Los Angeles Comprehensive Bibliographic Database (LACBD) publishes in one
comprehensive electronic edition two bibliographies:
Angeles and its Environs in the Twentieth Century: A Bibliography of a
Metropolis, compiled under the auspices of the Los Angeles Metropolitan
History Project; foreword by Mrs. Fletcher Bowron; edited with an introduction
by Doyce B. Nunis, Jr. Los Angeles: Ward Ritchie Press, 1973.
This project is
a collaborative interdisciplinary effort between USC departments and programs
and the Los Angeles City Historical Society. General Editors are Philip
J. Ethington, Associate Professor, USC Department of History, Hynda L.
Rudd, Division Chief, Los Angeles City Clerk Records Management Division,
and Lynn Sipe, Director of Collection Resources, USC Information Services
Division. Linda McCann, Information Services Division Collection Resources,
is Project Editorial Director.
and its Environs in the Twentieth Century: A Bibliography of a Metropolis:
1970-1990, with a directory of resources in Los Angeles County, compiled
and edited by Hynda L. Rudd; foreword by Doyce B. Nunis, Jr. Los Angeles
: Los Angeles City Historical Society, 1996.
The first phase
of the project is supported by a grant from the Southern California Studies
Center (SC2) http://www.usc.edu/dept/LAS/SC2/.
The project receives support from USC Information Services Division and
the Los Angeles City Historical Society.
of the print bibliographies is from 1900 to 1990. Citations primarily are
to books, academic theses, and journal articles, excluding newspaper reports.
The Los Angeles Comprehensive Bibliographic Database will be maintained
and updated to incorporate recent materials on Los Angeles and its environs
and extend coverage to 2000. The database is searchable by author, title,
format, subject and keyword.
by Linda Rudell-Betts, Lexicographer.
for the first phase of the LACBD is a synthesis of two subject indexes
from the print bibliographies. It compiles the subject terms into a new
subject vocabulary display design. Some terms are created or added from
other vocabularies (LCSH, ERIC, UNESCO) to collocate legacy index terms.
provides an overview of the subject coverage of the database and can be
used to search the database through the "Search LACBD" menu option. It
is constructed according to NISO Guidelines and based on the following
is a controlled vocabulary arranged in a known order in which equivalence,
homographic, hierarchical, and associative relationships among terms are
clearly displayed and identified by standardized relationship indicators,
which must be employed reciprocally.
Guidelines for the Construction, Format, and Management of Monolingual
Thesauri Developing Organization: National Information Standards Organization
Publication Date: 30-AUG-1993. p 38.)
Comprehensive Bibliographic Database