject keyword search in,

calif* and histor* and sources

Subject Headings for Local History

Below are a selection of a few general subject headings for Long Beach and local history. Click on any of the following hyperlinked subjects now to retrieve records from OneSearch Subject Search

Subject Call for Long Beach and Local History

If you'd like to browse for history books, they are generally found on the 2nd floor of the Library. See these broad call number ranges for local subjects:

  • Long Beach  --  F869 L7
  • Cities and Counties of California  --  F869
  • California  --  F856 - F870

Link+

Need a book the Library doesn't have? 

Request it through Link+

Books arrive at the CSULB Library within 2-4 business days and you get an email. 

You can get to Link+ directly from your OneSearch query results.  If we don't have the book or it is checked out, login to OneSearch and take the link for Link+ under Request Options. Or do your search directly in Link+.

Find out more on the interlibrary services page.

  Assists in Finding Books

Not Available at CSULB?

Is your article not available at CSULB?

Put in a request through BeachReach to get full-text of any article. 

You can get to BeachReach from the  page when you are searching in the databases.

Need more information on BeachReach? Visit our interlibrary services page.