Research assistance is available by appointment with the Geography subject liaison 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 component 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. Adjust your search strategies and keywords according to the results you find in each database or search engine.
The Western Neighborhoods Project is a nonprofit organization formed in 1999 to preserve and share the history and culture of the neighborhoods in western San Francisco.
Our mission is to record your personal memory, copy your photographs, and help unearth the story of your local business, school, club or place of worship.
This Web site features images and historical articles related to the city's "Outside Lands". If you're interested in the Richmond, Sunset, West of Twin Peaks, OMI or Lake Merced districts (and the micro-neighborhoods they encompass), start browsing through our menu to learn more.