Locating journal and magazine articles on the history of Los Angeles presents a more difficult experience than in other topics explored in this project. That is because computerized indexes have been available only a relatively short time, and so much of
the historical material was written previous to that beginning. The researcher is often left, as a result, with lengthy searches in printed indexes.
Some of the more general indexes might also be helpful:
- Hager, Anna. The Historical Society of Southern California: Topical Index of all Published Works, 1884-1957. Los Angeles: The Society, 1959.
- Doheny Stacks F867.H574; Z1261.H22
- Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature. New York: Wilson, 1900- .
- Leavey; Reference Center; VKC AI3.R4
- Indexing to about 200 popular magazines. The fact that it has existed the entire century makes it an extremely important source of information.
- Southern California Quarterly, 1891-.
- Doheny Stacks F867.H57
- Essay and General Literature Index. New York: Wilson, 1900- .
- Leavey; Reference Center AI3.E752
- Subject index to collections of articles and essays.
- Expanded Academic Index (1987-) on USCInfo
- Indexes magazine articles in such areas as art, biographies, ethnic studies, government, history, literature, political science, religion, and reviews.
- Humanities Index. New York: Wilson, 1974- .
- Leavey; Reference Center AI3.H8
- Indexes about 350 periodicals in such areas as folklore, history, language, literary criticism, performing arts, religion, and related subjects.
- Magazine Index (1983-) on USCInfo
- Indexing to articles and reviews in more than 500 popular magazines. Subjects include current events, education, poetry, politics, short stories, and sports.
- PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service) 1972-. Monthly.
- Also available on USCInfo.
- Social Sciences Index. New York: Wilson, 1974- .
- Leavey; Reference Center
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