Research assistance is available by appointment with the Geography librarian, LaVonne Jacobsen, with other research librarians, by instant messaging, E-Mail Reference or in person at the Library's Research Assistance Desk on the 1st floor in the Research Commons.
Begin literature searches by analyzing your topic -- outline the parts of the topic, generate lists of keywords and variations, decide how current or historical the articles should be, and identify key researchers in the field, if possible. Adjust your search strategies and keywords according to the results you find in each database or search engine.
The San Francisco Bay Area Network includes eleven national park units, each of which contain a rich and varied array of natural and cultural resources. The many National Park Service programs and partners in the Bay Area are dedicated to understanding and preserving the region’s unique resources through science and education. This web site delivers information about these resources and about scientific activities underway. Learn more about specific topics by exploring the links on the left or visit the parks and protected areas pages to discover the particular resources found at each of these special places.
Resources and Publications include species lists, management documents, protocols, data and maps.