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Local Research (SF & Oakland)

A guide to researching local history, architecture, and urban spaces.

CCA Library Books

Continue your research by finding books and media about your topic. 

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Tips for seaching the catalog:

  • USE simple words or phrases, like fashion, "San Francisco" or "urban planning."
  • AVOID typing in long phrases. 
  • When you find a useful book, check its catalog record for subject headings which will link you to other books on the same topic. Or, try using the subject headings listed on the left-side margin of this page.

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